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patient safety practice

A systematic health care practice that reduces the likelihood that patients will suffer undesirable side effects from treatment.
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Making health care safer II: An updated critical analysis of the evidence for patient safety practices.
In order to make the patient safety efforts evidence based, AHRQ has done evidence based evaluation (systematic review) of available patient safety practices in order to provide a strong basis for adoption or otherwise of patient safety practices by health care organizations.
The Growth of Partnerships to Support Patient Safety Practice Adoption.
The evidence report defined a patient safety practice as "a type of process or structure whose application reduces the probability of adverse events resulting from exposure to the health care system across a range of diseases and procedures," with an explicit focus on system change.
A cross-sectional survey was employed to explore perceptions of patient safety practices in hospitals.
Swedish Medical Center went a step further to embed a core set of patient safety practices into each simulation.
Teach-back should be used by health care professionals because "asking that patients recall and restate what they have been told" is one of 11 top patient safety practices based on the strength of scientific evidence (AHRQ, 2001, p.
In all cases, nursing needs to make changes within their control and advocate for sound patient safety practices.
Participants will be encouraged to share their successful health care quality improvement and patient safety practices.
Finally, researchers have called for efforts--both organizational and professional--to support nurses engaging in research projects that advance patient safety practices in clinical settings (Jeffs et al.
Gibbs VC 2005 Patient safety practices in the operating rooms: correct site surgery and nothing left behind Surgical Clinics of North America 85 1307-19
Sorbero and colleagues conclude that patient safety projects funded by AHRQ have the potential to make substantial contributions to the knowledge base on patient safety practices, and that the full value to be derived from the new knowledge will come when the project results are aggregated into common themes and their collective evidence on tested practices is judged.

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