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Search results for "United Kingdom"
Vosper H, Lim R, Knight C, Bowie P, Edwards B, Hignett S; CIEHF Pharmaceutical Human Factors Special Interest Group. Clinical Pharmacist. 2018;10(2).
Traditionally, efforts to reduce medical errors have focused on modifying individual behavior rather than systems. This article reviews the use of systems thinking models to address failure and discusses how small problems can combine into organizational failure. The authors suggest that the health care workforce develop human factors engineering competencies to achieve improvements.
Middleton J, ed. Nursing Times and Health Service Journal. July 2015:s1-s20.
Jaffe E. Fast Company. November 11, 2013.
This article reports on a British initiative that studied health care processes for the purpose of designing devices to prevent medical errors.
Wright J. Nursing Times. 2013;109:11-14.
This record review study found that omitted doses of antimicrobial medications occur frequently in hospital settings in the United Kingdom.
Mangnall J. Nurs Stand. 2012;26:49-56.
This commentary discusses the patient safety ramifications of continence care.
Conroy-Smith E, Herring R, Caldwell G. Clin Teach. 2011;8:75-78.
This article describes how a rounds-based medication chart review initiative was implemented to educate physicians and medical students on medication safety behaviors.
Nursing Times. April 1, 2011.
This news article discusses medication safety risks for hospitalized diabetes patients.
Crocker C. Nurs Times. 2009 Nov 24;105:12-15.
This article tracks the care of a United Kingdom National Health Service patient and identifies several areas for process improvement to ensure safe medication delivery.
Lamont T, Scarpello J. BMJ. 2009;339:b4489.
This news item discusses "rapid response reports," a National Patient Safety Agency initiative to alert practitioners about reported patient safety incidents.
Hawkes N. BMJ. 2009;338:b2286.
This news article summarizes a conference that educated new physicians about medical errors and encouraged them to participate in safety improvement efforts.
Carlowe J. Nursing Times. April 28, 2009.
This article focuses on the National Health Service's interest in patient safety in general practice settings and efforts to expand research in this area.
Gould M. Health Service Journal. September 15, 2008:22-24.
This article describes the state of general practitioner incident reporting in the United Kingdom.
Sower VE, Duffy JA, Kohers G. American Society for Quality. August 2008.
This article describes the application of Formula One pit stop techniques to improving hand-off systems within a health care setting in the context of one British hospital's research on teamwork in Formula One pit crews.
Morris S. Guardian. February 13, 2007.
This story reports on an investigation into the death of an infant after heart surgery.
Gledhill V. The Evening Chronicle. January 25, 2007;News section:9.
This article reports on a patient death caused by medical omission and the communication failures that occurred with both the family and regulatory body after the incident.
Naik G. Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2006:A1. [reprinted on Post-gazette.com].
This story describes how hospitals in the United Kingdom have incorporated teamwork principles used by auto racing pit crews to improve patient safety during handoffs.
Feinmann J. The Independent. November 14, 2006.
This article reports on a husband's investigation into his wife's death following a routine surgery and his subsequent efforts to bring human factors training to National Health Service hospitals.
BBC News. August 11, 2006.
This story reports findings from the UK Healthcare Commission's assessment of medication error in the National Health Service. The story is accompanied by an audiovisual news report.
Gulati G. Saferhealthcare. July 4, 2006.
The investigators asked National Health Service consultants and house officers what they would consider an ideal handoff in psychiatric care. They found that practitioners preferred written and/or face-to-face handoffs.
Oakeshott I. The Sunday Times. June 18, 2006.
This article reports on incidents of wrong drug and wrong route administration of epidurals in the United Kingdom's National Health Service.