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 authorsí 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
In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their…
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