Princeton University Library Catalog

Patient safety in emergency medicine / [edited by] Pat Croskerry ... [et al.].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2009.
Description:
xvii, 428 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Summary note:
"With the increased emphasis on reducing medical errors in an emergency setting, this book will focus on patient safety within the emergency department, where preventable medical errors often occur. The book will provide both an overview of patient safety within health care - the 'culture of safety,' importance of teamwork, organizational change - and specific guidelines on issues such as medication safety, procedural complications, and clinician fatigue, to ensure quality care in the ED. Special sections discuss ED design, medication safety, and awareness of the 'culture of safety.'"--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
I. Marking the Territory, Understanding the Challenges -- II. Organizational Approaches to Safety -- III. Understanding Success and Failure -- IV. Designing and Managing the Safe Emergency Department -- V. It's About the Team, It's About Communication -- VI. Safe Medical Practice -- VII. Optimizing Human Performance -- VIII. Educating for Safety -- IX. The Aftermath of Medical Failure -- X. Regulating Safety -- XI. Leading a Safe Department -- XII. Forging a Path for Safety.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780781777278 (alk. paper)
  • 0781777275 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2008014011
OCLC:
214300131
Related name:
RCP:
C - S