Elizabeth A Martinez

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic control of rhythm: American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 128:48S-55S. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Operating room debriefings
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, The John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:407-10, 357. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Perioperative beta-blockers in high-risk patients
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287 7294, USA
    J Crit Care 17:105-13. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic control of ventricular rate: American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 128:56S-60S. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Identifying and categorising patient safety hazards in cardiovascular operating rooms using an interdisciplinary approach: a multisite study
    Ayse P Gurses
    Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:810-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Review article: high stakes and high risk: a focused qualitative review of hazards during cardiac surgery
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Anesth Analg 112:1061-74. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Cardiac surgery errors: results from the UK National Reporting and Learning System
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:151-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Using human factors engineering to improve patient safety in the cardiovascular operating room
    Ayse P Gurses
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Work 41:1801-4. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Toward improving patient safety through voluntary peer-to-peer assessment
    Daniel W Hudson
    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:201-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Variation in local institutional review board evaluations of a multicenter patient safety study
    David A Thompson
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, School of Nursing Division of Acute and Chronic Care, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Healthc Qual 34:33-9. 2012

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic control of rhythm: American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 128:48S-55S. 2005
    ..Most protocols continue therapy with the antiarrhythmic drug for 4 to 6 weeks following surgery, but evidence from randomized studies is lacking...
  2. ncbi request reprint Operating room debriefings
    Martin A Makary
    Department of Surgery, The John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 32:407-10, 357. 2006
    ..This tool helps assess factors that positively and negatively contributed to an adverse event, near miss, or inefficiency during an operation-or any procedure...
  3. ncbi request reprint Perioperative beta-blockers in high-risk patients
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287 7294, USA
    J Crit Care 17:105-13. 2002
    ..The focus of this article is to describe the evidence supporting perioperative beta-blocker use, to discuss potential barriers to their use, and to propose a strategy to improve their use...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic control of ventricular rate: American College of Chest Physicians guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Chest 128:56S-60S. 2005
    ..Agents that are proarrhythmic, such as dofetilide, or agents that are contraindicated in patients with coronary artery disease, such as flecainide and propafenone, are not recommended...
  5. ncbi request reprint Identifying and categorising patient safety hazards in cardiovascular operating rooms using an interdisciplinary approach: a multisite study
    Ayse P Gurses
    Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:810-8. 2012
    ..The evidence base describing safety hazards in the cardiovascular operating room is underdeveloped but is essential to guide future safety improvement efforts...
  6. doi request reprint Review article: high stakes and high risk: a focused qualitative review of hazards during cardiac surgery
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Anesth Analg 112:1061-74. 2011
    ..Finally, there is an urgent need for studies that evaluate interventions to mitigate the inherent risks of cardiac surgery...
  7. doi request reprint Cardiac surgery errors: results from the UK National Reporting and Learning System
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 23:151-8. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that the type and severity of incidents in cardiac surgery would differ in the OR compared with non-OR locations...
  8. doi request reprint Using human factors engineering to improve patient safety in the cardiovascular operating room
    Ayse P Gurses
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Work 41:1801-4. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Toward improving patient safety through voluntary peer-to-peer assessment
    Daniel W Hudson
    US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:201-9. 2012
    ..This article proposes creating and implementing a structured prospective P2P assessment model in health care, similar to that used in the nuclear power industry, to accelerate improvements in patient safety...
  10. doi request reprint Variation in local institutional review board evaluations of a multicenter patient safety study
    David A Thompson
    Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, School of Nursing Division of Acute and Chronic Care, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Healthc Qual 34:33-9. 2012
    ..The adoption of uniformity would not only reduce inefficiencies but also attenuate the perceived arbitrary nature of current IRB review processes that often inappropriately influence hypothesis-generation and study design...
  11. ncbi request reprint Intermittent cardiac troponin-I screening is an effective means of surveillance for a perioperative myocardial infarction
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 19:577-82. 2005
    ..The authors undertook a prospective evaluation of the perioperative incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) and evaluated surveillance strategies for the diagnosis of MI...
  12. ncbi request reprint Implementing a perioperative handoff tool to improve postprocedural patient transfers
    Michelle A Petrovic
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:135-42. 2012
    ..The tool could be applied to any periprocedural setting in which a patient is physically transferred from the procedural location (with the associated procedural team) to a postprocedural care unit with a different care team...
  13. ncbi request reprint Platelet gene polymorphisms and cardiac risk assessment in vascular surgical patients
    Nauder Faraday
    Critical Care Medicine and Department of Surgery Vascular, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Anesthesiology 101:1291-7. 2004
    ..The authors hypothesized that platelet genotype would be an independent predictor of postoperative myocardial ischemia and would improve risk assessment when added to clinical factors...
  14. doi request reprint Pilot implementation of a perioperative protocol to guide operating room-to-intensive care unit patient handoffs
    Michelle A Petrovic
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 26:11-6. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of a standardized handoff process on patient care and provider satisfaction...
  15. doi request reprint Quality, patient safety, and the cardiac surgical team
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, GRB 444, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 31:249-68. 2013
    ..This article reviews a decade of discussion surrounding quality and safety issues in cardiac surgery, and concludes with examples of strategies that have shown great promise for improving cardiac surgery quality and safety...
  16. ncbi request reprint Team care: beyond open and closed intensive care units
    Peter J Pronovost
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Curr Opin Crit Care 12:604-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to accelerate patient's exposure to the benefits of intensivists, and introduce team care in the intensive care unit...
  17. ncbi request reprint A practical tool to identify and eliminate barriers to compliance with evidence-based guidelines
    Ayse P Gurses
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Quality and Safety Research Group, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 35:526-32, 485. 2009
    ..A practical tool provides an interdisciplinary approach to identify barriers to guideline compliance and implement actions to eliminate or mitigate the effect of the barriers...
  18. ncbi request reprint A check-up for safety culture in "my patient care area"
    J Bryan Sexton
    Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 33:699-703, 645. 2007
    ..The two-page Culture Check-Up Tool, which takes 30 to 60 minutes to complete as a group exercise, can help clinicians recognize and fix culture problems...
  19. ncbi request reprint Antibiotics and perioperative infections
    Michael James
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 600 N Wolfe Street, Meyer 296, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 22:571-84. 2008
    ..In addition, special topics including likely organisms for classes of surgical procedures, endocarditis prophylaxis, and management strategies for patients with allergies will be reviewed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cardiac troponin I predicts short-term mortality in vascular surgery patients
    Lauren J Kim
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287 7294, USA
    Circulation 106:2366-71. 2002
    ..We evaluated the association between postoperative cTnI levels and 6-month mortality and perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) after vascular surgery...
  21. doi request reprint Reduction of regulated medical waste using lean sigma results in financial gains for hospital
    Jerry Stonemetz
    Department Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Anesthesiol Clin 29:145-52. 2011
    ..This article describes how anesthesiologists can lead innovation and process improvement focused on regulated medical waste reduction and cost savings using a process improvement methodology known as Lean Sigma...
  22. doi request reprint Anesthetic management of patients with pulmonary hypertension
    Brenda MacKnight
    Department of Anesthesiology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287 8711, USA
    Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 12:91-6. 2008
    ..With an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of the disease and pharmacology of these new therapies, combined with careful perioperative planning and care, these patients can safely undergo elective surgical procedures...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity of routine intensive care unit surveillance for detecting myocardial ischemia
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, USA
    Crit Care Med 31:2302-8. 2003
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Intraoperative fraction of inspired oxygen is a modifiable risk factor for surgical site infection after spinal surgery
    Lisa L Maragakis
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Anesthesiology 110:556-62. 2009
    ..This study sought to identify modifiable risk factors associated with SSI after spinal surgery...
  25. ncbi request reprint Removing "orange wires": surfacing and hopefully learning from mistakes
    Peter J Pronovost
    Intensive Care Med 32:1467-9. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Thinking like a pancreas: perioperative glycemic control
    Elizabeth A Martinez
    Anesth Analg 104:4-6. 2007