Innovating for Patient Safety in Medicine

Innovating for Patient Safety in Medicine

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This book helps the next generation of doctors understand how to contribute to making healthcare safer. Patient safety is increasingly important in medical practice today and is becoming a core part of training for medical students and foundation doctors. This book will enable the student or junior doctor to challenge and innovate in practice to improve patient safety and care. It takes a practical approach and explores what patient safety is, why it is important, how to involve patients, the role of education, technology and resources, how to be an innovative practitioner and measuring the impact of patient safety initiatives.More information about selecting appropriate measures is given in Chapter 7. Identifying innovations Tool 4: Fishbone diagram The fishbone diagram is a graphic tool used to explore and display all the factors that may influence, or cause, anbsp;...

Title:Innovating for Patient Safety in Medicine
Author:Rebecca Lawton, Gerry Armitage
Publisher:SAGE - 2012-07-31


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