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- Communication Improvement 5
- Culture of Safety 2
- Education and Training 2
- Error Reporting and Analysis 3
- Human Factors Engineering 2
- Logistical Approaches 3
- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
- Specialization of Care 1
- Teamwork 1
- Technologic Approaches 1
- Device-related Complications 1
- Diagnostic Errors 2
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 6
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation 1
- Identification Errors 1
- Interruptions and distractions 1
- Medication Safety 2
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 2
Search results for "Emergency Departments"
- Newspaper/Magazine Article
- Emergency Departments
Brixey JJ, Robinson DJ, Zhang J, Turley JP. Focus Patient Saf. 2008;11:3-4,5.
This article discusses one hospital's effort to understand how interruptions affect care and to improve processes based on experience from other industries.
Scalise D, Lazar C. Hosp Health Netw. May 2006:80:5,48,2.
The authors discuss the kinds of errors that occur in emergency departments and outline processes for minimizing their occurrence.
Whitehead S. Emergency Medical Services. July 2007.
The author, a paramedic, recounts his experience with an intubation error and discusses patient care errors within the broader context of human error, necessary fallibility, and quality assurance.
Lerner BH. The Washington Post. November 28, 2006:HE01.
The author reviews the legacy of Libby Zion and how her untimely death raised awareness of the impact that resident duty hours and fatigue could have on patient care and quality.
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.
Davis R. USA Today. October 25, 2006.
This article shares stories of missed heart attack diagnoses and is accompanied by an online poll for readers to share their experiences with medical error.
Stout D. New York Times. June 17, 2006;National desk:9.
This article reports on the investigation following the death of New York Times reporter David E. Rosenbaum. The investigation uncovered a range of failures in emergency care and is described in a report available via the link below.
Hua V. San Francisco Chronicle. February 17, 2006:B6.
This article reports on a study conducted by the Discrimination Research Center that found non-English speakers were not connected to a staff member who spoke the language in about half of calls to the emergency department.
Meisel Z. Slate. November 8, 2005.
In this article, an emergency medicine physician describes the work environment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics and why it is prone to error.