Description of Practical Patient Safety
Following recent high profile cases of surgical error in the Uk and USA, patient safety has become a key issue in healthcare, now placed at the heart of junior doctor’s training. Errors made by doctors are very similar to those made in other high risk organizations, such as aviation, nuclear and petrochemical industries. Practical Patient Safety aims to demonstrate how core principles of safety from these industries can be applied in surgical and medical practice, in particular through training for health care professionals and healthcare managers.
While theoretical aspects of risk management form the backdrop, the book focuses on key techniques and principles of patient safety in a practical way, giving the reader practical advice on how to avoid personal errors, and more importantly, how to start patient safety training within his or her department or hospital.
About the Author
John Reynard is a consultant urological surgeon in the Nuffield Department of Surgery in Oxford and an honorary consultant urologist to the National Spinal Injury Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He read physiological sciences at Lady Margaret Hall in Oxford and competed his clinical studies at the London Hospital Medical College, qualifying in 1987.