Perspectives on Safety
Narrow Results Clear All
- Communication Improvement 8
- Culture of Safety 9
- Education and Training 5
- Error Reporting and Analysis 11
- Human Factors Engineering 6
- Legal and Policy Approaches 12
- Logistical Approaches 5
- Quality Improvement Strategies 19
- Teamwork 2
- Technologic Approaches 5
- Device-related Complications 1
- Diagnostic Errors 2
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation 3
- Delirium 1
- Medication Safety 6
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 1
- Family Members and Caregivers 1
- Health Care Executives and Administrators 32
Health Care Providers
- Nurses 2
Non-Health Care Professionals
- Media 1
- Patients 2
Lean and Patient Safety, January 2015
Mr. Graban is an internationally recognized expert in Lean Healthcare. We spoke with him about applying Lean in hospitals to improve safety and decrease waste.
with commentary by Paul E. Plsek, MS, Lean and Patient Safety, January 2015
This book excerpt describes how integrating innovation and Lean concepts at Virginia Mason enhances clinical performance and the patient experience.
with commentary by Shams B. Syed, MD, MPH, Global Patient Safety, December 2014
This piece describes the evolution of the World Health Organization's African Partnerships for Patient Safety program and its implications for global patient safety improvement.
with commentary by Christopher Moriates, MD, Overuse as a Patient Safety Problem, September 2014
This piece describes the emergence of medical care overuse as a patient safety issue and relates efforts to change clinician behaviors to prevent overtreatment.
with commentary by Margaret Plews-Ogan, MD, MS, Safety in the Ambulatory Setting, July-August 2014
This piece describes the new landscape of patient safety in outpatient care, including elements adapted from hospital settings and the growing evidence base for ambulatory-specific efforts.
Patient Advocacy, June 2014
Dave deBronkart, known as e-Patient Dave, is a co-founder and co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine and coauthor of Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook. We spoke with him about engaging patients in their care and allowing patients to access their medical records.
with commentary by Helen Haskell, MA, Patient Advocacy, June 2014
This piece describes the evolution of the patient advocacy movement, including the events that spurred it, resulting reforms, and the impact of online access to medical information.
Hand Hygiene, May 2014
Dr. Pittet is Director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland. We spoke with him about hand hygiene in health care, including how to implement culture change and improve safety.
with commentary by Alexandre R. Marra, MD and Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA , Hand Hygiene, May 2014
This piece describes barriers to hand hygiene compliance in health care along with strategies to enhance and measure it.
National Organizations in Safety, April 2014
Dr. Gandhi is President of the National Patient Safety Foundation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. We spoke with her about NPSF's evolving role in enhancing health care at a national level.
Safety in Radiology, October 2013
Dr. Smith-Bindman is a national leader in the impact of radiologic testing on patient outcomes, and in the safety of radiographic imaging.
Update on Just Culture, September 2013
Professor Sidney Dekker has done revolutionary work on human error and safety and written several bestselling books on system failure and just culture.
Update on Sleep Deprivation, April 2013
Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, of Brigham and Women's Hospital has performed key studies on how sleep deprivation affects clinicians and strategies to mitigate such fatigue to improve patient safety, including seminal articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2004 and 2010.
with commentary by Kathlyn E. Fletcher, MD, MA; Darcy A. Reed, MD, MPH, Update on Sleep Deprivation, April 2013
This article discusses evidence surrounding the impact of resident duty hour limits on safety in health care.
Quality and Safety Challenges in Critical Care: Preventing and Treating Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
with commentary by Eduard E. Vasilevskis, MD; E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH; Robert S. Dittus, MD, MPH, Delirium as a Safety Target, December 2012
This piece details a number of evidenced-based practices to help detect, prevent, and treat delirium, which is now seen as a patient safety hazard.
The Demise of the Physical Exam, November 2012
A passionate advocate for the importance of the physical exam, Dr. Verghese is a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and a bestselling author.
Designing for Safety, October 2012
Dr. Reiling consults with hospitals nationwide regarding facility designs that emphasize safety, error reduction, and quality.
with commentary by Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC; Eileen B. Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC, Designing for Safety, October 2012
This piece discusses how environmental factors contribute to adverse events in health care and describes how evidence-based design principles can improve safety.
with commentary by Jerry Gurwitz, MD, Safety in Nursing Homes, August 2012
This piece, written by a national leader in safe use of medications in elderly patients, discusses strategies for improving the quality and safety of medication use in the nursing home setting.
with commentary by Christopher Nemeth, PhD, Unintended Consequences, June 2011
This piece discusses how adopting new technology can have unintended effects.