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ABC of patient safety

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Sandars, John. --Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. | BMJ Books , 2007.
Call Number
W 84.1 A134 2007
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
W 84.1 A134 2007
Author
Sandars, John
Other Authors
Cook, Gary
Place of Publication
Malden, MA
Publisher
Blackwell Pub.
BMJ Books
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
49 p.
Series Title
ABC series
ISBN
9781405156929
Subjects (MeSH)
Safety Management
Patient Safety
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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After the error : speaking out about patient safety to save lives

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Susan McIver & Robin Wyndham. --Toronto: ECW Press , 2013.
Call Number
WX 185 M152a 2013
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
After the Error is a collection of true stories from across Canada, and the first book anywhere to recognize what patients affected by medical errors, their families, and immediate healthcare providers have done to prevent others from enduring similar experiences. Medical errors kill 24,000 Canadians each year, adversely affect hundreds of thousands, and cost close to two billion dollars. Victims of medical errors and their families who speak out often do so at considerable emotional, psycholog…
Call Number
WX 185 M152a 2013
Author
McIver, Susan B.
Other Authors
Wyndham, Robin
Responsibility
Susan McIver & Robin Wyndham
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
ECW Press
Date of Publication
2013
Physical Description
264 pages
ISBN
9781770411104
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Truth Disclosure
Other Subjects
Canada
Abstract
After the Error is a collection of true stories from across Canada, and the first book anywhere to recognize what patients affected by medical errors, their families, and immediate healthcare providers have done to prevent others from enduring similar experiences. Medical errors kill 24,000 Canadians each year, adversely affect hundreds of thousands, and cost close to two billion dollars. Victims of medical errors and their families who speak out often do so at considerable emotional, psychological, and financial expense. But their willingness to share their harrowing stories has helped to lay the foundation for numerous patient safety programs and continues to identify problems, provide solutions, and raise awareness.
Contents
PART I: A Child Like Annie; Broken; A Doctor’s Ordeal; Special Recognition; Forever Changed; Hear My Voice; Heartbeat; Take Action; Not Too Late; Open Arms; The Spark; The Whisper; Vance’s Gift; Claire’s Story; Extraordinary People; A Second Chance -- PART II: Whose Mistake?; The Media; Investigative Tip System; Medical Malpractice; Final Thoughts; Afterword / Julia Hallisy.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Personal Narratives
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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American journal of safe patient handling

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Visioning Pub
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Holdings
Vol 1, 2011 -
Location
Online
Available Online
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Publisher
Visioning Pub
Holdings
Vol 1, 2011 -
Publication Frequency
Quarterly
ISSN
2162-1462
Specialty
Patient safety
Format
e-Journal
Location
Online
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The Canadian patient safety dictionary

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Hoffman, Carolyn. --Ottawa, ON: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada , 2003.
Call Number
W 85 C2126 2003
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Call Number
W 85 C2126 2003
Author
Hoffman, Carolyn
Other Authors
Hébert, Philip C.
Davies, Jan M.
Other Authors
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
60 p. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
096921555X
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety - Dictionary
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
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Conseils pour la sécurité des patients - Services de pédiatrie

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2166
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Ce dépliant explique le rôle que vous et votre famille jouez en matière de sécurité lors du séjour de votre enfant à l'hôpital. Des conseils sont fournis sur les sujets suivants : prévention de l'enlèvement d'enfants, prévention du risque de coincement, prévention du risque d'entortillement ou d'étranglement de votre enfant dans le matériel d'hôpital, prévention des chutes, infections, plaies de pression, sommeil, utilisation d'Internet, sécurité des médicaments, jeux sécuritaires et sécurité a…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Program
Alternate Title
Patient safety tips - Pediatric Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (17 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Child
Infant
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Children
Infants
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique le rôle que vous et votre famille jouez en matière de sécurité lors du séjour de votre enfant à l'hôpital. Des conseils sont fournis sur les sujets suivants : prévention de l'enlèvement d'enfants, prévention du risque de coincement, prévention du risque d'entortillement ou d'étranglement de votre enfant dans le matériel d'hôpital, prévention des chutes, infections, plaies de pression, sommeil, utilisation d'Internet, sécurité des médicaments, jeux sécuritaires et sécurité au moment du bain.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2118, "Patient Safety Tips - Pediatric Services". This pamphlet explains the role that you and your family play in terms of safety during your child's hospital visit. Guidelines are provided on the following topics: preventing child abduction, preventing entrapment, preventing your child from getting tangled or being strangled in hospital equipment, fall prevention, infections, pressure ulcers, sleep, Internet usage, medicine safety, safe play, and bath safety.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Women & Children's Health Program
Pamphlet Number
2166
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Critically ill : a 5-point plan to cure healthcare delivery

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with D.M. Treloar. --Carlsbad, CA: No Limit Publishing , c2012.
Call Number
W 84.1 S728c 2012
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
W 84.1 S728c 2012
Author
Southwick, Frederick S.
Responsibility
with D.M. Treloar
Place of Publication
Carlsbad, CA
Publisher
No Limit Publishing
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
342 p.
ISBN
9781614660163
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - methods
Health Care Reform - methods
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Caregivers - education
Patient Safety
Notes
"A toolkit for nurses and others who aspire to transform care in our hospitals and clinics"--Cover.
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Cytotoxic Precautions at Home : A Guide for Cancer Patients and Families

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
0001
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This pamphlet explains the risks of cytotoxic cancer treatments being taken at home and what precautions must be taken for you and those in contact with you to stay safe. Includes information on storage of the treatment, disposal of waste, interactions with others, and hospital samples.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Antineoplastic Agents - toxicity
Home Nursing
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Antineoplastic agents--Safety measures
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Home nursing
Patient safety
Specialty
Pharmacy
Self Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the risks of cytotoxic cancer treatments being taken at home and what precautions must be taken for you and those in contact with you to stay safe. Includes information on storage of the treatment, disposal of waste, interactions with others, and hospital samples.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0001
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Delivering patient safety : multimedia resource for healthcare professionals

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Canadian Patient Safety Institute. --Ottawa, ON: Canadian Patient Safety Institute | TVC Films , 2007.
Call Number
WX 185 D353d 2007 DVD
Access
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Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WX 185 D353d 2007 DVD
Corporate Author
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
TVC Films
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
6 DVDs + 1 CD-ROM
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Safety Management - methods
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Contents
DVD 1. Facing the facts -- DVD 2. Changing the culture -- DVD 3. Why things go wrong -- DVD 4. Building resistance to error -- DVD 5. A safer system -- DVD 6. Leading and learning -- CD-ROM. Support materials.
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Format
DVD
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Effective governance for quality and patient safety

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Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. --Edmonton, AB: Canadian Patient Safety Institute , 2010.
Call Number
W 84.4 DC2 E27 2010
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
W 84.4 DC2 E27 2010
Corporate Author
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Place of Publication
Edmonton, AB
Publisher
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Date of Publication
2010
Physical Description
1 v. (various pagings)
ISBN
9781926541167
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Administration
Quality Assurance, Health Care - organization & administration
Patient Safety
Governing Board
Notes
"A tookit for healthcare board members and senior leaders"--cover verso.
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Error reduction in health care : a systems approach to improving patient safety

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Spath, Patrice . (2nd ed.) --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons , 2011.
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Location
Online
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Author
Spath, Patrice .
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons
Date of Publication
2011
ISBN
978661302603
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Safety Management
Patient Safety
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Extravasation Care for Cancer Patients

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
0069
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Instructions for chemotherapy patients who experience extravasation during treatment are outlined.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Home Nursing
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy--Complications
Home nursing
Patient safety
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Pharmacy
Abstract
Instructions for chemotherapy patients who experience extravasation during treatment are outlined.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
0069
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Fall prevention checklist [booklet]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
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. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
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.
Notes
Previous title: Fall Prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
0650
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Falls prevention in the hospital : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Yarmouth, Digby & Roseway
Pamphlet Number
1974
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The handbook of patient safety compliance : a practical guide for health care organizations

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Rozovsky, Fay A. --San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass , 2005.
Call Number
WX 185 R893h 2005
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 185 R893h 2005
Author
Rozovsky, Fay A.
Other Authors
Woods, James R.
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
263 p.
ISBN
0787965103
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Medical Errors - legislation & jurisprudence
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Safety Management - organization & administration
Guideline Adherence - organization & administration
Contents
Patient safety: crossing the chasm from legal and regulatory compliance / Fay A. Rozovsky -- Patient safety laws and regulations / Ronni P. Solomon -- Medical error reduction initiatives among accreditation and standard-setting organizations / Fay A. Rozovsky -- Failure modes and effects analysis: the risks and the rewards in health care / Robert J. Latino -- Medication error reduction: voluntary and regulatory oversight / David M. Benjamin, John P. Santell -- Benchmarking: evidence-based outcome information and standards of care / Peter J. Pronovost, Fay A. Rozovsky -- Creation and preservation of reports, data, and device evidence in medical error situations / Jane C. McConnell, Susan Durbin Kinter -- Claims management risks in patient safety events / Pamela L. Papp -- Full disclosure / James R. Woods Jr. -- Patient safety in human research / Rodney K. Adams -- Medical error reporting: maintaining confidentiality in the face of litigation / Frederick Robinson, Lara E. Parkin -- Managing patient safety compliance with health professionals / Mark A. Kadzielski, Christina W. Giles -- Planning for the future / Fay A. Rozovsky, James R. Woods Jr.
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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High reliability organizations : a healthcare handbook for patient safety and quality

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Oster, Cynthia. --Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International , c2016.
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Location
Online
Estimates now suggest that 400,000 people die needlessly each year as a result of healthcare error (James, 2014). While the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, 2013) has reported some progress, with fewer deaths from hospital-acquired infections and falls, much work remains to be done to reach zero harm. One approach to reducing harm has been to institute high reliability into healthcare.
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Author
Oster, Cynthia
Place of Publication
Indianapolis, IN
Publisher
Sigma Theta Tau International
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource, 499 p.
ISBN
9781940446387
9781940446400
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety - standards
Safety Management - organization & administration
Health Facility Administration
Abstract
Estimates now suggest that 400,000 people die needlessly each year as a result of healthcare error (James, 2014). While the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ, 2013) has reported some progress, with fewer deaths from hospital-acquired infections and falls, much work remains to be done to reach zero harm. One approach to reducing harm has been to institute high reliability into healthcare.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Home safety : preventing falls at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2270
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Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls Prevention, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital; Adapted from: Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program “Preventing Falls at Home” Sinai Health and the University Health Network
Pamphlet Number
2270
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Hospital patient safety standards : examples of compliance

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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. --Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources , 2002.
Call Number
WX 185 H828 2002
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
WX 185 H828 2002
Corporate Author
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Place of Publication
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Publisher
Joint Commission Resources
Date of Publication
2002
Physical Description
226 p.
ISBN
0866887288
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitals - standards
Patient Safety - standards
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Guideline Adherence
Organizational Case Studies
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Human Factors in Surgery : Enhancing Safety and Flow in Patient Care

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edited by Tara N. Cohen, Eric J. Ley, Bruce L. Gewertz. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Location
Online
This book delivers a comprehensive review of human factors principles as they relate to surgical care inside and outside of the operating theatre. It provides multi-dimensional human-centered insights from the viewpoint of academic surgeons and experts in human factors engineering to improve workflow, treatment time, and outcomes. To guide the reader, the book begins broadly with Human Factors Principles for Surgery then narrows to a discussion of surgical specialties and scenarios. Each chapte…
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Other Authors
Cohen, Tara N
Ley, Eric J
Gewertz, Bruce L
Responsibility
edited by Tara N. Cohen, Eric J. Ley, Bruce L. Gewertz.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 247 p.)
ISBN
9783030531270
9783030531263 (Print ed.)
9783030531287 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Systems Analysis
Specialty
General Surgery
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
This book delivers a comprehensive review of human factors principles as they relate to surgical care inside and outside of the operating theatre. It provides multi-dimensional human-centered insights from the viewpoint of academic surgeons and experts in human factors engineering to improve workflow, treatment time, and outcomes. To guide the reader, the book begins broadly with Human Factors Principles for Surgery then narrows to a discussion of surgical specialties and scenarios. Each chapter follows the following structure: (1) An overview of the topic at hand to provide a reference for readers; (2) a case study or story to illustrate the topic; (3) a discussion of the topic including human factors insights; (4) lessons learned, or personal “pearls” related to improving the specific system described. Written by experts in the field, Human Factors in Surgery: Enhancing Safety and Flow in Patient Care describes elements of the surgical system and highlights the lessons learned from systems engineering. It serves as a valuable resource for surgeons at any level in their training that wish to improve their practice.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Introduction to Human Factors in Surgery -- Part II. Human Factors -- Human Factors Principles for Surgery -- The Person: Individual and Team-Level Factors Contributing to Safe and Successful Surgery -- Safe and Effective Use of Tools and Technology in the Operating Room -- Work System Tasks: Blending Art and Science -- Surgical Performance and the Working Environment -- Organizational Influences and Surgical System Safety -- Part III. Broad Surgical Considerations -- Human Factors in Perioperative Care -- Counting Backwards: Tracing the Effect of Human Factors in Anesthesiology -- Human Factors in Military Surgery -- Addressing Work-System Challenges in Robotic or High-Technology Surgery -- Surgical Coaching: Improving Team-based and System-level Interventions -- Part IV. Specific Surgical Areas -- Human Factors Considerations in Cardiac Surgery -- Applying a Human Factors Approach to Improve Patient Care in Colorectal Surgery -- Identifying Opportunities to Improve Processes in Emergency General Surgery -- Surgical Oncology and Human Factors -- Human Factors Research in Orthopedic Surgery -- Human Factors in Pediatric Surgery -- Plastics and Reconstruction: The Role of Human Factors -- Human Factors in Transplant Surgery -- Exploring Human Factors in Trauma -- Identifying Opportunities to Enhance Thoracic Surgery Using Human Factors -- The Application of Human Factors Research to Improve Urological Care -- Vascular Surgery – Acute Aortic Catastrophes -- Part V. Conclusion -- Final Thoughts.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities

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Stefano Capolongo, Gaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Location
Online
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outline…
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Other Authors
Capolongo, Stefano
Settimo, Gaetano
Gola, Marco
Responsibility
Stefano Capolongo, Gaetano Settimo, Marco Gola, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 132 pages) : 10 illus., 8 illus. in color
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319491608
9783319491592 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollutants - adverse effects
Air Pollution, Indoor
Environmental Monitoring - methods
Health Facilities
Patient Safety
Specialty
Environmental Health
Abstract
This interdisciplinary guide offers background, research findings, and practical strategies for assessing and improving air quality in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Positing good air quality as critical to patient and staff well-being, it identifies disease-carrying microbes, pollutants, and other airborne toxins and their health risks, and provides localized interventions for reducing transmission of pathogens. Effective large-scale approaches to air quality control are also outlined, from green building materials to hygienic HVAC and air treatment practices. Its thoroughness of coverage makes this book a vital resource for professionals involved in every aspect of health service facilities, from planning and construction to maintenance and management. Among the topics covered: Existing guidelines in indoor air quality: the case study of hospital environments Hospital environments and epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections Analysis of microorganisms in hospital environments and potential risks Legionella indoor air contamination in healthcare environments HVAC system design in healthcare facilities and control of aerosol contaminants Assessment of indoor air quality in inpatient wards Indoor Air Quality in Healthcare Facilities imparts up-to-date expertise to a variety of professional readers, including hospitals' technical and management departments, healthcare facilities' chief medical officers, hospital planners, sport and thermal building designers, public health departments, and students of universities and schools of hygiene.
Contents
Foreword: Improving the Hospital's Indoor Air Quality -- Indoor Air Quality in Healing Environments: Impacts of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Environmental Factors on Users -- Existing Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: The Case Study of Hospital Environments -- Applications of IAQ Monitoring in International Healthcare Systems -- Hospital Environments and Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infections -- Analysis of Microorganisms in Hospital Environments and Potential Risks -- Legionella Indoor Air Contamination in Healthcare Environments -- Environmentally Friendly and Low-Emissivity Construction Materials and Furniture -- HVAC System Design in Healthcare Facilities and Control of Aerosol Contaminants: Issues, Tools, and Experiments -- HVAC Management in Health Facilities -- Assessment of Indoor Air Quality in Inpatient Wards -- Perspectives of Air Quality Control in Healthcare Facilities: Conclusions -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Information sur la sécurité des patients et familles

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Camp Hill Veterans Memorial. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2017.
Pamphlet Number
1794
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Le présent livret explique le rôle que jouent les patients et leurs familles au niveau de la sécurité au sein de la RSNE. Des lignes directrices sont fournies sur les sujets suivants : prévention des infections, nourriture apportée de la maison, prévention des chutes, objets personnels, sécurité incendie, inspection du matériel et sécurité générale. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Patient and Family Safety Information" pamphlet 1507. This pamphlet explains the role that patients and…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Camp Hill Veterans Memorial
Alternate Title
Patient and family safety information
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2017
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Abstract
Le présent livret explique le rôle que jouent les patients et leurs familles au niveau de la sécurité au sein de la RSNE. Des lignes directrices sont fournies sur les sujets suivants : prévention des infections, nourriture apportée de la maison, prévention des chutes, objets personnels, sécurité incendie, inspection du matériel et sécurité générale.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Patient and Family Safety Information" pamphlet 1507. This pamphlet explains the role that patients and their families play in terms of safety within NSHA. Guidelines are provided on the following topics: infection control, bringing food from home, fall prevention, personal furniture, fire safety, equipment inspection and general safety.
Responsibility
Prepared by: P. Simms, Nurse Educator ; adapted with permission from Camp Hill Veterans Memorial, QEII site
Pamphlet Number
1794
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