Quality and Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Quality and Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Keith J. Ruskin, Marjorie P. Stiegler, and Stanley H. Rosenbaum

Print publication date: Sep 2016

ISBN: 9780199366149

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Quality and Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care offers practical suggestions for improving both quality of care and patient safety in the perioperative setting. The book is divided into two parts: the first on clinical foundations and the second on practical applications, and the chapters emphasize strategies that support reform at all levels, from operating room practices to institutional procedures. Written by leading experts in their fields, chapters are based on accepted safety, human performance, and quality management science, and they illustrate the benefits of collaboration between medical professionals and human factors experts. The book highlights concepts such as situation awareness, staff resource management, threat and error management, checklists, explicit practices for monitoring, and safety culture. Quality and Safety in Anesthesia and Perioperative Care is a must-have resource for those preparing for the quality and safety questions on the American Board of Anesthesiology certification examinations, as well as clinicians and trainees in all practice settings.