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Carey, Jan - - 2009
Guerrero-Yaneza, Normie - - 2009
Todd, Philippa - - 2009
Finnie, Nicolo - - 2009
Carey, Shona - - 2009
McLardy, Elaine - - 2009
Hughes, Chris - - 2009
Gordon, Suzanne - - 2009
Wilson, Iain - - 2009
Of the more than 230 million patients who undergo surgery each year, 7 million suffer a disabling complication, and one million die (Weiser 2008). These numbers are substantial, and through the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, the issues surrounding safe surgery are at last receiving attention on the international stage.
Bromiley, Martin - - 2009
In 2005 my late wife died during an attempted operation. I'm an airline pilot and I recognised early on that the factors that lead to Elaine's death mirrored those commonly found in many aviation accidents.
Vats, Amit - - 2009
The advancement of surgical technology has made surgery an increasingly suitable management option for an increasing number of medical conditions. Yet there is also a growing concern about the number of patients coming to harm as a result of surgery. Studies show that this harm can be prevented by better ...
Merry, Alan - - 2009
Iatrogenic harm is a major problem in healthcare, and incident reporting is one of various methods of identifying areas for improvement in patient safety. The World Health Organisation has introduced a three-phase checklist to reduce error and improve teamwork and communication during surgery. Use of this checklist has been shown ...
Woodhead, Kate - - 2009
Research from the United States which explores events related to the surgical count has identified that there are opportunities to review our practice in order to reduce risks to surgical patients. The Safe Surgery Saves Lives Campaign highlights this aspect of perioperative patient safety, ensuring that poor processes and poor ...
Reid, Jane - - 2009
Surgical care has been an essential component of health care worldwide for over a century. As the incidence of traumatic injuries, cancers and cardiovascular disease continues to rise, the impact of surgical intervention on public health systems is growing. Approximately 234 million interventions are now performed every year, representing one ...
Watts, Fran - - 2009
Surgery is an essential component of healthcare worldwide. However in industrialised countries, major complications occur in 3-16% of all inpatient surgical procedures, with permanent disability or death rates affecting approximately 0.4 - 0.8% of patients (Haynes et al 2009).
Meadows, Chris - - 2009
The safe management of medicines within the theatre complex, from storage to administration, is a key component in preventing patient safety incidents. Simple measures, such as double-checking or clear labelling, can be utilised to reduce the risk of inadvertent drug administration. However, the recognition that human factors contribute to errors ...
McMonagle, Claudia - - 2009
Since being asked to write this article for the Journal of Perioperative Practice, I have been thinking a lot more about myself being a patient and not so much as a medical professional. Before this, being an Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner took precedence as I couldn't get my head around being ...
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