Patient Safety

A Case-Based Comprehensive Guide

  • Abha Agrawal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dea M. Hughes
      Pages 3-18
    3. Joseph Conigliaro
      Pages 19-33
    4. Mei-Sing Ong, Enrico Coiera
      Pages 35-51
    5. Jeanne M. Farnan, Vineet M. Arora
      Pages 53-68
    6. Ken Ong, Regina Cregin
      Pages 69-86
    7. Erin A. Egan
      Pages 87-100
  3. Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Mei Kong, Abdul Mondul
      Pages 103-114
    3. Robert J. Weber, Susan Moffatt-Bruce
      Pages 115-127
    4. Verna C. Gibbs
      Pages 129-143
    5. Patricia Ann O’Neill, Eric N. Klein
      Pages 145-159
    6. Barbara Rabin Fastman, Harold S. Kaplan
      Pages 161-178
    7. Ethan D. Fried
      Pages 179-195
    8. Cynthia J. Brown, Rebecca S. (Suzie) Miltner
      Pages 197-210
    9. Grace M. Blaney, Monica Santoro
      Pages 211-230
    10. Satid Thammasitboon, Supat Thammasitboon, Geeta Singhal
      Pages 231-245
  4. Special Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Erin Stucky Fisher
      Pages 249-262
    3. Alan Kantor, Stephen Waite
      Pages 263-279
    4. Brian Bush, Rebecca S. Twersky
      Pages 281-293
    5. Renuka Ananthamoorthy, Robert J. Berding
      Pages 295-310
    6. Urmimala Sarkar
      Pages 311-325
  5. Organizational Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Bryan A. Liang, Kimberly M. Lovett
      Pages 329-340
    3. Alberta T. Pedroja
      Pages 341-353
    4. Susan D. Scott, Kristin Hahn-Cover
      Pages 355-366
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-394

About this book


Despite the evolution and growing awareness of patient safety, many medical professionals are not a part of this important conversation.  Clinicians often believe they are too busy taking care of patients to adopt and implement patient safety initiatives and that acknowledging medical errors is an affront to their skills.

Patient Safety provides clinicians with a better understanding of the prevalence, causes and solutions for medical errors; bringing best practice principles to the bedside.  Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds, each chapter features an analysis of clinical cases based on the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodology, along with case-based discussions on various patient safety topics.  The systems and processes outlined in the book are general and broadly applicable to institutions of all sizes and structures.

 The core ethic of medical professionals is to “do no harm”.  Patient Safety is a comprehensive resource for physicians, nurses and students, as well as healthcare leaders and administrators for identifying, solving and preventing medical error.

Editors and affiliations

  • Abha Agrawal
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian American HospitalChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7418-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7419-7
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