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Quality and Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care


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Part I. Scientific Foundations 1. Patient Safety: A Brief History 2. Cognitive Load Theory and Patient Safety 3. Errors and Violations 4. The Human-Technology Interface 5. Deliberate Practice and Acquisition of Expertise 6. Fatigue 7. Situational Awareness 8. Creating a Culture of Safety Part II. Clinical Applications 9. Adverse Event Prevention and Management 10. Complex Systems and Approaches to Quality Improvement 11. Crisis Resource Management and Patient Safety in Anesthesia Practice 12. Quality in Medical Education 13. Regulating Quality 14. Creating a Quality Management Program 15. Health Information Technology Use for Quality Assurance and Improvement 16. Safety in Remote Locations 17. Medication Safety 18. Operating Room Fires and Electrical Safety 19. Disruptive Behavior: The Imperative for Awareness and Action 20. Managing Adverse Events: The Aftermath and The Second Victim Effect

About the Author

Keith J. Ruskin is a Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Marjorie P. Stiegler is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Stanley H. Rosenbaum is a Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.


"Quality and Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care is a superb introductory text to this topic for residents or fellows with a special interest in this area, anesthesiologists who may be charged with leading all or certain aspects of quality and safety in the operating room and nonoperating room anesthesia locations (eg, endoscopy), and hospital administrators wishing to develop new ways to train their workforce."-International Anesthesia Research Society "This book covers many subjects that are essential to any anaesthetist interested in improving the care of their patients." -- Sam Wong, The Australian Pain Society Newsletter 37(5)

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