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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.

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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018-2022.

Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is vulnerable to wrong site errors and other challenges present in surgical care. This series of articles highlights key areas of importance for the specialty as they work to enhance patient safety. The latest 2022 installment covers psychological safety.

Hannenberg AA, ed. Anesthesiol Clin. 2020;38(4):727-922.

Anesthesiology critical events are uncommon, and yet they have great potential for harm. This special issue focuses on management of, and preparation for, perioperative critical events and rescue should they occur. The authors highlight simulation training, debriefing, and cognitive aids as methods for improving safety in the operating room.
Shapiro FE, ed. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2019;57:1-162.
This publication presents patient safety concepts for anesthesia practice, including decision aids to educate and empower patients about anesthesia choice, environmental hazards, interpersonal communication, team training, and use of technology and simulation as educational tools.

Hallbeck MS, Paquet V, eds. Appl Ergon. 2019;78:248-308.

Surgery requires specialized approaches to understand and prevent failure. This special issue features the work of multidisciplinary research teams that explored human factors and ergonomic concerns in the operating room that affect communication between robotic-assisted surgery teams, physical resilience of teams, instrument design and use, and poor implementation of briefings as improvement opportunities.

Todd DW, Bennett JD, eds. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2017;29:121-244.

Articles in this special issue provide insights into how human error can affect the safety of oral and maxillofacial surgery, a primarily ambulatory environment. The authors cover topics such as simulation training, wrong-site surgery, and the safety of office-based anesthesia.
Yang AD, Chung JW, Dahlke AR, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224:103-112.
The Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) trial examined residency program response to duty hour rules. This special issue features studies exploring effects of the initial trial including perceptions on the impact of a flexible 80-hour workweek on continuity of care and on physician well-being.

Surgery. 2015;158:1395-1440.

Simulation training is widely accepted as a method to enhance operative techniques and nontechnical behaviors. Articles in this special issue cover topics in surgical education related to teamwork skills, simulation training, and error analysis as a way to assess performance.

Brown KM, Paige JT, eds. Surg Clin North Am. 2015;95:695-918.

Simulation training is being used more broadly as an educational approach in health care. Articles in this special issue discuss its evolution within surgical practice, impact on patient outcomes, use to improve competency, and financial strategies to establish and maintain a simulation center.

Rolston JD, Han SJ, Parsa AT, eds. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2015;26(2):143-322.

This special issue covers elements of safe care delivery in neurosurgery and features articles exploring the use of simulation, checklists, and the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle in designing safety and quality improvement initiatives for this setting.

Wagner VD, ed. AORN J. 2014;100:351-456.

Articles in this special issue explore strategies to establish a culture of safety in health care settings, including coaching to improve team briefing and debriefing discussions, a guideline to confirm safe perioperative on-call staffing, and the value of workforce safety to promote high reliability.

Martin RF, Sanchez JA, eds. Surg Clin North Am. 2012;92(1):1-177. 

This special issue includes articles exploring systems-oriented safety improvement in surgical care.

Neuman MD, Martinez EA, eds. Anesthesiol Clin. 2011;29:1-178.  

This special issue includes articles discussing safety in anesthesiology practice as well as quality improvement innovations.

Simmons D, ed. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2010;22:161-290. 

Articles in this special issue discuss safe practices, effective staffing, teamwork, and event analysis to enhance patient safety in the critical care setting.
Hermansen MC, ed. Clin Perinatol. 2008;35(1):1-292
This special issue covers topics such as medication errors in obstetrics, anesthetic complications, and a variety of iatrogenic conditions affecting neonates.