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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
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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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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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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.
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Open access
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e-Book
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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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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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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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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
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Delivering patient safety

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Canadian Patient Safety Institute. --London, EN: TVC Films Ltd. , 2007.
Call Number
W 84.4 D43 2007
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
W 84.4 D43 2007
Corporate Author
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Place of Publication
London, EN
Publisher
TVC Films Ltd.
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
6 DVDs + 1 CD-ROM
Subjects (MeSH)
Safety - videorecordings
Risk Management - videorecording
Safety Management
Contents
1. Facing the facts -- 2. Changing the culture -- 3. Why things go wrong -- 4. Building resistance to error -- 5. A safer system -- 6. Leading & learning -- 7. Support materials [CD-ROM].
Format
Video
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
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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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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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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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The falls management program : a quality improvement initiative for nursing facilities

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Taylor, Jo A,. --Atlanta, GA: Center for Health and Aging , 2005.
Call Number
WT 155 T243f 2005
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WT 155 T243f 2005
Author
Taylor, Jo A,
Other Authors
Parmelee, Patgricia
Place of Publication
Atlanta, GA
Publisher
Center for Health and Aging
Date of Publication
2005
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Safety Management
Nursing Homes
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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3 weeks
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Handbook of human factors and ergonomics in health care and patient safety

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edited by Pascale Carayon. CRC Press , 2007.
Call Number
WB 100 H2355 2007
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
WB 100 H2355 2007
Other Authors
Carayon, Pascale
Responsibility
edited by Pascale Carayon
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
xiv, 995 p.
Series Title
Human factors and ergonomics
ISBN
9780805848854
0805848851
Subjects (MeSH)
Ergonomics
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Safety Management
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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.
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e-Book
Location
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[in French] Sécurité des patients

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IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0432-Fr
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In French. Sécurité des patients / Safety tips for a stay in the hospital.
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Corporate Author
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Alternate Title
Patient safety
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patient safety
Abstract
In French. Sécurité des patients / Safety tips for a stay in the hospital.
Notes
The English version of this pamphlet is also available.
Responsibility
IWK Qualité, sécurité du patient et expérience du patient, Halifax (N.-É.)
Pamphlet Number
PL-0432-Fr
Zone
All Zones
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Laboratory safety : CSMLS guidelines

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Shematek, Gene. Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. (6th ed.) --Hamilton, ON: Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science , 2006.
Call Number
WX 207 S545L 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WX 207 S545L 2006
Author
Shematek, Gene
Corporate Author
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Other Authors
Wood, Wayne
Edition
6th ed.
Place of Publication
Hamilton, ON
Publisher
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
101 p.
ISBN
0921479123
Subjects (MeSH)
Safety Management - guideline
Clinical Laboratory Techniques - Guideline
Equipment Safety - Guideline
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
3
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3 weeks
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Making Healthcare Safe : The Story of the Patient Safety Movement

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Lucian L. Leape. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Open access
Location
Online
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Author
Leape, Lucian L.
Responsibility
Lucian L. Leape
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 450 pages)
ISBN
9783030711238
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety - history
Quality Assurance, Health Care - history
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Safety Management
Access
Open access
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Managing patient dose in digital radiology

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editor, J. Valentin. --Oxford, England: Elsevier , 2004.
Call Number
WN 160 I15i 2004
Location
Dickson Building
Digital techniques have the potential to improve the practice of radiology but they also risk the overuse of radiation. The main advantages of digital imaging, i.e. wide dynamic range, post processing, multiple viewing options, and electronic transfer and archiving possibilities, are clear but overexposures can occur without an adverse impact on image quality. In conventional radiography, excessive exposure produces a 'black' film. In digital systems, good images are obtained for a large range …
Call Number
WN 160 I15i 2004
Corporate Author
International Commission on Radiological Protection
Other Authors
Valentin, J
Responsibility
editor, J. Valentin
Place of Publication
Oxford, England
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
73 p.
Series Vol.
93
Series Title
ICRP publication
ISBN
0080444695
Subjects (MeSH)
Body Burden
Radiation Dosage
Radiation Injuries - prevention & control
Radiation Protection
Radiometry
Safety Management
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Notes
Published as: Annals of the ICRP v. 34, n. 1, 2004.
Abstract
Digital techniques have the potential to improve the practice of radiology but they also risk the overuse of radiation. The main advantages of digital imaging, i.e. wide dynamic range, post processing, multiple viewing options, and electronic transfer and archiving possibilities, are clear but overexposures can occur without an adverse impact on image quality. In conventional radiography, excessive exposure produces a 'black' film. In digital systems, good images are obtained for a large range of doses. It is very easy to obtain (and delete) images with digital fluoroscopy systems, and there may be a tendency to obtain more images than necessary. In digital radiology, higher patient dose usually means improved image quality, so a tendency to use higher patient doses than necessary could occur. Different medical imaging tasks require different levels of image quality, and doses that have no additional benefit for the clinical purpose should be avoided. Image quality can be compromised by inappropriate levels of data compression and/or postprocessing techniques. All these new challenges should be part of the optimisation process and should be included in clinical and technical protocols. Local diagnostic reference levels should be re-evaluated for digital imaging, and patient dose parameters should be displayed at the operator console. Frequent patient dose audits should occur when digital techniques are introduced. Training in the management of image quality and patient dose in digital radiology is necessary. Digital radiology will involve new regulations and invoke new challenges for practitioners. As digital images are easier to obtain and transmit, the justification criteria should be reinforced. Commissioning of digital systems should involve clinical specialists, medical physicists, and radiographers to ensure that imaging capability and radiation dose management are integrated. Quality control requires new procedures and protocols (visualisation, transmission, and archiving of the images).
Format
Book
Publication Type
Practice Guideline
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Managing patient flow in hospitals : strategies and solutions

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Joint Commission Resources ; edited by Eugene Litvak ; foreword by Susan Dentzer. (2nd) --Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources , c2009.
Call Number
WX 215 M2665 2009
Location
Temporarily out of collection
Call Number
WX 215 M2665 2009
Other Authors
Litvak, Eugene
Other Authors
Joint Commission Resources, Inc.
Responsibility
Joint Commission Resources ; edited by Eugene Litvak ; foreword by Susan Dentzer
Edition
2nd
Former Title
Managing patient flow
Place of Publication
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Publisher
Joint Commission Resources
Date of Publication
c2009
Physical Description
xiii, 159 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781599403724
1599403722
Subjects (MeSH)
Efficiency, Organizational
Hospitalization
Patient Care Management - organization & administration
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Hospital utilization
Hospital utilization--Length of stay
Hospitals--Overcrowding
Medical appointments and schedules
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Managing patient flow. c2004.
Format
Book
Location
Temporarily out of collection
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Medical error and harm : understanding, prevention and control

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat24747
Jenicek, Milos. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , 2007.
Call Number
WB 100 J51m 2011
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WB 100 J51m 2011
Author
Jenicek, Milos
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
360 p.
ISBN
9781439836941
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Safety Management - methods
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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