Responding to concerns

February 24, 2016

Source:  Health Education England

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Date of publication: January 2016

Publication type:  Video

In a nutshell:  ‘Responding to Concerns’, is a new educational film developed by Health Education England that aims to improve patient safety. Developed with input from patient safety experts, including our raising concerns network, the film aims to equip staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to adequately and safely respond to patient safety concerns.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Improving health care quality and safety: the role of collective learning

December 23, 2015

SourceDove Press 2015/7 pp. 91—107

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Date of publication:  November 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Despite decades of effort to improve quality and safety in health care, this goal feels increasingly elusive. Successful examples of improvement are infrequently replicated. This scoping review synthesizes 76 empirical or conceptual studies (out of 1208 originally screened) addressing learning in quality or safety improvement, that were published in selected health care and management journals between January 2000 and December 2014 to deepen understanding of the role that collective learning plays in quality and safety improvement. The review highlights the importance of leadership in both promoting a supportive learning environment and implementing learning processes.

Length of publication:   17 pages


Ensuring patient safety blood transfusion

April 26, 2013

Source:  Nurs Times Vol/iss 109/4 pp. 22-3.

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Date of publication:  January-February 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This paper discusses the fact that blood transfusion is a common procedure, that it carries a degree of risk, and that avoidable mistakes can result in serious or fatal consequences. Adverse events are largely associated with human error so current knowledge and skills of the blood grouping system and compatibility, and the ability to identify, respond to and report reactions, are essential for patient safety. An online Nursing Times Learning unit on safe blood transfusion is being launched soon.

Length of Publication:  2 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.


A patient safety curriculum for medical residents based on the perspectives

August 29, 2011

Source: Journal of Patient Safety  Vol 7 Iss 2 pp99-105

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article looks the development of a patient safety course for medical residents.  These are based on the perspectives of the residents themselves and their supervisors.  The perspectives were taken from questionnaires and the results were analysed.

Length of publication:  7 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.