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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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Adventure and extreme sports injuries : epidemiology, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention

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Omer Mei-Dan, Michael R Carmont, editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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Adventure and extreme sports have developed significantly and gained enormous popularity over the past two decades, and are now performed by adventurous elite athletes as well as the recreational adventure sportsman. These sports, by definition, involve element of increased risk, and are usually performed in beautiful, exciting and remote locations or in extreme environments, far away from medical assistance. As more and more people are enjoying adventure sports, unfortunately increased numbers…
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Mei-Dan, Omer
Carmont, Michael R
Responsibility
Omer Mei-Dan, Michael R Carmont, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 371 p. : 122 ill., 110 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447143635
Subjects (MeSH)
Athletic Injuries
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedics
Orthopedic surgery
Rehabilitation
Physical therapy
Sports medicine
Abstract
Adventure and extreme sports have developed significantly and gained enormous popularity over the past two decades, and are now performed by adventurous elite athletes as well as the recreational adventure sportsman. These sports, by definition, involve element of increased risk, and are usually performed in beautiful, exciting and remote locations or in extreme environments, far away from medical assistance. As more and more people are enjoying adventure sports, unfortunately increased numbers are becoming injured as a result. Future research is progressing alongside the sport development, to allow the sport mechanisms, injury patterns and predisposing factors to be better understood. It is the hope of all researchers to make the sports safer without detracting from their adventurous nature. This book combines the Editors love to the sports with their life as sports surgeons. The aim and scope of this text is to bring the sports medicine' involved in each of these sports into one volume. Each sport and discipline is explained together with their subtle similarities and differences, the common injury mechanisms, patterns of injury and treatment options and finally, the mental and physiological aspects of it all. In this book the Editors hope to deliver useful valuable information to surgeons, physicians, physical therapists and whoever treats or has interest in these amazing activities.
Contents
The Management of the Extreme Sports Athlete -- Rock and Ice -- Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries – Skydiving – BASE -- Whitewater Canoeing and Rafting -- Surfing -- Kite Surfing and Snow Kiting -- Sailing and Mountain Biking -- Mountain, Sky, and Endurance -- Personality Characteristics in Extreme Sports Athletes: Morbidity and Mortality in Mountaineering and BASE -- Endocrine Aspects and Responses to Extreme Sports -- Preventing Injuries in Extreme Sports -- Rehabilitation of Extreme Sports Injuries – Index.
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e-Book
Location
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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
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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
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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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Beyond Safety Training : Embedding Safety in Professional Skills

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Corinne Bieder, Claude Gilbert, Benoît Journé, Hervé Laroche, editors. --Cham: SpringerOpen , c2018.
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Access
Open access
Location
Online
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. ; This book investigates why, despite more and more resources devoted to safety training, expectations are not entirely met, particularly in the industrial sectors that have already achieved a high safety level. It not only reflects the most precious viewpoints of experts from different disciplines, different countries, with experiences in various industrial fields at the cutting edge of theories and practices in terms of safety, professionali…
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Other Authors
Bieder, Corinne
Gilbert, Claude
Journé, Benoît
Laroche, Hervé
Responsibility
Corinne Bieder, Claude Gilbert, Benoît Journé, Hervé Laroche, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
SpringerOpen
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 159 p.) : 4 illus., 2 illus. in color
Series
SpringerBriefs in Safety Management
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology. Safety management
ISBN
9783319655277
9783319655260 (Print ed.)
9783319655284 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2520-8004
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychology, Industrial
Safety Management
Staff Development
Specialty
Professional Practice
Abstract
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book investigates why, despite more and more resources devoted to safety training, expectations are not entirely met, particularly in the industrial sectors that have already achieved a high safety level. It not only reflects the most precious viewpoints of experts from different disciplines, different countries, with experiences in various industrial fields at the cutting edge of theories and practices in terms of safety, professionalization and their relationships. It also consolidates the positioning of the Foundation for an Industrial Safety Culture, highlighting what is currently considered at stake in terms of safety training, taking into account the system of constraints the different stakeholders are submitted to. It reports some success stories as well as elements which could explain the observed plateau in terms of outcome. It identifies some levers for evolution for at-risk industry and outlines a possible research agenda to go further with experimental solutions.
Contents
1. Safety: A Matter for ‘Professionals? -- 2. A Practice-Based Approach to Safety as an Emergent Competence -- 3. Line Managers as Work Professionals in the Era of Workplace Health Professionalization -- 4. Captain Kirk, Managers and the Professionalization of Safety -- 5. A Critique from Pierre-Arnaud Delattre -- 6. Enhancing Safety Performance: Non-technical Skills and a Modicum of Chronic Unease -- 7. Situated Practice and Safety as Objects of Management -- 8. Stories and Standards: The Impact of Professional Social Practices on Safety Decision Making -- 9. Doing What Is Right or Doing What Is Safe -- 10. Industrial Perspective on the Seminar: The Viewpoint of a Mining Expert -- 11. How to Deal with the Contradictions of Safety Professional Development? -- 12. Can Safety Training Contribute to Enhancing Safety? -- 13. Training Design Oriented by Works Analysis -- 14. Safety and Behaviour Change -- 15. Power and Love -- 16. Beyond Safety Training, Toward Professional Development.
Access
Open access
Format
e-Book
Location
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Bloody easy for health care professionals

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Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network. ([4th ed.]) --Toronto, ON: Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network
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Location
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Bloody Easy is an electronic learning tool providing practical information about transfusion medicine. It is designed to enhance the ability of health care professionals to use blood and its alternatives knowledgeably, and to recognize and manage adverse consequences of transfusion.
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Corporate Author
Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network
Edition
[4th ed.]
Alternate Title
Bloody easy 3 : blood transfusions, blood alternatives and transfusion reactions : a guide to transfusion medicine
Bloody easy coagulation simplified
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Ontario Regional Blood Coordinating Network
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Substitutes
Blood Safety
Blood Coagulation Tests
Transfusion Medicine
Abstract
Bloody Easy is an electronic learning tool providing practical information about transfusion medicine. It is designed to enhance the ability of health care professionals to use blood and its alternatives knowledgeably, and to recognize and manage adverse consequences of transfusion.
Contents
Bloody Easy 4: Blood Transfusions, Blood Alternatives and Transfusion Reactions. A Guide to Transfusion Medicine, Fourth Edition -- Bloody Easy 4 Flipbook -- Bloody Easy Coagulation Simplified -- Informed Consent Card.
Format
Database
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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Clinical investigation of medical devices for human subjects : good clinical practice

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International Organization for Standardization. (Second edition) --Geneva, Switzerland: ISO , 2011.
Call Number
W 20.5 I61c 2011 c.2
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
W 20.5 I61c 2011 c.2
Corporate Author
International Organization for Standardization
Edition
Second edition
Alternate Title
ISO 14155
Place of Publication
Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher
ISO
Date of Publication
2011
Physical Description
v, 58 pages
Subjects (MeSH)
Equipment Safety - standards
Technology Assessment, Biomedical - standards
Clinical Trials as Topic - standards
Ethics, Clinical
Notes
"International standard".
Reference number ISO 14155:2011(E)
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Conflict and catastrophe medicine : a practical guide

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James M. Ryan, Adriaan P.C.C. Hopperus Buma, Charles W. Beadling, Aroop Mozumder, David M. Nott, editors ; Norman M. Rich, consulting editor ; Walter Henny, David MacGarty, specialist editors ; foreword by Larry W. Laughlin. (Third edition) --London: Springer , c2014.
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Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3rd edition follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource-constrained environment. Aimed at health professionals, Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3rd edition encompasses problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters. It covers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems o…
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Other Authors
Ryan, James M
Responsibility
James M. Ryan, Adriaan P.C.C. Hopperus Buma, Charles W. Beadling, Aroop Mozumder, David M. Nott, editors ; Norman M. Rich, consulting editor ; Walter Henny, David MacGarty, specialist editors ; foreword by Larry W. Laughlin
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxii, 964 pages)
ISBN
9781447129271 (electronic bk.)
9781447129264
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine - methods
Disaster Planning
Emergency Medical Services
Health Services Accessibility
War
Subjects (LCSH)
Disaster medicine - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Disaster medicine - Safety measures - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Disaster Medicine - methods
Disaster Planning
Emergency Medical Services
Health Services Accessibility
Abstract
Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3rd edition follows its successful predecessors in providing a framework for use by health professionals visiting a resource-constrained environment. Aimed at health professionals, Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A Practical Guide 3rd edition encompasses problems brought about by local conflict or natural disasters. It covers preparation, organisation, logistics, treatment of major trauma and medical emergencies, and the special problems of delivering medicine in a hostile environment. This book will provide the reader with a mix of theory, opinion and practical advice to guide him through areas of conflicts, catastrophes and remote locations.
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e-Book
Location
Online
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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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Contrast media : safety issues and ESUR guidelines

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Henrik S. Thomsen, Judith A. W. Webb, editors. (Third edition) --Heidelberg: Springer , c2014.
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Location
Online
In 1994 the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) set up a committee to consider the safety of contrast media used for diagnostic imaging. Subsequently the committee questioned ESUR members, reviewed the literature, proposed guidelines, and discussed these proposals with participants at the annual symposia of the society. The end result of this work was the successful first edition of this book, published in 2006, which was followed by an equally successful second edition in 2009. Thi…
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Other Authors
Thomsen, Henrik S
Webb, Judith A. W
Responsibility
Henrik S. Thomsen, Judith A. W. Webb, editors
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages)
Series
Medical radiology. Diagnostic imaging
Series Title
Medical radiology (Series)
ISBN
9783642367243 (electronic bk.)
9783642367236
Subjects (MeSH)
Contrast Media - adverse effects
Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Safety Management - standards - Europe
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiographic contrast media - Safety measures
Radiographic contrast media - Toxicology
Genitourinary organs - Imaging - Safety measures - Standards - Europe
Notes
Previous edition: 2009
Abstract
In 1994 the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) set up a committee to consider the safety of contrast media used for diagnostic imaging. Subsequently the committee questioned ESUR members, reviewed the literature, proposed guidelines, and discussed these proposals with participants at the annual symposia of the society. The end result of this work was the successful first edition of this book, published in 2006, which was followed by an equally successful second edition in 2009. This third edition not only fully updates the previous edition, but also includes new chapters on complex topics such as use of contrast media in children and practical aspects of off-label contrast media use. The authorship includes members, past members, and non-members of the Contrast Media Safety Committee. Comprehensive consideration is given to the many different safety issues relating to iodine-based contrast media, gadolinium-based contrast media, microbubbles for ultrasound, and barium sulfate. The text includes chapters on both acute and delayed non-renal adverse reactions and on renal adverse reactions. All of the questions frequently raised in radiological practice are addressed. This book, presented in a handy, easy-to-use format, provides an invaluable, unique, and unparalleled source of information.
Contents
General Issues: Classification and Terminology -- Requests for Imaging using contrast agents: What information must be provided -- Off-label use of medicines: legal aspects -- Off-label use of contrast media: practical aspects -- Pharmacovigilance: When to report adverse reactions to contrast media -- What is required to get the authorities to approve a new contrast medium? -- A critical review of meta-analysis of adverse events after contrast media -- Iodine- and Gadolinium-Based Contrast Media: General Adverse Reactions: Acute adverse reactions to contrast media: Mechanisms and prevention -- Iodine-based contrast medium temperature and adverse reactions -- Management of acute adverse reactions to contrast media -- Renal Adverse reactions:Chronic kidney disease, serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) -- Contrast medium-induced nephropathy -- Dialysis and contrast media -- Other adverse effects: Pregnancy and lactation: intravascular use of contrast media -- Pheochromocytoma and contrast media -- Contrast media and interactions with other drugs and clinical tests -- Contrast media extravasation injury -- Iodine-based contrast media: Late adverse reactions to iodine-based contrast media -- Effects of iodine-based contrast media on blood and endothelium -- Effects of iodine-based contrast media on thyroid function -- Pulmonary effects of iodine-based contrast media -- MR contrast media: Gadolinium chelates and stability -- Diagnostic efficacy of gadolinium-based contrast media -- Radiography with gadolinium-based contrast media -- Acute adverse reactions to gadolinium-based contrast media -- Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium- based contrast media -- Organ specific gadolinium-based contrast media -- Ultrasonographic Contrast media -- Barium Preparations: Barium preparations: safety issues -- Pediatric use of Contrast Media: Contrast media use in pediatrics: Safety issues -- Appendix: ESUR Guidelines on Contrast Media Version 8.1 -- Official publications from the Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology.
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e-Book
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Creating a safe and caring hospital

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Crisis Prevention Institute. --[s.l.]: Crisis Prevention Institute , 2009.
Call Number
WX 185 C912 2009
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WX 185 C912 2009
Corporate Author
Crisis Prevention Institute
Place of Publication
[s.l.]
Publisher
Crisis Prevention Institute
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
13 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Safety Management
Organizational Culture
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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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

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Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4037
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You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - drug therapy
Patient Safety
Cytotoxins--toxicity
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Chemotherapy
Patient safety
Specialty
Cancer Care
Medications
Abstract
You are being treated with a cancer treatment that is cytotoxic. This means it can kill cancer cells and can harm healthy cells. This booklet describes what you, your family, friends and caregivers need to know about cytotoxic precautions. These precautions are used to keep your family members, friends and caregivers safe while you are taking your cancer treatment. This pamphlet explains what cytotoxic precautions are, what body fluids are cytotoxic, how to handle your body wastes, what to do if your body wastes spill and what to do with the garbage. Information about dishes, laundry, sex, having a baby, breastfeeding, and how to bring samples to the hospital is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Cell Therapy and Transplant Program
Pamphlet Number
4037
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Delineating organs at risk in radiation therapy

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Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez ; foreword by Vincenzo Valentini. --Milan: Springer , c2013.
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Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and me…
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Author
Cefaro, Giampiero Ausili
Other Authors
Genovesi, Domenico
Perez, Carlos A
Responsibility
Giampiero Ausili Cefaro, Domenico Genovesi, Carlos A. Perez ; foreword by Vincenzo Valentini
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 152 pages)
ISBN
9788847052574 (electronic bk.)
9788847052567
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
Organs at Risk - physiopathology
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Radiotherapy - Safety measures
Organs at Risk - physiopathology
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
Abstract
Defining organs at risk is a crucial task for radiation oncologists when aiming to optimize the benefit of radiation therapy, with delivery of the maximum dose to the tumor volume while sparing healthy tissues. This book will prove an invaluable guide to the delineation of organs at risk of toxicity in patients undergoing radiotherapy. The first and second sections address the anatomy of organs at risk, discuss the pathophysiology of radiation-induced damage, and present dose constraints and methods for target volume delineation. The third section is devoted to the radiological anatomy of organs at risk as seen on typical radiotherapy planning CT scans, with a view to assisting the radiation oncologist to recognize and delineate these organs for each anatomical region head and neck, mediastinum, abdomen, and pelvis. The book is intended both for young radiation oncologists still in training and for their senior colleagues wishing to reduce intra-institutional variations in practice and thereby to standardize the definition of clinical target volumes.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Anatomy and Physiopathology of Radiation-Induced Damage to Organs at Risk -- Brain, Head and Neck -- Mediastinum -- Abdomen -- Pelvis -- Part II. Modeling and Organ Delineation in Radiation Therapy -- Radiation Dose Constraints for Organs at Risk: Modeling and Importance of Organ Delineation in Radiation Therapy -- Volumetric Acquisition: Technical Notes -- Part III. Axial CT Radiological Anatomy: Image Gallery -- Brain, Head and Neck -- Mediastinum -- Abdomen -- Male Pelvis -- Female Pelvis -- Appendix: Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs.
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e-Book
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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
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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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Dependability in Medicine and Neurology : Using Engineering and Management Principles for Better Patient Care

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Nikhil Balakrishnan. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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This ground-breaking title presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject of Dependability and how it applies in medicine generally and in neurology in particular. Dependability is the term applied in engineering and industry to a service that is safe, reliable and trustworthy. Dependable systems use a variety of methods to deliver correct service in the face of uncertainty resulting from misleading, erroneous information, and system faults. Dependable systems result from the applica…
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Author
Balakrishnan, Nikhil
Responsibility
Nikhil Balakrishnan
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 335 p. : 76 illus., 45 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319149684
9783319149677 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Biomedical Technology
Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological
Nervous System Diseases - therapy
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Safety Management
Abstract
This ground-breaking title presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject of Dependability and how it applies in medicine generally and in neurology in particular. Dependability is the term applied in engineering and industry to a service that is safe, reliable and trustworthy. Dependable systems use a variety of methods to deliver correct service in the face of uncertainty resulting from misleading, erroneous information, and system faults. Dependable systems result from the application of systematic methods in design, operation, and management to deliver their services. Dependability in Medicine and Neurology presents the philosophy and ideas behind the specific methods of dependability and discusses the principles in the context of medical care and neurologic treatment especially. Patient case vignettes are used widely to illustrate key points. A first-of-its-kind title and based on the author's many years of teaching these principles to medical colleagues throughout the United States, Dependability in Medicine and Neurology will inspire readers to develop applications for their specific areas of clinical practice. Intended for physicians (especially neurologists), medical students, nurses, and health administrators, Dependability in Medicine and Neurology is an indispensable reference and important contribution to the literature.
Contents
1. The Principles of Dependability -- 2. An Overview of System Safety -- 3. Fault Tree Analysis for Medical Applications -- 4. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis -- 5. Machine Learning Methods with Applications to Diagnosis -- 6. Byzantine Medical Problems: Decision Making with Misleading, Imperfect Information -- 7. Process Driven Methods in Diagnosis and Treatment -- 8. Toyota Production System -- 9. Reliance Implementation Methods Applied to a Kaizen Project -- 10. Knowledge and Culture.
Format
e-Book
Publication Type
Case Reports
Location
Online
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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

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37383
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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