This book provides readers with a foundation of theoretical knowledge regarding patient safety as well as evidence-based strategies for preventing errors in various clinical settings. The authors; goal is to help clinicians and administrators gain the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe patient practices in their organizations.
Key topics include: An overview of evidence-based best practices for patient safety; clear explanation of important patient safety policies and legislation; innovative uses of technology such as computerized provider order entry, bar-coding medications, and computerized clinical decision support systems; and more.
Constructed in three parts: risk factors, prevention strategies, and future research directions. Coverage includes epidemiology, critical appraisal of the roles of exercise, environment, footwear, and medication, evidence-based risk assessment, and targeted and individually tailored falls-prevention strategies.