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A hospital races to learn lessons of Ferrari pit stop.
Naik G. Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2006:A1. [reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
Pediatric patient safety in the prehospital/emergency department setting.
Barata IA, Benjamin LS, Mace SE, Herman MI, Goldman RD. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007;23:412-418.
Teamwork errors in trauma resuscitation.
Sarcevic A, Marsic I, Burd RS. ACM Trans Comput Hum Interact. 2012;19:13:1-13:30.
Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine.
Croskerry P, Cosby KS, Schenkel SM, Wears RL, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009. ISBN: 9780781777278.
The Emergency Medical Services Safety Attitudes Questionnaire.
Patterson PD, Huang DT, Fairbanks RJ, Wang HE. Am J Med Qual. 2010;25:109-115.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Safety in EMS.
Brice JH, Patterson PD, eds. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012;16:1-108.
Pediatric patient safety in emergency departments: unit characteristics and staff perceptions.
Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Olsen CS, et al; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Pediatrics. 2009;124:485-493.
Incidence and impact of physician and nurse disruptive behaviors in the emergency department.
Rosenstein AH, Naylor B. J Emerg Med. 2012;43:139-148.
ED revamp: team approach to care reduces errors, boosts patient and clinician satisfaction.
ED Manag. 2011;23:78-80.
The relationship between patients' perceptions of team effectiveness and their care experience in the emergency department.
Kipnis A, Rhodes KV, Burchill CN, Datner E. J Emerg Med. 2013;45:731-738.
A multidisciplinary approach to adverse drug events in pediatric trauma patients in an adult trauma center.
Kalina M, Tinkoff G, Gleason W, Veneri P, Fulda G. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009;25:444-446.
Shapiro MJ. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. February 2004.
Clinical triggers: an alternative to a rapid response team.
Moldenhauer K, Sabel A, Chu ES, Mehler PS. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:164-174.
Compliance with guidelines to prevent surgical site infections: as simple as 1-2-3?
Meeks DW, Lally KP, Carrick MM, et al. Am J Surg. 2011;201:76-83.
SPECIAL OR THEME ISSUE
Patient Safety and Quality.
Lyndon A, Simpson KR, Bakewell-Sachs S, eds. J Perinat Neonat Nurs. 2010;24:1-89.
The nature and causes of unintended events reported at ten emergency departments.
Smits M, Groenewegen PP, Timmermans DRM, van der Wal G, Wagner C. BMC Emerg Med. 2009;9:16.
One intensive care nursery's experience with enhancing patient safety.
Alton M, Mericle J, Brandon D. Adv Neonatal Care. 2006;6:112-119.
Bedside shift report improves patient safety and nurse accountability.
Baker SJ. J Emerg Nurs. 2010;36:355-358.
Using evidence, rigorous measurement, and collaboration to eliminate central catheter-associated bloodstream infections.
Sawyer M, Weeks K, Goeschel CA, et al. Crit Care Med. 2010;38(suppl 8):S292-S298.
Emergency nursing and medical error—a survey of two states.
Hohenhaus SM. J Emerg Nurs. 2008;34:20-25.
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