Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine

Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine

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With the increased emphasis on reducing medical errors in an emergency setting, this book will focus on patient safety within the emergency department, where preventable medical errors often occur. The book will provide both an overview of patient safety within health carea€”the 'culture of safety, ' importance of teamwork, organizational changea€”and specific guidelines on issues such as medication safety, procedural complications, and clinician fatigue, to ensure quality care in the ED. Special sections discuss ED design, medication safety, and awareness of the 'culture of safety.'TABLE 24.4 Examples of Unexpected Deaths within 30 Days of Being Discharged from the Emergency Department NYD, not yet diagnosed. Reproduced with permission from: Maxwell D. What happens to my patients? An automated linkageanbsp;...

Title:Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine
Author:Pat Croskerry, Karen S. Cosby
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2009


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