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Joseph R, Harry E. Medical Economics. June 27, 2019.
Multitasking can negatively affect cognitive load and diminish safety. This magazine article reports on how multitasking can contribute to surgeon fatigue, burnout, and decreased task completion in the perioperative environment. Checklists to automate workflow and limiting the number of patient charts that can be open at one time can help reduce extraneous cognitive load.
Hilton K, Anderson A. Harv Bus Rev. May 20, 2019.
This commentary describes how one health system worked to combat resistance to change associated with implementation of a checklist initiative. The success of the program was built on empowering team members to drive the process, clinician motivation to provide safe care, and engaging leadership. A PSNet interview with Lucian Leape discussed surgical safety checklists.
ED Manag. June 2016;28:S1-S4.
Rice S. Mod Healthc. January 23, 2016.
Stempniak M. Hosp Health Netw. September 9, 2014.
Involving patients and their families in bedside rounds, advisory committees, and shift change has helped hospitals achieve improvements in patient safety. This news article spotlights several successful patient engagement programs and offers tips to help sustain the progress made by these new practices.
Munn J. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2014;11:23-29.
Patients are increasingly being asked to assume a role in ensuring their own safety. This report explores patients' adoption of practices meant to help improve their safety and found that 8 of the 10 suggested tactics are actively used by health care consumers in Pennsylvania.
Weber DO. Hosp Health Networks Daily. February 25, 2014.
This article reports on the pervasive challenges to error disclosure and advocates for establishing a just culture to promote these conversations and enhance safety. The author discusses a study that highlighted the need for a patient-centered approach to facilitate peer-to-peer conversations about errors, along with responses solicited regarding a disclosure scenario.
Yurkiewicz I. Aeon Magazine. January 29, 2014.
Disruptive behavior is a well-known and pervasive issue in health care. Describing disrespectful behaviors that clinicians face, such as sarcasm and intimidation, this magazine article emphasizes how they can hinder effective interactions and communication to reduce patient safety.
MacLeod L. Physician Exec. Jan-Feb 2014;40:8-12.
Second victims are clinicians who experience considerable emotional distress, shame, and self-doubt after being involved in a medical error. This magazine article discusses the need for hospitals to provide care for these clinicians and spotlights the role of physician leaders in promoting and facilitating support programs.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. October 3, 2013;18:1-4. April 24, 2014;19:1-4.
The first article of this series reports the results of a survey investigating disruptive behaviors in health care. The second article explores why behaviors like bullying and intimidation exist and outlines recommendations for organizations to address the problem, including training and communication strategies.
Bush H. Trustee Magazine. July 2013.
This magazine article relates strategies to engage hospital boards in safety and quality improvement work.
Diamond F. Manag Care. July 2013;22:30-32.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 27, 2013.
This newsletter article reviews studies that show how disrespectful behavior continues to affect safety and quality in health care. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices seeks to collect health care workers' experiences with such behaviors in a related survey.
Feil M. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2013;10:1-10.
Analyzing data submitted to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, this piece outlines the types of distractions that contribute to medical errors and recommends strategies to mitigate them.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. March 4, 2013.
This newspaper article reports on how anger management courses can address physicians' disruptive behavior and improve their coping and communication skills.
Yasgur BS. Medscape Business of Medicine. December 6, 2012.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 26, 2012;17:1-3.
This newsletter article highlights the importance of health care workers listening to and considering coworkers' concerns as behaviors that contribute to high reliability and patient safety.
Gawande A. New Yorker. October 3, 2011.
This magazine article explores the role of coaches in helping high-performing professionals, such as musicians and athletes, improve their performance. By submitting to observation in the operating room, the author—a surgeon—examines how coaching might enhance physicians' skills.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. September 8, 2011;16:1-3.
This piece describes storytelling as a strategy to drive patient safety improvement efforts.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. July 14, 2011;16:1-3.