Identifying and categorising patient safety hazards in cardiovascular operating rooms using an interdisciplinary approach: a multisite study

December 3, 2012

Source:  BMJ Quality & Safety, vol./is. 21/10 pp. 810-8

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication:  October 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The evidence base describing safety hazards in the cardiovascular operating room is weak, but essential to guide future safety improvement efforts. The aim of this paper was to identify and categorise hazards (anything that has the potential to cause a preventable adverse patient safety event) in the cardiovascular operating room. The future focus should be on creating a stronger culture of safety, increasing compliance with evidence-based infection control practices and improving communication and teamwork.

Length of Publication:  9 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.

Advertisements

Understanding patient safety culture, part 1.

August 29, 2011

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

Follow this link for abstract

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


Use of Patient Safety Culture – instruments and recommendations

June 9, 2010

Source:  European Union Network for Patient Safety

For full report click here

Date of publication:  March 2010

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  A report into the culture of patient safety through a survey carried out by EU member states.

Length of publication:  35 pages