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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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Fundamentals of nursing

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[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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The healthcare quality book : vision, strategy, and tools

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Maulik S. Joshi, Elizabeth R. Ransom, David B. Nash, Scott B. Ransom, editors. (3rd ed.) Health Administration Press , [2014].
Call Number
W 84.4 AA1 H434 2014
Location
Cape Breton Regional
This book brings together a team of international contributors who provide expertise on current strategies, tactics, and methods for understanding quality of US healthcare delivery and processes. It provides a solid foundation on the components and importance of quality, while incorporating techniques to continuously improve and transform a healthcare system. This edition includes: new chapters that address hardwiring quality into the organization's culture for consistent delivery and the lates…
Call Number
W 84.4 AA1 H434 2014
Other Authors
Joshi, Maulik
Nash, David B
Ransom, Elizabeth R
Ransom, Scott B
Responsibility
Maulik S. Joshi, Elizabeth R. Ransom, David B. Nash, Scott B. Ransom, editors
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
Health Administration Press
Date Published
[2014]
Physical Description
xxi, 617 pages
ISBN
1567935907
9781567935905
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Administration
Quality of Health Care - organization & administration
Total Quality Management - organization & administration
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book brings together a team of international contributors who provide expertise on current strategies, tactics, and methods for understanding quality of US healthcare delivery and processes. It provides a solid foundation on the components and importance of quality, while incorporating techniques to continuously improve and transform a healthcare system. This edition includes: new chapters that address hardwiring quality into the organization's culture for consistent delivery and the latest developments in healthcare, as well as maps a path for healthcare transformation; emphasis on the Affordable Care Act as it relates to quality; a discussion of the importance of quality in transitioning from fee-for-service models to value-based payment; tools to measure and improve patient experiences, such as dashboards and scorecards; and information on emerging trends and challenges in healthcare, including electronic health records and physician engagement. -- Edited summary from book.
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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Clinical nursing skills & techniques

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Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf. (8th ed.) Mosby Elsevier , c2014.
Call Number
WY 150 P462c 2014
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Colchester East Hants
Dartmouth General Hospital
Halifax Infirmary
Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions — with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.
Call Number
WY 150 P462c 2014
Author
Perry, Anne Griffin
Other Authors
Ostendorf, Wendy
Potter, Patricia A.
Responsibility
Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf
Edition
8th ed.
Alternate Title
Clinical nursing skills and techniques
Place of Publication
St. Louis, MO
Publisher
Mosby Elsevier
Date Published
c2014
Physical Description
1196 p.
ISBN
9780323083836
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical Medicine - methods
Evidence-Based Nursing - methods
Nursing Care - methods
Abstract
Written by the author team you trust, this market-leading text is known for its comprehensive coverage of over 200 nursing skills. It offers hundreds of full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and clear step-by-step instructions — with rationales for each step. Improved readability makes guidelines easier to follow, and coverage of many new skills keeps you completely current with nursing practice today.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Handbooks
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Colchester East Hants
Dartmouth General Hospital
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
5 (HI: 2 c.)
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Emergency Medicine Evidence : The Practice-Changing Studies

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[edited by] Emily L. Aaronson, Erik L. Antonsen, Arjun K. Venkatesh ; special editors, Ron M. Walls, Jonathan N. Adler. Wolters Kluwer , 2015.
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Other Authors
Aaronson, Emily
Adler, Jonathan N.
Antonsen, Erik L.
Venkatesh, Arjun K.
Walls, Ron M.
Responsibility
[edited by] Emily L. Aaronson, Erik L. Antonsen, Arjun K. Venkatesh ; special editors, Ron M. Walls, Jonathan N. Adler
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Wolters Kluwer
Date Published
2015
Physical Description
xiii, 255 pages
ISBN
1451192983
9781451192988
Subjects (MeSH)
Clinical trials - Abstracts
Clinical Trials as Topic - Handbooks
Emergencies - handbooks
Emergency medicine - Abstracts
Emergency treatment - handbooks
Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine - Handbooks
Evidence-Based Medicine - Abstracts
Other Subjects
Emergency Medicine
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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Hospital employee health

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat13048
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2003 - 2007.
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2003 - 2007.
ISSN
0744-6470
Format
Journal
Location
Cape Breton Regional

LEAN HOSPITALS : IMPROVING QUALITY, PATIENT SAFETY, AND EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION

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(FIRST) PRODUCTIVITY PRESS , 2009.
Call Number
WX 157 G727L 2009
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
WX 157 G727L 2009
Other Authors
GRABAN, MARK;
Edition
FIRST
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
PRODUCTIVITY PRESS
Date Published
2009
ISBN
9781420083804
Subjects (MeSH)
Efficiency, Organizational
Hospital Administration - economics
Hospital Administration - methods
Patient Safety
Quality Improvement
Total Quality Management
Other Subjects
QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Sub-Location
RESERVE
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JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
Holdings
Aberdeen: Vol 301, 2009 - Vol 305, 2011.
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 -
Colchester East Hants: Vol 299, 2008 - Vol 309(1-8), 2013.
Halifax Infirmary: Vol 261, 1989 - Vol 300, 2008.
IWK Health Sciences Library: v.211-266, 1970-1991; [v.267, 1992]; v.268-269, 1992-1993; [v.270, 1993]; v.271, 1994; [v.272, 1994]; v.273-310, 1995-2013.
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Colchester East Hants
Halifax Infirmary
IWK Health Sciences Library
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
American Medical Association
Holdings
Aberdeen: Vol 301, 2009 - Vol 305, 2011.
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 -
Colchester East Hants: Vol 299, 2008 - Vol 309(1-8), 2013.
Halifax Infirmary: Vol 261, 1989 - Vol 300, 2008.
IWK Health Sciences Library: v.211-266, 1970-1991; [v.267, 1992]; v.268-269, 1992-1993; [v.270, 1993]; v.271, 1994; [v.272, 1994]; v.273-310, 1995-2013.
Publication Frequency
Weekly
ISSN
0098-7484
Specialty
Medicine
Format
Journal
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Colchester East Hants
Halifax Infirmary
IWK Health Sciences Library

New England journal of medicine

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat15470
Massachusetts Medical Society
Holdings
Aberdeen: Vol 360, 2009 - Vol 369, 2013.
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2016.
Colchester East Hants: Vol 358, 2008 - Vol 367, 2012.
Halifax Infirmary: Vol 294, 1976 - Vol 296, 1977 ; Vol 306, 1982 - Vol 327, 1992.
IWK Health Sciences Library: [v.261, 1959]-[v.263, 1960]; v.264-267, 1961-1962; [v.268, 1963]-v.371, 2014.
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Colchester East Hants
Halifax Infirmary
IWK Health Sciences Library
Alternate Title
NEJM
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Massachusetts Medical Society
Holdings
Aberdeen: Vol 360, 2009 - Vol 369, 2013.
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2016.
Colchester East Hants: Vol 358, 2008 - Vol 367, 2012.
Halifax Infirmary: Vol 294, 1976 - Vol 296, 1977 ; Vol 306, 1982 - Vol 327, 1992.
IWK Health Sciences Library: [v.261, 1959]-[v.263, 1960]; v.264-267, 1961-1962; [v.268, 1963]-v.371, 2014.
Publication Frequency
Weekly
ISSN
0028-4793
Specialty
Medicine
Format
Journal
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Colchester East Hants
Halifax Infirmary
IWK Health Sciences Library

Understanding mental disorders : your guide to DSM-5

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/provcat34914
with foreword by Patrick J. Kennedy. (First edition) American Psychiatric Publishing , 2015.
Call Number
WM 15 U55 2015
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
WM 15 U55 2015
Other Authors
American Psychiatric Association
Responsibility
with foreword by Patrick J. Kennedy
Edition
First edition
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing
Date Published
2015
Physical Description
xviii, 370 p.
ISBN
1585624918
9781585624911
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed.
Mental Disorders - classification
Mental Disorders - diagnosis
Contents
Disorders that start in childhood -- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders -- Bipolar disorders -- Depressive disorders -- Anxiety disorders -- Obsessive-compulsive disorders -- Trauma and stress disorders -- dissociative disorders -- Somatic (physical) symptom disorders -- Eating disorders -- Elimination disorders -- Sleep-wake disorders -- Sexual dysfunctions -- Gender dysphoria -- Disruptive and conduct disorders -- Addictive disorders -- Dementia and other memory problems -- Personality disorders -- Paraphilic disorders -- Treatment essentials.
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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