Ensuring maternal safety is a patient safety priority. This library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on improving maternal safety. Included resources explore strategies with the potential to improve maternal care delivery and outcomes, such as high reliability, care standardization, teamwork, unit-based safety initiatives, and trigger tools.
London, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; 2021. ISBN 9781528627016.
A 52-year-old man complaining of intermittent left shoulder pain for several years was diagnosed with a rotator cuff injury and underwent left shoulder surgery. The patient received a routine follow-up X-ray four months later.
Cleghorn E. New York, NY: Dutton; 2021. ISBN: 9780593182956.
Medscape Medical News. May 12, 2021.
Coulthard P, Thomson P, Dave M, et al. Br Dent J. 2020;229:743-747; 801-805.
After a breast mass was identified by a physician assistant during a routine visit, a 60-year-old woman received a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. The radiology assessment was challenging due to dense breast tissue and ultimately interpreted as “probably benign” findings. When the patient returned for follow-up 5 months later, the mass had increased in size and she was referred for a biopsy.
Dolan J, Mejia B. Los Angeles Times. September 30, 2020.
Nothaft W, Moore G, Le Cam Y. Stat News. August 27, 2020.
Harvey-Jenner C. Cosmopolitan. August 27, 2020.
Levett-Jones T, ed. Patient Safety. Clin Sim Nurs. 2020;44(1):1-78; 2020;45(1):1-60.