Patient safety

Journals library

Introduction

The Journals library provides online access to selected abstracts related to Patient Safety, from 14 scientific journals.

Articles

Blood safety

Hepatitis C virus in blood donation

Allain JP. Lancet. 2005 Jan 22;365(9456):276-8. No abstract available.
PMID: 15664206 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Education, training, simulation

Human patient simulation: teaching students to provide safe care

Henneman EA, Cunningham H, Roche JP, Curnin ME Nurse Educ. 2007 Sep-Oct;32(5):212-7

Simulation-based medical error disclosure training for pediatric healthcare professionals

Wayman KI, Yaeger KA, Sharek PJ, et al. J Healthc Qual. 2007 Jul-Aug;29(4):12-9.

General

Workforce perceptions of hospital safety culture: development and validation of the patient safety climate in healthcare organizations survey

Singer S, Meterko M, Baker L, Gaba D, Falwell A, Rosen A., Health Serv Res. 2007 Oct;42(5)

Infection control

Nature of Human Error: Implications for Surgical Practice

Alfred Cuschieri Ann Surg. 2006 November; 244(5): 642–648. doi: 10.1097/01.sla.0000243601.36582.18. PMCID: 1856596

Information technology

Lesson of the Week: Information technology cannot guarantee patient safety

Saskia N de Wildt, Ron Verzijden, John N van den Anker, and Matthijs de Hoog BMJ. 2007 April 21; 334(7598): 851–852. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39104.625903.80. PMCID: 1853195)

Injection and immunization safety

Study on the injection practices of health facilities in Jingzhou district, Hubei, China

Yan Y, Zhang G, Chen Y, Zhang A, Guan Y, Ao H.Indian J Med Sci. 2006 Oct;60(10):407-16.

International Classification for Patient Safety (ICPS)

Anatomy of a patient safety event: a pediatric patient safety taxonomy

Wood DM, Johnson J. Holl JL, Mehra M Thomas EJ, Ogata ES, Lannon C Qual Saf Health Care. 2005 Dec;14(6):422-7

Management

International hospital perspectives: Revitalizing health services using the primary health care approach in the African region

Dr L Sambo International Hospital Federation Reference Book 2006/2007, 12-15

Nursing

The clinical nursing competences and their complexity in Belgian general hospitals.

Defloor T, Van Hecke A, Verhaeghe S, Gobert M, Darras E, Grypdonck M. J Adv Nurs. 2006 Dec;56(6):669-78. Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium.

Patient involvement

Patients aren't accurate at detecting medical errors

Janice Hopkins Tanne, BMJ. 2007 May 12; 334(7601): 970–971. doi: 10.1136/bmj.39206.415208.DB. PMCID: 1867906

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Harm: Culture of secrecy must be tackled

Michael V Williams, BMJ. 2007 February 24; 334(7590): 381. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39128.703692.3A. PMCID: 1804177)

Reporting and Learning Systems

Design of a retrospective patient record study on the occurrence of adverse events among patients in Dutch hospitals

Marieke Zegers, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner, Peter P Groenewegen, Roelof Waaijman, and Gerrit van der Wal, BMC Health Serv Res. 2007; 7: 27.( Published online 2007 February 25. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-7-27. ) PMCID: 1810530

Safe surgery

Safety, quality, and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

Khuri SF. Am Surg. 2006 Nov;72(11):994-8; discussion 1021-30, 1133-48. Surgical Service, VA, Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132, USA.

About us

Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Envoy for Patient Safety

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