Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
- A chemotherapy incident reporting and improvement systemDaniel J France
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Center for Clinical Improvement, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 29:171-80. 2003..The voluntary incident reporting system data are stored over time for use by the multidisciplinary safety improvement team...
- Adapting to family-centered hospital design: changes in providers' attitudes over a two-year periodDaniel France
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 21st Avenue South, Suite 732, Nashville, TN 37212 1212, USA
HERD 3:79-96. 2009..It was hypothesized that clinicians' attitudes about their work environment would be significantly more positive 2 years after opening...
- Measuring and comparing safety climate in intensive care unitsDaniel J France
Center for Perioperative Research in Quality, 1211 21st Ave South, Suite 732, Nashville, TN 37212 1212, USA
Med Care 48:279-84. 2010..Learning about the factors that influence safety climate and improving the methods for assessing relative performance among hospital or units would improve decision-making for clinical improvement...
- An observational analysis of surgical team compliance with perioperative safety practices after crew resource management trainingDaniel J France
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Medical Arts Building, Suite 732, Nashville, TN 37212 1212, USA
Am J Surg 195:546-53. 2008..Despite the increased interest in CRM there exists limited data on the effectiveness of CRM to change team behavior and performance in clinical settings...
- System complexity as a measure of safe capacity for the emergency departmentDaniel J France
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 7115, USA
Acad Emerg Med 13:1212-9. 2006..For application in the ED, the measure is being modified to quantify both workload and uncertainty to produce a single integrated measure of system state...
- Emergency physicians' behaviors and workload in the presence of an electronic whiteboardDaniel J France
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, S1108 Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232 2668, USA
Int J Med Inform 74:827-37. 2005..Information technology (IT) solutions are beginning to find their place in the emergency department (ED) and it is time to begin understanding how these systems are effecting physician behavior, communication and workload...
- Improving pediatric chemotherapy safety through voluntary incident reporting: lessons from the fieldDaniel J France
Center for Improving Patient Safety, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 21:200-6. 2004..The aim of this collaboration was to improve pediatric chemotherapy by translating recommendations made by the Institute of Medicine into an operational safety improvement system that is embedded into daily care processes...
- The effect of emergency department expansion on emergency department overcrowdingJin H Han
Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Acad Emerg Med 14:338-43. 2007..To examine the effects of emergency department (ED) expansion on ambulance diversion at an urban, academic Level 1 trauma center...
- Shifting toward balance: measuring the distribution of workload among emergency physician teamsScott Levin
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Nashville, TN, USA
Ann Emerg Med 50:419-23. 2007..A secondary aim was to demonstrate how ED demand patterns and the timing of shift changes influence the balance of workload among a physician team...
- Tracking workload in the emergency departmentScott Levin
Vanderbilt University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2044 Convent Pl, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Hum Factors 48:526-39. 2006..The primary objective of this study was to create a methodology for measuring transient levels of physician workload in a live emergency department (ED) environment...
- Assessment of adverse drug events among patients in a tertiary care medical centerPhilip E Johnston
Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center VUMC, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:2218-27. 2006..Specific patient and clinical characteristics associated with an increased risk of sustaining an adverse event (AE) were identified...
- Blood product positive patient identification: comparative simulation-based usability test of two commercial productsShilo Anders
Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety, Informatics Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
Transfusion 51:2311-8. 2011..This article reports the results of a formal simulation-based usability test of two comparable technologies designed to reduce blood product administration errors...
- The impact of aviation-based teamwork training on the attitudes of health-care professionalsEric L Grogan
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-9485, USA
J Am Coll Surg 199:843-8. 2004..Participants agreed that CRM training will reduce errors and improve patient safety...
- Crew resource management training--clinicians' reactions and attitudesDaniel J France
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
AORN J 82:214-24; quiz 225-8. 2005..This article evaluates clinicians' attitudes about and reactions to CRM after they participated in an eight-hour, commercially developed training program...
- The economic benefit of organizational restructuring of the cardiothoracic intensive care unitMark A Cannon
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17:565-70. 2003..Compare cost/benefits of organizational restructuring of the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU)...
- The effect of physician triage on emergency department length of stayJin H Han
Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 4700, USA
J Emerg Med 39:227-33. 2010..Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding is a serious public health issue, but few solutions exist...
- Evaluation of a hands-free wireless communication device in the perioperative environmentPaul St Jacques
Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Telemed J E Health 12:42-9. 2006..The technology can be used efficiently and securely in health care if users are given the proper training its functions and capabilities...
- Reduced heart rate volatility: an early predictor of death in trauma patientsEric L Grogan
VA Quality Scholars Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Ann Surg 240:547-54; discussion 554-6. 2004..CONCLUSIONS: CVRD identifies a subgroup of patients with a high probability of dying. Death is predicted within first 24 hours of stay. We hypothesize CVRD is a surrogate for autonomic nervous system dysfunction...
- Volatility: a new vital sign identified using a novel bedside monitoring strategyEric L Grogan
VA Quality Scholars Program, Vanderbilt University Department of Surgery, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Trauma 58:7-12; discussion 12-4. 2005..3) Densely sampled aggregated physiologic data may identify sub-groups of patients requiring new treatment strategies...