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Uhlig P, Raboin WE. Overland Park, KS: Oak Prairie Health Press; 2015. ISBN: 9780991411290.
Journal Article > Study
Weingart SN, Simchowitz B, Kahlert Eng T, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:63-71.
This study combined two approaches widely advocated for improving safety: teamwork training and involving patients in safety efforts. In response to prior research on safety problems in outpatient chemotherapy suites, the investigators implemented a teamwork training intervention with the assistance of patient volunteers. Based on safety principles such as situational awareness and closed-loop communication, the intervention focused on encouraging patients to ask specific questions regarding their care. Patients who were aware of the program reported that they changed their behaviors as a result. This is one of the first studies to report on engaging patients in a teamwork intervention.
Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Leonhardt K, Bonin K, Pagel P. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; April 2008. AHRQ Publication Nos. 080048.
This AHRQ-funded toolkit outlines how one Midwestern hospital system successfully implemented a patient advisory council. A companion toolkit illustrates how the council worked with the hospital to develop and implement a medication list initiative.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Hammond C. BBC News Health Check. July 22, 2015.
The aviation industry represents the gold standard for safety that health care has been working toward. This audio news segment provides insights from psychologists and pilots regarding safety achievements in aviation and how they might be applied in health care to reduce hierarchy, enable raising concerns, and use simulation to design efforts that address human error.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. February 16, 2015.
Maminta J. News 8 WTNH. February 3, 2012.
This news video highlights one hospital's effort to improve teamwork and communication in surgery to prevent errors.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 21, 2011:E1.
PBS News Hour. April 12, 2011.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. March 28, 2011.
This newspaper article discusses how combining best practices in teamwork, simulation, and communication can improve patient safety during obstetric emergencies.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
This collaborative venture seeks to improve opioid medication safety by providing information to patients, providers, and pharmacists.
Kalb C. Newsweek. Oct 4, 2010;156:48.
This news piece describes adjustments made in medical training to enable safe, team-oriented practice during residency.
Chen PW. New York Times. January 28, 2010.
This newspaper column explains how simulation training is being integrated into medical education to help clinical teams improve their skills and ensure patient safety.
Price M. Monitor. January 2010;41:50.
This feature article explains how cognitive errors contribute to medical mistakes and describes ways to lessen their occurrence.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. February 18, 2009:D1.
This newspaper article discusses increasing concerns over potential burn injuries in the hospital setting and reports on efforts to raise awareness of the dangers and promote preventative measures.
Tarkan L. New York Times. December 1, 2008;Science Desk:1.
This newspaper article discusses how disruptive physician behavior affects patient safety and describes policy and organizational efforts to curtail such conduct and foster a cooperative work environment.
Kowalczyk L. The Boston Globe. August 10, 2008;Metro section:1A.
This article describes how physician outbursts can affect patient safety and discusses a new Joint Commission policy that supports actions against providers who engage in disruptive behavior.
Bohan S. Oakland Tribune. January 27, 2007.
This article describes how simulators are being used by hospitals to train medical teams on effective communication and teamwork.
Wisc Med J. 2006:105;1-86.
This special issue includes articles on programs and initiatives to improve the safety of health care. It also includes proceedings from a 2006 Wisconsin conference on patient safety.
Grant > Government Resource
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; June 2008.
This announcement describes the 19 projects funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2006 that studies the potential of simulation to improve patient safety.
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.