Understanding patient safety culture, part 1.

August 29, 2011

Source: J Perianesthesia Nursing Volume 26 Issue 3 pp170-2

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This is the first in a series exploring factors influencing patient safety in healthcare. The impact of the working environment on nurses’ perceptions of patient safety and the concept of a culture of patient safety are discussed.

Length of publication: 3 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: British Nursing Index Database from NHS Evidence

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Creating safety by strengthening clinicians’ capacity for reflexivity

May 28, 2011

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety  Volume 20 Issue 4 pp83-86

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The article looks at two techniques which will help clinicians look reflectively at what they do to highlight areas of where a change of practice can improve safety.  These two techniques include filming real-time clinical practice and asking clinician’s feedback on their own footage, and reflection on the questions asked by patients, carers and family.

Length of publication: 3 pages

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: NHS Institute Alert from the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement


Can teaching medical students to investigate medication errors change their attitudes towards patient safety?

May 28, 2011

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety  2011;20:319-325

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article considers if giving medical students a basic knowledge of common medication errors before they start to see patients in hospital can reduce the chance of them making mistakes. The study was  carried out during a paediatric rotation at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management


Best practice in the management of epidural analgesia in the hospital setting

January 28, 2011

Source: NHS Evidence Health Management

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: These guidelines look at best practice in the use of epidural analgesia within hospitals.  The main subjects focused on are continuous influsions, intermittent top-up injections and patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA).  They also look at the features of epidural pain management services.

Length of publication: 15 pages


QIPP: Patient safety will drive cash savings

July 22, 2010

Source:  http://www.healthexec.tv

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Date of publication:  July 2010

Publication type:  Interview

In a nutshell:  An interview with Maxine Power, National Improvement Lead for Quality and Efficiency who explains how the Department of Health is putting safety at the centre of improvement programmes by  engaging with 100 boards, thereby making savings which can be reinvested into patient care.

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How implementing the surgical safety checklist improved staff teamwork in theatre

June 9, 2010

Source:  Nursing Times, 26 March 2010

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Date of publication:  March 2010

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article is about the experience of Guys’ and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust in implementing a surgical safety checklist published by WHO.

Length of publication: Webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgements:  WHO.  Link here to access the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist


What every healthcare board needs to understand about patient safety

June 9, 2010

Source: A report from the Good Governance Institute by Andrew Corbett-Nolan and Jonathan Hazan

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Date of publication:  February 2010

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell: This report considers many issues that contribute to improving the governance of healthcare organisations.

Length of publication:  20 pages

Published by:  Good Governance Institute