Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 1st Edition

  • Emily Fondahn
  • Thomas M. De Fer
  • Michael Lane
  • Andrea Vannucci
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469885379
  • ISBN-13: 9781469885377
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Junior
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Concise, portable, and user-friendly, this title covers essential information in every area of this complex field. With a focus on improving systems and processes, preventing errors, and promoting transparency, this practical reference provides an overview of PS/QI fundamentals, insight into how these principles apply to a variety of clinical settings, and knowledge and skills necessary for an effective, proactive approach to patient safety and quality improvement. Addresses PS/QI in various clinical settings and with specific populations; introduces models, measurements, and tools to assess patient safety and quality improvement; discusses medical errors, how to respond to adverse events, and potential solutions; begins each chapter with a clinical vignette and discussion questions and offers additional resources for further reading.; and shares faculty expertise from multiple departments at Washington University in St. Louis. Ideal for health care providers at all levels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Chairman's Note.
1: Introduction to Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
2: Introduction to Quality Improvement.
3: Building High Reliability in the Health Care System.
4: Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Tools.
5: Models for Quality.
6: Accountability and Reporting.
7: Healthcare Information Technology.
8: Preventable Harm.
9: Health Care–Associated Infections.
10: Coding and Documentation.
Patient Safety.
11: Introduction to Patient Safety.
12: Culture of Safety.
13: Event Analysis.
14: Disclosure of Adverse Events and Medical Errors: Supporting the Patient, the Family, and the Provider.
15: Teamwork and Communication.
16: Human Factors.
17: Cognition and Decision Making.
18: Tools to Improve Patient Safety.
Patient Safety in Specific Clinical Areas.
19: Surgery and Procedural Areas.
20: Establishing a Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Program in Obstetrics.
21: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Anesthesia.
22: Intensive Care.
23: Patient Safety in the Emergency Department.
24: Patient Safety in Pediatrics.
25: Medical Imaging.
26: Patient Safety and Quality in Ambulatory Care.
27: Patient Safety Issues Specific to Psychiatry.
28: Laboratory, Transfusion Medicine, and Pathology Services.
29: Medication Safety.
30: Transitions in Care and Readmissions.
31: Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology.
Glossary Introduction to Patient Safety Terminology.