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Safer Healthcare : Strategies for the Real World

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by Charles Vincent, René Amalberti. Springer , c2016.
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The authors of this book set out a system of safety strategies and interventions for managing patient safety on a day-to-day basis and improving safety over the long term. These strategies are applicable at all levels of the healthcare system from the frontline to the regulation and governance of the system. There have been many advances in patient safety, but we now need a new and broader vision that encompasses care throughout the patient's journey. The authors argue that we need to see safet…
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Author
Vincent, Charles
Other Authors
Amalberti, René
Responsibility
by Charles Vincent, René Amalberti
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date Published
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 157 pages) : 12 illus.
ISBN
9783319255576 (print ed.)
9783319255590
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Patient Safety - standards
Safety Management - methods
Abstract
The authors of this book set out a system of safety strategies and interventions for managing patient safety on a day-to-day basis and improving safety over the long term. These strategies are applicable at all levels of the healthcare system from the frontline to the regulation and governance of the system. There have been many advances in patient safety, but we now need a new and broader vision that encompasses care throughout the patient's journey. The authors argue that we need to see safety through the patient's eyes, to consider how safety is managed in different contexts and to develop a wider strategic and practical vision in which patient safety is recast as the management of risk over time. Most safety improvement strategies aim to improve reliability and move closer toward optimal care. However, healthcare will always be under pressure and we also require ways of managing safety when conditions are difficult. We need to make more use of strategies concerned with detecting, controlling, managing and responding to risk. Strategies for managing safety in highly standardised and controlled environments are necessarily different from those in which clinicians constantly have to adapt and respond to changing circumstances. This work is supported by the Health Foundation. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The charity's aim is a healthier population in the UK, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. The Foundation carries out policy analysis and makes grants to front-line teams to try ideas in practice and supports research into what works to make people's lives healthier and improve the health care system, with a particular emphasis on how to make successful change happen. A key part of the work is to make links between the knowledge of those working to deliver health and health care with research evidence and analysis. The aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. Good health and health care are vital for a flourishing society. Through sharing what is known, collaboration and building people's skills and knowledge, the Foundation aims to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.
Contents
Progress and Challenges for Patient Safety -- The Ideal and the Real -- Approaches to Safety: One Size Does not Fit All -- Seeing Safety Through the Patient's Eyes -- The Consequences for Incident Analysis -- Strategies for Safety -- Safety Strategies in Hospitals -- Safety Strategies for Care in the Home -- Safety Strategies in Primary Care -- New Challenges for Patient Safety -- A Compendium of Safety Strategies and Interventions -- Managing Risk in the Real World.
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e-Book
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Veterans' Falls Management Program : Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Veterans' Services, QEII. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
1025
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Falls among older adults are a common problem. Up to 50% of residents in long-term care may fall each year. This pamphlet explains situations when most falls happen, what increases your risk of falling, and what staff in the Veterans' Memorial Building may ask you to do while living in this unit to prevent falls from happening.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Veterans' Services, QEII
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Other Subjects
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
Falls among older adults are a common problem. Up to 50% of residents in long-term care may fall each year. This pamphlet explains situations when most falls happen, what increases your risk of falling, and what staff in the Veterans' Memorial Building may ask you to do while living in this unit to prevent falls from happening.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Veterans' Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1025

Fall prevention

http://libcat.nshealth.ca/permalink/chpams35636
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Provincial Falls Prevention Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2016.
Pamphlet Number
0650
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Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes tips for making your home safer and general advice about fall prevention. Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this pamphlet and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Provincial Falls Prevention Committee
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2016
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Other Subjects
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes tips for making your home safer and general advice about fall prevention. Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this pamphlet and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Committee
Pamphlet Number
0650

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