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Books & Videos in the Health Sciences Library

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Beyond Blame (DVD)
Call Number: Media QZ 42 B573 1997
This insightful & important program introduces you to "Just Culture", a way of thinking that fixes problems rather than assigning blame. This video is a must for all who are responsible for patient care. Produced by Bridge Medical, the award-winning "Beyond Blame" describes in detail how medication errors affect practitioners and patients alike. The 10 minute documentary features case histories of a pharmacist, nurse, and physician who were involved in a fatal medication error. (9 minutes)

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Implementation Guide to the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards - Susan Gallagher
Call Number: WY 100.2 G162 2013
ISBN: 9781558105300
This ANA guide provides step-by-step methods to implement all eight Safe Patient Handling and Mobility standards.

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Keeping Patients Safe: transforming the work environment of nurses. - Institute of Medicine
Call Number: WX 185 K26c 2004

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Patient Safety Pocket Guide - Joint Commission Resources
Call Number: WX 39 P385 2012
ISBN: 9781599407081
3rd edition

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Patient Safety: Principles and Practice - Jacqueline Fowler Byers
Call Number: W 84.7 P2978 2004

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Problems and Prevention: Chest Tube Insertion: Findings from a Video Task Analysis of Multiple Emergency and Elective Procedures (DVD) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Call Number: Media WF 980 P962 2006
Demonstrates how to insert a chest tube correctly and avoid common mistakes relating to sterile technique, inadequate anaesthesia, incorrect insertion, and inadequate self protection. (11 minutes)

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Ready, Set, Patient Safety! Questions, Games, and Other Strategies to Prepare Your Staff - Candace J. Hamner
Call Number: WX 39 R287 2007
2nd edition

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Safe Patient Handling and Mobility: Interprofessional Nursing Standards - American Nurses Association
Call Number: WY 100.2 A512s 2013
ISBN: 9781558105195
ANA's new breakthrough guide will help to prevent injuries and protect nurses and other healthcare workers. The guide contains eight overarching safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) standards.

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Staff Education Tools for the National Patient Safety Goals - Joint Commission
Call Number: W 84AA1 S779 2008

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The Essential Guide for Patient Safety Officers - Joint Commission Resources
Call Number: WX 185 E78g 2013
ISBN: 9781599407036
2nd edition

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The Faces of Medical Error...From Tears to Transparency: The Story of Lewis Blackman (DVD)
Call Number: WX 153 F138 2009
(On Reserve)
Lewis Blackman was a boy who entered a well-respected hospital for a "low-risk" surgical procedure but ended up dying. (Time:57 minutes)

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The Josie King Story (DVD) - Sorrel King (told by)
Call Number: Media WS 100 J83 2007
A mother shares the story about her 18-month-old daughter who died at Johns Hopkins due to medical mistakes. (Time: 14 minutes)

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To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System - Linda T. Kohn, et al, editors (Institute of Medicine)
Call Number: WB 100 T627 2000

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Transforming Hospitals: Designing for Safety and Quality (DVD) - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Call Number: Media WX 140 T772 2007
Presents an overview of best practices for evidence-based hospital design with case studies of hospitals that have incorporated such design practices in new construction or renovations. (49 minutes)

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Understanding Patient Safety - Robert m. Wachter
Call Number: WB 100 W114 2008

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Whack-a-Mole: the Price We Pay for Expecting Perfection - David Marx
Call Number: WA 250 M392w 2009
ISBN: 9780615283074

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