Our Perspectives on Safety section features expert viewpoints on current themes in patient safety, including interviews and written essays published monthly. Annual Perspectives highlight vital and emerging patient safety topics.
Dr. Neal Sikka and Dr. Colton Hood are emergency medicine physicians who work in the Innovative Practice & Telemedicine section at George Washington University Hospital (GW). We spoke with them about their... Read More
This piece discusses the evolution of remote patient monitoring, emergence into use with acute conditions, patient safety considerations, and the continued challenges of telehealth implementation.
Connor Wesley, RN, BSN, is a registered nurse in Tacoma, WA. In addition to his role as the Assistant Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department at MultiCare Allenmore Hospital, Connor lectures locally and... Read More
This piece discusses patient safety concerns among members of the LGBTQ+ community which may inhibit access to needed healthcare and potential ways to provide patient-centered care and mitigate the risk of adverse events.
Ellen Deutsch, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, FSSH, CPPS is a Medical Officer in the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Deutsch is a pediatric otolaryngologist and has vast... Read More
This piece discusses resilient healthcare and the Safety-I and Safety-II approaches to patient safety.
All Perspectives (349)
- Quality Improvement Strategies(18)
- Education and Training(13)
- Communication Improvement(8)
- Culture of Safety(6)
- Error Reporting and Analysis(6)
- Legal and Policy Approaches(6)
- Human Factors Engineering(5)
- Computerized Decision Support(3)
- Research Directions(2)
- Technologic Approaches(2)
- Logistical Approaches(1)
- Policies and Operations(1)
- Specialization of Care(1)
- Transparency and Accountability(1)
- Clear filter(87)
- Medical Complications(39)
- Medication Safety(11)
- Device-Related Complications(7)
- Diagnostic Errors(7)
- Surgical Complications(5)
- Psychological and Social Complications(4)
- Alert fatigue(2)
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems(2)
- Failure to rescue(2)
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation(2)
- Identification Errors(2)
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications(2)
This piece discusses an expanded view of maternal and infant safety that includes the concept of whole-person care, which addresses the structural and social determinants of maternal health.
Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, is a professor and Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and the co-director of the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health. Kristin Tully, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC Chapel Hill and a member of the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health. We spoke with them about their work in maternal and infant care and what they are discovering about equitable care and its impact on patient safety.
James Augustine, MD, is the National Director of Prehospital Strategy at US Acute Care Solutions where he provides service as a Fire EMS Medical Director. We spoke with him about threats and concerns for patient safety for EMS when responding to a 911 call.
This piece discusses EMS patient safety concerns in the field and discusses operational concerns, clinical concerns, and safety of personnel.
José A, Morfín, MD, FASN, is a health sciences clinical professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. In his professional role, he serves as the Medical Director for Satellite Health Care and as a member of the Medical Advisory Board for Nx Stage Medical. We discussed with him home dialysis and patient safety considerations.
This piece discusses how the program mitigates safety risks for in-home dialysis and the potential for in-home programs to greatly expand.
This piece discusses prevalent adverse events in dental care and the challenges in identifying these patient safety events.
Elsabeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, PhD is a professor at UCSF. Muhammad F. Walji, PhD is the Associate Dean for Technology Services and Informatics and professor for Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at the UT Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry. We spoke to them about the identification and prevention of adverse events in dentistry.