Publication Year: 2016
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Fondahn, Emily; Lane, Michael; Vannucci, Andrea; De Fer, Thomas M.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 84
Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual® of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement covers essential information in every area of this complex field.
With a focus on improving systems and processes, preventing errors, and promoting transparency, this practical reference provides an overview of PS/QI fundamentals, as well as insight into how these principles apply to a variety of clinical settings. Part of the popular Washington Manual® series, this unique volume provides the knowledge and skills necessary for an effective, proactive approach to patient safety and quality improvement.
- Addresses PS/QI in various clinical settings and with specific populations, including radiology, emergency room, surgery, ambulatory, pediatrics, and psychiatry.
- Introduces models, measurements, and tools to assess patient safety and quality improvement
- Discusses medical errors, how to respond to adverse events, and potential solutions.
- Begins each chapter with a clinical vignette and discussion questions, and offers additional resources for further reading.
- Shares the expertise of faculty members from multiple departments at Washington University in St. Louis, ideal for health care providers at all levels of experience.