Patient Safety: Principles and Practice

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Patient Safety: Principles and Practice

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This book provides readers with both a foundation of theoretical knowledge regarding patient safety as well as evidence-based strategies for preventing errors in various clinical settings. The authors' goal is to help clinicians and administrators gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe patient practices in their organizations.
Key topics include:

  • An overview of evidence-based best practices for patient safety
  • Clear explanation of important patient safety policies and legislation
  • Innovative uses of technology such as computerized provider order entry, barcoding medications, and computerized clinical decision support systems
  • The importance of an informed patient in preventing medical errors
  • How to communicate with the public and the patient about errors if they occur
  • Special patient safety concerns for children, the elderly, and the mentally ill

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About the Author:

Jacqueline Fowler Byers, PhD, RN, CNAA, CPHQ,is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Public Affairs, at the University of Central Florida. She has over 25 years experience in health care in varied clinical, educational, and administrative roles. In all of these roles, Dr. Byers has pursued evidence-based practice and improved patient experience and outcomes. She has been actively involved in quality management, outcomes research, and patient safety for 10 years. Dr. Byers received her doctorate from the University of Florida in 1996. Her master's degree is from Vanderbilt University, and her bachelor's degree is from Duke University. She was in the inaugural class of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship Program. Dr. Byers is the Research Editor of the Journal for Health Care Quality and serves as a peer reviewer for several journals. She is active in the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Dr. Byers has received a number of awards and has over 60 publications and 100 presentations to her credit in the areas of health care administration, quality management, critical care, and outcomes and efficacy research.



Susan V. White, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, is the Associate Chief of nursing/Quality Improvement at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Prior to this position she was the past Vice President/Quality Management of the Florida Hospital Association. She has over 20 years of experience in the health care field in administration, management, and clinical roles. She was the Associate Executive Director and Director of Nursing in a community hospital and developed the quality management program for a hospital in a network. Dr. White has health care experience in acute care including clinical, administrative, and informatics. She has a master's degree in nursing as well as her doctor in philosophy from the University of Florida. Her recent work has included Joint Commission activities, quality initiatives, clinical performance improvement and patient perception, educational programs, newsletters and patient safety. Dr. White is a sixth year Sterling Examiner for the Florida Sterling Council and teaches part-time at the University of Phoenix. She is a member of multiple professional organizations and is a Fellow in NAHQ. She is a member of the editorial board for the Journal for Healthcare Quality.

Review:

“What a wonderful resource for any health care practitioner or leader who is interested in patient safety –and who isn’t? It is filled with invaluable resources such as relevant Web sites, exemplars for practice, checklists for practitioners and other tools and practical advice for implementing a cutting-edge patient safety program. This is a must-read in today’s health care environment.”
-- Jo Manion, RN, PhD, CNAA, FAAN


"I am IMPRESSED...a comprehensive description of patient safety...terminology, history, concepts, organizations, practice roles, research...I am recommending that every Healthcare organization have a copy for its library/education departments."
--Leah Kinnaird, RN, EdD, consultant Creative Health Care Management


"....Byers and White have made a major contribution with this timely book, well organized with tables, tools, web resources, and pertinent bibliographies."
--Colleen Conway-Welch , Ph.D., RN, CNM, Dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing, Nashville Tennessee

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