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Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.
This Web site provides information about a Patient Safety Organization initiative to develop an adverse event registry in perioperative care for pediatric patients, determine causes for errors, and design prevention strategies.
FOCUS: The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' initiative to improve quality and safety in the cardiovascular operating room.
Barbeito A, Lau WT, Weitzel N, Abernathy JH III, Wahr J, Mark JB. Anesth Analg. 2014;119:777-783.
National pediatric anesthesia safety quality improvement program in the United States.
Kurth CD, Tyler D, Heitmiller E, Tosone SR, Martin L, Deshpande JK. Anesth Analg. 2014;119:112-121.
Quality improvement project to reduce perioperative opioid oversedation events in a paediatric hospital.
Vermaire D, Caruso MC, Lesko A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:895-902.
Improving the quality and safety of patient care in cardiac anesthesia.
Merry AF, Weller J, Mitchell SJ. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014;28:1341-1351.
Application of an engineering problem-solving methodology to address persistent problems in patient safety: a case study on retained surgical sponges after surgery.
Anderson DE, Watts BV. J Patient Saf. 2013;9:134-139.
When diagnostic testing leads to harm: a new outcomes-based approach for laboratory medicine.
Epner PL, Gans JE, Graber ML. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013;22(supp 2):6-10.
Quality, patient safety, and the cardiac surgical team.
Martinez EA. Anesthesiol Clin. 2013;31:249-268.
Developing and pilot testing practical measures of preanalytic surgical specimen identification defects.
Bixenstine PJ, Zarbo RJ, Holzmueller CG, et al. Am J Med Qual. 2013;28:308-314.
International advocacy for education and safety.
McQueen KA, Malviya S, Gathuya ZN, Tyler DC, Davidson A. Paediatr Anaesth. 2012;22:962-968.
Process changes to increase compliance with the Universal Protocol for bedside procedures.
Barsuk JH, Brake H, Caprio T, Barnard C, Anderson DY, Williams MV. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:947-949.
Medication errors—new approaches to prevention.
Merry AF, Anderson BJ. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011;21:743-753.
Quality of Anesthesia Care.
Neuman MD, Martinez EA, eds. Anesthesiol Clin. 2011;29:1-178.
Redesigning a morbidity and mortality program in a university-affiliated pediatric anesthesia department.
McDonnell C, Laxer RM, Roy WL. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2010;36:117-125.
The prescription opioid crisis: role of the anaesthesiologist in reducing opioid use and misuse.
Soffin EM, Lee BH, Kumar KK, Wu CL. Br J Anaesth. 2019;122:e198-e208.
Advances in perioperative quality and safety.
Anderson KT, Appelbaum R, Bartz-Kurycki MA, Tsao K, Browne M. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2018;27:92-101.
The "Dirty Dozen": 12 persistent safety gaffes that we need to resolve!
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 9, 2014;19:1-5.
The role of the anesthesiologist in perioperative patient safety.
Wacker J, Staender S. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014;27:649-656.
Reducing medication errors in critical care: a multimodal approach.
Kruer RM, Jarrell AS, Latif A. Clin Pharmacol. 2014;6:117-126.
Office-based anesthesia: safety and outcomes.
Shapiro FE, Punwani N, Rosenberg NM, Valedon A, Twersky R, Urman RD. Anesth Analg. 2014;119:276-285.
The PROTECT Initiative: Advancing Children's Medication Safety.
Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Infection prevention in the emergency department.
Liang SY, Theodoro DL, Schuur JD, Marschall J. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64:299-313.
Patient safety in obstetrics and obstetric anesthesia.
Kung A, Pratt SD. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2014;52:86-110.
Confusion—specimen mix-up in dermatopathology and measures to prevent and detect it.
Weyers W. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2014;4:27-42.
Patient Safety Toolkits.
AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement. Skokie, IL: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care; 2013.
Family of woman who died after a medical error joins hospital's safety panel.
Shelton DL. Chicago Tribune. October 7, 2011.
PSNET: Patient Safety Network
PSNet is produced for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by a team of editors at the University of California, San Francisco with guidance from a prominent Technical Expert/Advisory Panel. The AHRQ PSNet site was designed and implemented by Silverchair.
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