“To Err is Human”, said the 1999 landmark report published by the Institute of Medicine. The report that highlighted tragic numbers of injury and harm, the wide reaching nature of this problem, and areas of need to reverse this growing trend was also a call to action. Today, health care professionals recognize the importance of patient safety education across many disciplines.
Based on an interprofessional course designed by faculty in bioethics, business, dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work, Foundations in Patient Safety for Health Professionals is ideal as a basic introductory text on patient safety and health care quality improvement for graduate and undergraduate courses across the health professions, nursing, and health administration.
- A patient-centered approach within a practice-based context.
- Authors representing many of the professions providing health care, supply a realistic integration of interprofessional expertise that is essential to application of patient safety principles.
- Personal and professional stories and case studies directly related to patient safety illustrate application of safety principles to aide student learning.
- Concepts of safe systems serve as an overarching principle to the field of patient safety.
- Instructor resources include an Instructor Manual and Sample Syllabus.
Table of Contents
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
About the Author(s)
Kimberly A. Galt, RPh, PharmD, PhD, FASHP - Professor of Pharmacy
Practice & Associate Dean for Research, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions,
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.