Diagnosing and Preventing Adverse and Sentinel Events
John Robert Dew, Meri E. Curtis
HCPro / Opus
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The pressure to prevent sentinel and adverse events and medical errors in the healthcare industry has never been more intense.
This one-of-a-kind resource will prove to be a critical tool in your own efforts to prevent errors. Diagnosing and Preventing Adverse and Sentinel Events will help you to understand the underlying causes of adverse events and assess your systems and policies to pinpoint potential sources of errors.
What's different about this guidebook? While other resources discuss how to take a reactive approach to errors prevention by teaching you how to analyze what caused adverse events, this resource takes a proactive approach that focuses on evaluating your organization's systems to identify flaws that pose potential risk for an adverse event.
Diagnosing and Preventing Adverse and Sentinel Events shows you how to eliminate the risk of adverse events by
- Assessing work processes
- Evaluating and modifying policies and procedures
- Educating and training staff
- Establishing effective managerial practices throughout your organization
- Identifying and changing negative environmental or cultural aspects
What's more, Diagnosing and Preventing Adverse and Sentinel Events goes beyond sentinel events to cover all adverse events and sources of errors. HCPro is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality healthcare management resources available. Our products and services keep you informed of the latest regulations and standards, provide insightful examples and advice from industry experts, and offer practical and effective solutions so that you can do your job better.
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