Offering a concise yet comprehensive review of current practices in surgery and patient safety, Handbook of Perioperative and Procedural Patient Safety is an up-to date, practical resource for practicing surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, hospital administrators, and surgical office staff. Edited by Drs. Juan A. Sanchez and Robert S. D. Higgins and authored by expert contributors from Johns Hopkins, it provides an expansive look at the scope of the problem, causes of error, minimizing errors, surgical suite and surgical team design, patient experience, and other related topics.
Presents the knowledge and experience of a multidisciplinary team from Johns Hopkins University, which created the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), an approach for improving safety culture and engaging frontline clinicians to identify and mitigate defects in care delivery.
Discusses the scope and prevalence of perioperative harm, causes of error in healthcare, and perioperative never events.
Covers safe practices, cognitive workload and fatigue, and the effects of noise in the OR.
Includes several team-based chapters such as the dynamics of surgical teams, safer perioperative team communication, and the culture of safety.
Consolidates today`s available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.
Preface 1 The Scope and Prevalence of Perioperative Harm 2 The Science of Human Error 3 Systems Thinking in the Operating Room 4 Resilience, Brittleness, And the Law of Stretched Systems 5 Dynamics of Surgical Teams 6 Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Operating Room 7 The High Reliability Operating Room 8 Culture and climate of Safety 9 Structured Perioperative Team Communication 10 Occupational wellness and resilience for surgical teams 11 The Patient Experience 12 Preoperative Preparation of the Patient 13 Safe Anesthesia and Procedural Sedation 14 Identifying and learning from Causal Factors of Errors 15 Perioperative Medication Practices 16 Healthcare-Associated Infections 17 Redesigning the Operating Room for Safety 18 Role of Technology and Medical Devices 18 Role of Technology and medical device development 19 ERAS-Enhanced recovery after surgery 20 Surgical Safety & Racial,Ethnic, and Cultural Disparities 21 Operating Room Hazards 21 Failure to Rescue and Failure to Perceive Deterioration 21 Cognitive Workload, Distractions, and Fatigue 21 Age-Specific Considerations in Perioperative Safety 21 Patient Identification Errors 23 Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in the O.R.