The Essential Guide for Patient Safety Officers, 2nd Edition

December 2012. 160 pages.

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Foreword by Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle

The Essential Guide for Patient Safety Officers, 2nd Edition, copublished with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is a comprehensive and authoritative repository of essential knowledge on operationalizing patient safety. Patient safety officers must make sure their organizations create a safety culture, implement new safety practices, and improve safety-related management and operations. This updated edition of a JCR best seller, with many new chapters, will help them do that. Edited by Allan Frankel, MD; Michael Leonard, MD; Frank Federico, RPh; Karen Frush, MD; and Carol Haraden, PhD, this book provides:

  • Core knowledge and insights for patient safety leaders, clinicians, change agents, and other staff
  • Strategies and best practices for day-to-day operational issues
  • Patient safety strategies and initiatives
  • Tools, checklists, and guidelines to assess, improve, and monitor patient safety functions
  • Expert guidance on leadership’s role, assessing and improving safety culture, designing for reliability and resilience, ensuring patient involvement, using technology to enhance safety, and building and sustaining a learning system—and other essential topics

The work described in the book reveals growing insight into the complex task of taking care of patients safely as an intrinsic, inseparable part of quality care. To do this we need to create a systematic, integrated approach, and this book shows us how to do it.
—Gary S. Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents



About the Editors

Michael Leonard, MD, is a founder and managing partner of Safe and Reliable Healthcare, an organization that strives to improve patient safety and clinical quality. He is faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Leonard earned his doctor of medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

Allan Frankel, MD, also a managing partner at Safe and Reliable Healthcare and has been faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School for 20 years. Frankel earned his doctor of medicine from Boston University School of Medicine.

Frank Federico, RPh, is vice president and senior safety expert at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He is faculty for the Patient Safety Executive Development Program as well as vice-chair of the Joint Commission Patient Safety Advisory Group.

Karen Frush, BSN, MD, is chief patient safety officer for the Duke University Health System as well as vice president at LifePoint Health. She is an associate professor of the pediatrics and an assistant professor at the Duke University School of Nursing. Frush graduated from the University of Pittsburg School of Nursing and she earned her doctor of medicine from Duke University School of medicine.

Carol Haraden, PhD, is vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She has close to 30 years of experience in health care improvement. She was a consultant at No Bristol Trust, a national health service trust.

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, is CEO of Virginia Mason Health System and is a member of the Board of Directors at the National Patient Safety Foundation. He is chair of the board of directors for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Kaplan is a clinical professor at the University of Washington. He earned his doctor of medicine from the University of Michigan.

About the Authors

  • Doug Bonacum, MBA, is vice president, quality, safety, and resource management at Kaiser Permanente
  • Barbara Balik, RN, EdD, is faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is also a consultant at Pascal Metrics in Washington, DC
  • James Conway, MS, is adjunct faculty at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and principal at Pascal Metrics.
  • Natasha Scott, MSc, is director of scientific instruments, applied science at Pascal Metrics.
  • Sarah Pratt, MPH, is vice president of client services at Pascal Metrics.
  • Andrew P. Knight, PhD, is assistant professor of organizational behavior at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Douglas Salvador, MD, MPH, is associate chief medical officer and patient safety officer at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine
  • Mary Ann Abrams, MD, MPH, works at Iowa Health System in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Gail Nielsen, BSHCA, FAHRA, RTR, is director of learning and innovation leading the Center for Clinical Transformation Iowa Health System and faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Jeffrey P. Brown, Med, is senior cognitive psychologist at Cognitive Systems Engineering Group in Cognitive Solutions Division at Applied Research Associates in Fairborn, Ohio
  • Jackie Tonkel, BSBA, is vice president of Consulting at Pascal Metrics
  • David C. Classen, MD, MS, is chief medical information officer at Pascal Metrics
  • Robert C. Lloyd, PhD, is executive director of performance improvement at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • David Munch, MD, is senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Healthcare Performance Partners, Inc., in Gallatin, Tennessee
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