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Ruskin KJ, ed. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021;34(6):720-765

Anesthesia services are high risk despite progress made in the specialty to improve its safety. This special section covers issues that affect anesthesia safety such as critical incident debriefing, human factors, and educational strategies.

Bergl PA, Nanchal RS, eds. Crit Care Clin. 2022;38(1):1-158.

Critical care diagnosis is complicated by factors such as stress, patient acuity and uncertainty. This special issue summarizes individual and process challenges to the safety of diagnosis in critical care. Articles included examine educational approaches, teamwork and rethinking care processes as improvement strategies.

Preckel B, ed. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2021;35(1):1-154.

Surgical patients are at high risk for harm, should errors occur. This special issue covers areas of concern in perioperative anesthesia care that include patient allergies, age, sex and gender considerations, and incident reporting system effectiveness.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018-2021.

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 2021 installment covers the role of simulation.

Preckel B, ed. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2021;35(1):1-154.

The field of anesthesiology has realized impressive improvements in safety, yet challenges still exist in its practice. This special issue provides discussions on a variety of concerns that require continued effort, including use of early warning scores, differences associated with sex and gender, and use of incident reporting systems.

Ruskin KJ, ed. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol.  2020;33(6):774-822.

The complexity of care delivery requires complementary approaches to prevent mistakes. This special section shares clinical and organizational tactics to address anesthesiology safety issues. They include automation failures, the role of the obstetric anesthesiologist in maternal safety, and monitoring effectiveness. 

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.

Halamek LP, ed. Semin Perinatol. 2019;43(8):151172-151182.
 

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a complex environment that serves a vulnerable population at increased risk for harm should errors occur. This special issue draws from a multidisciplinary set of authors to explore patient safety issues arising in the NICU. Included in the issue are articles examining topic such as video assessment, diagnostic error, and human factors engineering in the NICU.
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.
Catchpole K, Bisantz A, Hallbeck S, et al. Applied ergonomics. 2019;78:270-276.
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.

Gluck PA, ed. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2019;46:H1-H8, 199-398.

Obstetrics is a high-risk practice that concurrently manages the safety of mothers and newborns. Articles in this special issue explore various facets of health care quality and safety improvement in the care of women and expectant mothers. Topics covered include the patient experience, safety culture, disparities, program implementation, and clinical trends.
Young A, Kelly J, Schnaars C, et al. USA Today.
Incidence of maternal harm is increasing in the United States. This news article series reports on factors that contribute to preventable maternal mortality, such as omission of recommended care processes, lack of patient-centeredness, and missed or delayed diagnoses of serious conditions.
Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1975;25:1369-79.
Care teams rely on a variety of technologies to support safe practice. This special issue focuses on critical care nursing practice and how human factors affect technology use. Articles cover clinical applications of technology and review the role of technologies in critical thinking, medication delivery, and alarm fatigue.
Foster MJ, Gary JC, Sooryanarayana SM. Critical care nursing quarterly. 2018;41:76-92.
Systems and space design are important considerations for safe care delivery. This special issue explores how the built environment can affect safety in intensive care units (ICUs). Articles explore topics such as infection prevention, decentralization of nursing work areas, information flow, and nurse perception of how design features in ICUs affect their ability to care for patients.
Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018;22(Supp 1):9-109.
Health care worker fatigue is a persistent threat to patient safety. Articles in this special issue cover the results of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration program to explore fatigue among emergency medical service (EMS) providers. The research and guidelines inform efforts to mitigate fatigue in shift workers, with a focus on EMS providers.
Valchanov K, Sturgess J. Anaesthesia. 2018;73.
Study of complications can provide insights into presurgical patient counseling, risk assessment, and medical harm prevention. Articles in this special issue explore complications in anesthesia, including how providers can respond when a complication occurs and human factors approaches to reduce risks. Specific areas of concern such as obstetrics and spinal surgery are also discussed.
New York, NY: ProPublica, Inc; 2017-2020.
Maternal mortality is a sentinel event that affects mothers and families across a wide range of socioeconomic characteristics. This news series reports on the incidence of maternal death, individual stories of harm, and factors that contribute to the problem.
APSF Newsletter. October 2017;32:29-56.
Handoff processes are known to carry risks of communication errors. This special issue focuses on transfers involving anesthesia care. Articles review different types of handoffs, characteristics of an effective handoff, challenges of implementing a handoff improvement collaborative, and strategies to reduce distraction in the operating room.

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.