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Patient Safety Primers
Falls are a common source of patient harm in hospitals, and are considered a never event when they result in serious injury. Fall prevention requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach that entails individualized risk assessment and preventive interventions.
Renal Physicians Association.
This Web site provides toolkits, educational modules, and an annotated bibliography to support quality improvement efforts for nephrology providers, and identifies best practice strategies for avoiding the Five Adverse Patient Safety Events in renal care.
Journal Article > Commentary
Cerniglia-Lowensen J. J Radiol Nurs. 2015;34:4-7.
Root cause analysis has been promoted by The Joint Commission and other organizations as a failure analysis tool, though problems with its usefulness remain due to issues with implementation and sufficient follow-up. This commentary provides an overview of the process and uses a case study to illustrate its value as a safety improvement strategy.