The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Fleming CA, Humm G, Wild JR, et al. Int J Surg. 2018;52:349-354.
This survey of surgical trainees found that the majority had witnessed practices or behaviors among colleagues that posed risks to patient safety, including poor performance and disruptive behavior. However, a large proportion reported that they had failed to escalate these concerns, as well as concerns about unsafe systems of care, due to fear of reprisal or negative effects on their career. The study points to the need to improve the culture of safety within surgical training.
Wild JRL, Ferguson HJM, McDermott FD, et al. Int J Surg. 2015;23 Suppl 1:S5-9.
Disrespectful behaviors in health care have been found to have serious effects on nurses, physicians, and trainees. This review explores how experiences with bullying and undermining affect surgical trainees in the National Health Service and outlines recommendations to address the issue at national, organizational, and local levels.
Nawaz H, Abbas A, Sarfraz A, et al. J Hosp Med. 2007;2:385-393.
Using physical restraints is a common method to prevent injury in agitated hospitalized patients, but it also can lead to undesired outcomes. This study showed that the SOMA Safe EnclosureTM appears to be a safe, effective type of restraint that is more acceptable to family members and physicians than the types of restraints currently in use.