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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Anjali Joseph, PhD, EDAC; Eileen B. Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC, Designing for Safety, October 2012
This piece discusses how environmental factors contribute to adverse events in health care and describes how evidence-based design principles can improve safety.
Special or Theme Issue
The 13 articles in this special issue cover topics on the role of ergonomics in patient safety.
Inspiring Ideas and Celebrating Successes: A Guidebook to Leading Patient Safety Practices in Ontario Hospitals.
OHA Patient Safety Support Service. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Hospital Association; 2006.
This report shares successful patient safety strategies employed in Ontario hospitals to address medication safety, patient incident management, infection issues, and administrative process improvements.
Special or Theme Issue
Baker GE, ed. Healthc Q. 2006;9:1-140.
This special issue describes projects and research in Canadian health care that are supporting improvements in patient safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Saufl NM. J Perianesth Nurs. 2009;24:114-118.
This commentary provides background on the development of the Joint Commission's 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and summarizes the goals set for the hospital environment.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission; September 2012. ISBN: 9781599407555.
This e-book provides tips for incorporating activities into daily hospital practice in conjunction with the 2013 National Patient Safety Goals.
Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association, Health Research & Educational Trust; 2016.
Checklists are a recommended method to reduce omissions in care, despite controversies regarding their impact on safety. This toolkit provides a collection of checklists that have been developed and field tested by participants in the Hospital Engagement Network to prevent harm associated with the use of central lines, adverse drug events, and falls.
Journal Article > Review
Joseph A, Henriksen K, Malone E. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1884-1891.
The built environment influences the safety and effectiveness of care delivery. This narrative review examines how care facility design can reduce health care–associated infections, falls, and medication errors. The authors provide suggestions regarding a range of facility design strategies and discuss how accreditation, funding, and policy organizations can support design projects as improvement efforts.