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Safe patients smart hospitals : how one doctor's checklist can help us change health care from the inside out

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Pronovost, Peter. Penguin Books , 2010.
Call Number
WX 153 P965s 2010
Location
Cape Breton Regional
The inspiring story of how a leading innovator in patient safety found a simple way to save countless lives. First, do no harm-doctors, nurses and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet in hospitals and doctors' offices across the country, errors are made every single day - avoidable, simple mistakes that often cost lives. Inspired by two medical mistakes that not only ended in unnecessary deaths but hit close to home, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient…
Call Number
WX 153 P965s 2010
Author
Pronovost, Peter
Other Authors
Vohr, Eric
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Penguin Books
Date Published
2010
Physical Description
282 p.
ISBN
9780452296862
9781594630644
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Administration - methods
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Quality Assurance, Health Care - methods
Abstract
The inspiring story of how a leading innovator in patient safety found a simple way to save countless lives. First, do no harm-doctors, nurses and clinicians swear by this code of conduct. Yet in hospitals and doctors' offices across the country, errors are made every single day - avoidable, simple mistakes that often cost lives. Inspired by two medical mistakes that not only ended in unnecessary deaths but hit close to home, Dr. Peter Pronovost made it his personal mission to improve patient safety and make preventable deaths a thing of the past, one hospital at a time. Dr. Pronovost began with simple improvements to a common procedure in the ER and ICU units at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Creating an easy five-step checklist based on the most up-to-date research for his fellow doctors and nurses to follow, he hoped that streamlining the procedure itself could slow the rate of infections patients often died from. But what Dr. Pronovost discovered was that doctors and nurses needed more than a checklist: the day-to-day environment needed to be more patient-driven and staff needed to see scientific results in order to know their efforts were a success. After those changes took effect, the units Dr. Pronovost worked with decreased their rate of infection by 70%. Today, all fifty states are implementing Dr. Pronovost's programs, which have the potential to save more lives than any other medical innovation in the past twenty-five years. But his ideas are just the beginning of the changes being made by doctors and nurses across the country making huge leaps to improve patient care. In Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals, Dr. Pronovost shares his own experience, anecdotal stories from his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and other hospitals that have made his approach their own, alongside comprehensive research-showing readers how small changes make a huge difference in patient care. Inspiring and thought provoking, this compelling book shows how one person with a cause really can make a huge difference in our lives.
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Loan Period
3 weeks
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The medical school interview : winning strategies from admissions faculty

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Samir P. Desai, Rajani Katta. (2nd ed.) MD2B , c2014.
Call Number
WB 290 D441 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
The interview is the most important factor in admission decisions. Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insider's perspective, the authors help you achieve your ultimate goal: medical school.
Call Number
WB 290 D441 2014
Author
Desai, Samir P
Other Authors
Katta, Rajani
Responsibility
Samir P. Desai, Rajani Katta
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Houston, TX
Publisher
MD2B
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
197 p.
ISBN
9781937978013
Abstract
The interview is the most important factor in admission decisions. Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insider's perspective, the authors help you achieve your ultimate goal: medical school.
Contents
Interview and its importance -- Factors that matter to decision-makers -- Interview preparation -- Interview formats -- The basics -- Interview day -- Common pitfalls -- Interview questions -- After the interview -- Wait list -- Acceptance -- Osteopathic medical school interview -- Preclinical years of medical school.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Quiet influence : the introvert's guide to making a difference

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat26291
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler. Berrett-Koehler Publishers , c2013.
Call Number
HM 1166 K34 2013
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Introverts may feel powerless in a world where extroverts seem to rule, but there’s more than one way to have some sway. Jennifer Kahnweiler proves introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths to make a difference. Kahnweiler identifies six unique strengths of introverts and includes a Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ) quiz to measure how well you’re using these six strengths now. Then, through questions, tools, exe…
Call Number
HM 1166 K34 2013
Author
Kahnweiler, Jennifer B
Responsibility
Jennifer B. Kahnweiler
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
176 p.
ISBN
9781609945626
Subjects (MeSH)
Influence (psychology)
Interpersonal Communication
Introverts
Abstract
Introverts may feel powerless in a world where extroverts seem to rule, but there’s more than one way to have some sway. Jennifer Kahnweiler proves introverts can be highly effective influencers when, instead of trying to act like extroverts, they use their natural strengths to make a difference. Kahnweiler identifies six unique strengths of introverts and includes a Quiet Influence Quotient (QIQ) quiz to measure how well you’re using these six strengths now. Then, through questions, tools, exercises, and powerful real-world examples, you will increase your mastery of these strengths.
Contents
Preface -- Introduction : why quiet influence, why now? -- Stop trying to act like an extrovert -- The six strengths of quiet influencers -- Your quiet influence quotient (QIQ) -- Strength #1 : taking quiet time -- Strength #2 : preparation -- Strength #3 : engaged listening -- Strength #4: focused conversations -- Strength #5: writing -- Strength # 6: thoughtful use of social media -- Making a quiet difference -- Your quiet influence quotient (QIQ) self-assessment product.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Research data management : practical strategies for information professionals

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edited by Joyce M. Ray. Purdue University Press , c2014.
Call Number
Z 667 R47 2014
Location
Halifax Infirmary
It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of da…
Call Number
Z 667 R47 2014
Other Authors
Ray, Joyce M
Responsibility
edited by Joyce M. Ray
Place of Publication
West Lafayette, IN
Publisher
Purdue University Press
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
436 p.
ISBN
9781557536648
Subjects (MeSH)
Communication in learning and scholarship - Technological innovations
Data libraries
Digital libraries - management
Electronic information resources - management
Information storage and retrieval systems
Research - information services
Abstract
It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers' ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Fundamentals of nursing

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat41084
[edited by] Patricia Ann Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Amy Hall, Patricia A. Stockert. (Ninth edition) Elsevier , c2017.
Call Number
WY 100.1 F9809 2017 REF
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional
It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concept…
Call Number
WY 100.1 F9809 2017 REF
Other Authors
Hall, Amy
Perry, Anne Griffin
Potter, Patricia A.
Responsibility
[edited by] Patricia Ann Potter, Anne Griffin Perry, Amy Hall, Patricia A. Stockert
Edition
Ninth edition
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Elsevier
Date Published
c2017
Physical Description
xix, 1365 pages
ISBN
9780323327404
Subjects (MeSH)
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Care
Nursing Process
Abstract
It’s your complete guide to nursing — from basic concepts to essential skills! Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition prepares you to succeed as a nurse by providing a solid foundation in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing theory, and safe clinical care in all settings. With illustrated, step-by-step guidelines, this book makes it easy to learn important skills and procedures. Care plans are presented within a nursing process framework, and case studies show how to apply concepts to nursing practice. From an expert author team led by Patricia Potter and Anne Griffin Perry, this bestselling nursing textbook helps you develop the understanding and clinical reasoning you need to provide excellent patient care.
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional
Copies
7
Loan Period
In library use
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Learned optimism : how to change your mind and your life

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Martin E. P. Seligman. Vintage Books , c2006.
Call Number
BJ 1477 S465L 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an I--give-up habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break …
Call Number
BJ 1477 S465L 2006
Author
Seligman, Martin E P
Responsibility
Martin E. P. Seligman
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Vintage Books
Date Published
c2006
Physical Description
319 p.
ISBN
9781400078394
Subjects (MeSH)
Adaptation, Psychological
Attitude
Optimism
Stress, Psychological - prevention & control
Abstract
Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an I--give-up habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical-and valuable for every phase of life. --Publisher.
Contents
Two ways of looking at life -- Learning to be helpless -- Explaining misfortune -- Ultimate pessimism -- How you think, how you feel -- Success at work -- Children and parents: the origins of optimism -- School -- Sports -- Health -- Politics, religion, and culture: a new psychohistory -- Optimistic life -- Helping your child escape pessimism -- Optimistic organization -- Flexible optimism.
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Lab literacy for Canadian doctors : a guide to ordering the right tests for better patient care

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Christopher Naugler, editor. Brush Education , c2014.
Call Number
QY 25 DC2 L112 2014
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors helps you to make better decisions about the right tests for typical clinical situations, quickly and efficiently, to improve patient care. Refer to this essential guide for: Advice and information on lab errors, false positives and negatives, and blood and tissue collection; A quick index summarizing the clinical utility of common tests; Sections on dermatology, ENT and respiratory system, endocrine system, fatigue, GI and hepatic system, gynecology and pregn…
Call Number
QY 25 DC2 L112 2014
Other Authors
Naugler, Christopher
Responsibility
Christopher Naugler, editor
Place of Publication
Edmonton, AB
Publisher
Brush Education
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
316 p.
ISBN
9781550594911
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical laboratory techniques - handbooks
Diagnostic Tests, Routine - Handbooks
Abstract
Lab Literacy for Canadian Doctors helps you to make better decisions about the right tests for typical clinical situations, quickly and efficiently, to improve patient care. Refer to this essential guide for: Advice and information on lab errors, false positives and negatives, and blood and tissue collection; A quick index summarizing the clinical utility of common tests; Sections on dermatology, ENT and respiratory system, endocrine system, fatigue, GI and hepatic system, gynecology and pregnancy, routine screening, and more.
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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The Canadian nurse practitioner examination : family/all ages prep guide

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Canadian Nurses Association. (2nd ed.) Canadian Nurses Association , c2011.
Call Number
WY 18.2 C212c 2011
Location
Halifax Infirmary
The level of competence of nurse practitioners working in a family/all ages environment is measured in part by the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination: Family/All Ages (CNPE: F/AA). The CNPE: F/AA is administered by provincial and territorial nursing regulatory authorities who purchase this exam from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). CNA owns the exam, and Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI), a subsidiary of CNA, develops it by collaborating with and seeking input from the regulatory auth…
Call Number
WY 18.2 C212c 2011
Corporate Author
Canadian Nurses Association
Responsibility
Canadian Nurses Association
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
The Canadian nurse practitioner examination (CNPE)
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Canadian Nurses Association
Date Published
c2011
Physical Description
137 p.
ISBN
9781551193434
Subjects (MeSH)
Nursing - Canada - study guides
Nursing Care - Examination Questions
Nursing process - examination questions
Abstract
The level of competence of nurse practitioners working in a family/all ages environment is measured in part by the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Examination: Family/All Ages (CNPE: F/AA). The CNPE: F/AA is administered by provincial and territorial nursing regulatory authorities who purchase this exam from the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). CNA owns the exam, and Assessment Strategies Inc. (ASI), a subsidiary of CNA, develops it by collaborating with and seeking input from the regulatory authorities and nurse practitioners from across Canada. Nurse practitioners are the content experts in developing and validating the exam on behalf of the regulatory authorities. The purpose of the CNPE: F/AA is to protect the public by ensuring that the entry-level nurse practitioner working in a family/all ages context possesses the competencies required to practise safely and effectively.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Photo jolts! : image-based activities that increase clarity, creativity, and conversation

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat26198
by Glenn Hughes & Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan. SAH Publishing , c2013.
Call Number
HF 5549.5 T7 H893 2013
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation? Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants think, talk, and take action. Written for trainers, teachers, coaches, managers, HR professionals designers and artists, Photo Jolts! provides step-by-step reci…
Call Number
HF 5549.5 T7 H893 2013
Author
Hughes, Glenn
Other Authors
Thiagarajan, Sivasailam
Responsibility
by Glenn Hughes & Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan
Place of Publication
Santa Clara, CA
Publisher
SAH Publishing
Date Published
c2013
Physical Description
366 p.
ISBN
9780989465519
Subjects (MeSH)
Group Processes
Staff Development
Teaching - methods
Abstract
Looking to increase clarity, creativity, and conversation? Photo Jolts! shows you how to leverage the power of photographs to improve yourself, your team, or your organization. Master trainer Thiagi and SMART as Hell.com founder Glenn Hughes share 51 activities (with over 300 variations) that are tested and proven to help participants think, talk, and take action. Written for trainers, teachers, coaches, managers, HR professionals designers and artists, Photo Jolts! provides step-by-step recipes for effective activities in the areas of problem-solving, team building, communication, emotional intelligence, design, creativity, sales/marketing, and global culture. Each of the 51 ready-to-play Photo Jolts! activities includes: A short overview; Recommended topics for the activity; Recommended number of participants and timing; Advice for running each activity in a virtual setting; A step-by-step script for the activity; Recommended variations; A sample of the activity.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Why medicine? : and 500 other questions for the medical school and residency interviews

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat26346
by Sujay Kansagra. , c2012.
Call Number
WB 290 K16w 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
The medical interview can make all the difference in the admissions process. Written by the bestselling author of "Everything I Learned in Medical School", "Why Medicine" gets you ready to tackle the interview process like never before. It brings you over 500 of the most common questions during medical interviews to help prepare you for success. So when they ask, you will be ready.
Call Number
WB 290 K16w 2012
Author
Kansagra, Sujay
Responsibility
by Sujay Kansagra
Alternate Title
and five hundred other questions for the medical school and residency interviews
Place of Publication
Lexington, KY
Date Published
c2012
Physical Description
133 p.
ISBN
9781479286348
Subjects (MeSH)
Internship and Residency
Schools, Medical
Abstract
The medical interview can make all the difference in the admissions process. Written by the bestselling author of "Everything I Learned in Medical School", "Why Medicine" gets you ready to tackle the interview process like never before. It brings you over 500 of the most common questions during medical interviews to help prepare you for success. So when they ask, you will be ready.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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