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Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals

Author(s): Kimberly A. Galt, RPh, PharmD, PhD, FASHP, Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Associate Dean for Research, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University
Karen A. Paschal, PT, DPT, MS, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763763381
  • ISBN-10:0763763381
  • Paperback    250 pages      © 2011
Price: $112.95 US List
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Covering a wide range of health care disciplines, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is a practical, comprehensive guide to creating a culture of safety in health care settings.  Developed by faculty members in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, this introductory textbook presents the history of safety and the core concepts of patient safety.

This important resource features a patient-centered approach within a practice-based context. Written in a straightforward style, it uses personal and professional stories to illustrate the application of safety principles. Modules and case-based exercises help students learn the importance of safety best practices and quality improvements. Practicing health care professionals will also find this book to be a valuable resource.

Instructor Resources: Instructor's Manual and Sample Syllabus
 

Features & Benefits

  • A comprehensive guide to establishing an effective patient safety culture
  • Based on an interprofessional course on the foundations of patient safety
  • Presents the background and need for safety improvement
  • Prepares students to incorporate safety principles in their own health care practice
  • Illustrates safety principles with enlightening personal and professional stories
Preface  
Chapter  1  Key Concepts in Patient Safety
Chapter  2  Keeping the Patient Safe
Chapter  3  Safety Improvement is in Professional Practice
Chapter  4  Safety Improvement Is in Systems
Chapter  5  Safety Improvement Is Achieved within Organizations
Chapter  6  Culture of Safety in Health Care Settings
Chapter  7  Why Things Go Wrong
Chapter  8  What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Chapter  9  Safe Patient Care Systems
Chapter  10  The Use of Evidence to Improve Safety
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Kimberly A. Galt, RPh, PharmD, PhD, FASHP-Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Associate Dean for Research, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University

Kimberly A. Galt, PharmD, is Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Creighton Health Services Research Program (CHRP), at the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University

Karen A. Paschal, PT, DPT, MS-Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University

Karen Paschal is Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University.
  • "Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is a great resource for teaching health care professionals who need to know how to find the best practices for “when things go wrong”.  This text teaches students how to address health care delivery from the point of view of the patient, for the patient’s safety. This book is a must-read for all sectors of the health care industry.

    The passion and expertise of this set of Creighton faculty show through in this text. I applaud each member for their drive to turn their personal stories into a teaching opportunity that could change how health care services are delivered in our country. "

    —Dennis Berens, Director, Nebraska Office of Rural Health, President, National Rural Health Association

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763763381

Instructor Manual
Syllabus
$242.95

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