Vol. 12 Special Issue | Patient Safety Papers

 

Editorial

G. Ross Baker

 

Perspectives

 

Identifying Risks

Effect of Ambient Workload in the Intensive Care Unit on Mortality and Time to Discharge Alive

Scot A. Mountain, S. Morad Hameed, Najib T. Ayas, Monica Norena, Dean R. Chittock, Hubert Wong and Peter Dodek

 

Computed Tomography Radiation Dose: A Primer for Administrators

David A. Leswick, Chance S. Dumaine, Nida S. Syed and Derek A. Fladeland

 

Safety of Discharge of Seniors from the Emergency Department to the Community

Jane McCusker, Danièle Roberge, Alain Vadeboncoeur and Josée Verdon

 

Impact of Adverse Events on Hospital Disposition in Community-Dwelling Seniors Admitted to Acute Care

Stacy Ackroyd-Stolarz, Judith Read Guernsey, Neil J. MacKinnon and George Kovacs

 

Identification of Safety Outcomes for Canadian Home Care Clients: Evidence from the Resident Assessment Instrument - Home Care reporting system concerning emergency room visits

Diane M. Doran, John Hirdes, Jeff Poss, Micaela Jantzi, Régis Blais, G. Ross Baker and Jennie Pickard

 

Ensuring the Safety of Health Information Systems: Using Heuristics for Patient Safety

Christopher J. Carvalho, Elizabeth M. Borycki and Andre Kushniruk

 

Self-Reported Medical Errors in Seven Countries: Implications for Canada

Joshua O'Hagan, Neil J. MacKinnon, David Persaud and Holly Etchegary

 

Falls among Top Reasons for Transfers from Continuing Care to Acute Care Hospitals in Canada

Raymond Przybysz, Heather Dawson and Kira Leeb

 

Designing Safer Systems

Human Factors Perspectives on a Systemic Approach to Ensuring a Safer Medication Delivery Process

Joseph A. Cafazzo, Patricia Trbovich, Andrea Cassano-Piche, Anjum Chagpar, Peter G. Rossos, Kim J. Vicente and Anthony C. Easty

 

Building Clinical and Organizational Resilience to Reconcile Safety Threats, Tensions and Trade-Offs: Insights from Theory and Evidence

Lianne Jeffs, Deborah Tregunno, Kathleen MacMillan and Sherry Espin

 

Looking Ahead: The Use of Prospective Analysis to Improve the Quality and Safety of Care

Beverley Tezak, Carol Anderson, Annette Down, Helen Gibson, Brenda Lynn, Shelley McKinney, Christena Selby and Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann

 

Enhancing Transfusion Safety with an Innovative Bar-Code-Based Tracking System

Ryan W. Askeland, Steve P. McGrane, Dan R. Reifert and John D. Kemp

 

Toward an Integrated Simulation Approach for Predicting and Preventing Technology-Induced Errors in Healthcare: Implications for Healthcare Decision-Makers

Elizabeth M. Borycki, Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Keay, James Nicoll, James Anderson and Marilyn Anderson

 

Home Care Safety Perspectives from Clients, Family Members, Caregivers and Paid Providers

Ariella Lang, Marilyn Macdonald, Jan Storch, Kari Elliott, Lynn Stevenson, Helene Lacroix, Susan Donaldson, Serena Corsini-Munt, Farraminah Francis and Cherie Geering Curry

 

Implementing Safety Solutions

Implementation of Admission Medication Reconciliation at Two Academic Health Sciences Centres: Challenges and Success Factors

Edward Etchells, Anne Matlow, Maitreya Coffey, Patricia Cornish and Tessie Koonthanam

 

Hand Hygiene: Seeing Is Believing

Cynthia Plante-Jenkins and Florentina Belu

 

Improving Communication of Critical Test Results in a Pediatric Academic Setting: Key Lessons in Achieving and Sustaining Positive Outcomes

Cheryl Jackson, Maureen MacDonald, Michael Anderson, Polly Stevens, Philip Gordon and Ronald Laxer

 

Role of Champions in the Implementation of Patient Safety Practice Change

Stephanie Soo, Whitney Berta and G. Ross Baker

 

Compliance with a Pediatric Clinical Practice Guideline for Intravenous Fluid and Electrolyte Administration

Amanda Hurdowar, Lynn Urmson, Desmond Bohn, Denis Geary, Ronald Laxer and Polly Stevens

 

"Nurses Don't Hate Change" - Survey of nurses in a neonatal intensive care unit regarding the implementation, use and effectiveness of a bar code medication administration system

Frank H. Morriss Jr., Paul W. Abramowitz, Lee Carmen and Anne B. Wallis

 

Creating Safety Learning Systems

Medical Safety and Community Practice: Necessary Elements and Barriers to Implement a Safety Learning System

Maeve O'Beirne and Pam D. Sterling

 

Establishing a Provincial Patient Safety and Learning System: Pilot Project Results and Lessons Learned

Doug Cochrane, Annemarie Taylor, Georgene Miller, Valoria Hait, Irene Matsui, Manish Bharadwaj and Patrick Devine

 

Categorizing Errors and Adverse Events for Learning: A Provider Perspective

Liane R. Ginsburg, You-Ta Chuang, Julia Richardson, Peter G. Norton, Whitney Berta, Deborah Tregunno and Peggy Ng

 

TOCSIN: A Proposed Dashboard of Indicators to Control Healthcare-Associated Infections

Régis Blais, François Champagne and Louise Rousseau

 

Understanding Decision-Making in Healthcare and the Law

Decision-Making in Healthcare and the Law: An Introduction

Jan M. Davies, Sharon Caughey and Pat Croskerry

 

Context Is Everything or How Could I Have Been That Stupid?

Pat Croskerry

 

Nurses' Decisions, Irreducible Uncertainty and Maximizing Nurses' Contribution to Patient Safety

Carl Thompson and Huiqin Yang

 

Shared Decision-Making

William Godolphin

 

Thinking about Thinking: Implications for Patient Safety

Kathryn Montgomery

 

Healthcare and the Law: A View from the Bar

John Martland

 

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