safety management

Summary

Summary: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population
    Alex B Haynes
    Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:491-9. 2009
  2. pmc Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture
    Joann S Sorra
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:199. 2010
  3. ncbi Improving safety with information technology
    David W Bates
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2526-34. 2003
  4. pmc The human factor: the critical importance of effective teamwork and communication in providing safe care
    M Leonard
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i85-90. 2004
  5. ncbi An epistemology of patient safety research: a framework for study design and interpretation. Part 2. Study design
    C Brown
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:163-9. 2008
  6. pmc The psychometric properties of the 'Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture' in Dutch hospitals
    Marleen Smits
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:230. 2008
  7. pmc Sensitivity of routine system for reporting patient safety incidents in an NHS hospital: retrospective patient case note review
    Ali Baba Akbari Sari
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD
    BMJ 334:79. 2007
  8. pmc The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:1678-86. 2004
  9. pmc Safety culture assessment: a tool for improving patient safety in healthcare organizations
    V F Nieva
    Westat, Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:ii17-23. 2003
  10. pmc Towards an International Classification for Patient Safety: the conceptual framework
    Heather Sherman
    Department of Health Services Research, Division of Quality Measurement and Research, The Joint Commission, One Rennaisance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:2-8. 2009

Research Grants

  1. NEURAL NETWORKS FOR PROCESS FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND SAFETY
    Venkat Venkatasubramanian; Fiscal Year: 1993
  2. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2008
  3. Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMEN
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004
  5. Improving Safety and Quality with Integrated Technology
    Jeanne Marie Guise; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMES
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
  7. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. The Epidemiology of Fecal Incontinence after Childbirth
    Jeanne Marie Guise; Fiscal Year: 2004
  9. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
  10. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications265 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population
    Alex B Haynes
    Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:491-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that a program to implement a 19-item surgical safety checklist designed to improve team communication and consistency of care would reduce complications and deaths associated with surgery...
  2. pmc Multilevel psychometric properties of the AHRQ hospital survey on patient safety culture
    Joann S Sorra
    Westat, Rockville, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:199. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the multilevel psychometric properties of the survey...
  3. ncbi Improving safety with information technology
    David W Bates
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 348:2526-34. 2003
  4. pmc The human factor: the critical importance of effective teamwork and communication in providing safe care
    M Leonard
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i85-90. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi An epistemology of patient safety research: a framework for study design and interpretation. Part 2. Study design
    C Brown
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:163-9. 2008
    ..The extent to which findings can be generalised over time and place should be considered as part of an evaluation, for example by undertaking qualitative or quantitative measures of fidelity, attitudes or subgroup effects...
  6. pmc The psychometric properties of the 'Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture' in Dutch hospitals
    Marleen Smits
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:230. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the underlying dimensions and psychometric properties of the questionnaire in Dutch hospital settings, and to compare these results with the original questionnaire used in USA hospital settings...
  7. pmc Sensitivity of routine system for reporting patient safety incidents in an NHS hospital: retrospective patient case note review
    Ali Baba Akbari Sari
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD
    BMJ 334:79. 2007
    ..To evaluate the performance of a routine incident reporting system in identifying patient safety incidents...
  8. pmc The Canadian Adverse Events Study: the incidence of adverse events among hospital patients in Canada
    G Ross Baker
    Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, McMurrich Building Room 2031, 12 Queen s Park Crescent West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada
    CMAJ 170:1678-86. 2004
    ..AEs are unintended injuries or complications resulting in death, disability or prolonged hospital stay that arise from health care management. We estimated the incidence of AEs among patients in Canadian acute care hospitals...
  9. pmc Safety culture assessment: a tool for improving patient safety in healthcare organizations
    V F Nieva
    Westat, Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 12:ii17-23. 2003
    ..The paper also highlights critical processes that healthcare organizations need to consider when deciding to use these tools...
  10. pmc Towards an International Classification for Patient Safety: the conceptual framework
    Heather Sherman
    Department of Health Services Research, Division of Quality Measurement and Research, The Joint Commission, One Rennaisance Blvd, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:2-8. 2009
    ..Concepts need to be defined, guidance for using the classification needs to be provided, and further real-world testing needs to occur to progressively refine the ICPS to ensure it is fit for purpose...
  11. pmc Ottawa Hospital Patient Safety Study: incidence and timing of adverse events in patients admitted to a Canadian teaching hospital
    Alan J Forster
    Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 170:1235-40. 2004
    ..We evaluated characteristics of adverse events affecting patients admitted to a Canadian teaching hospital, paying particular attention to timing...
  12. pmc The incidence of adverse events in Swedish hospitals: a retrospective medical record review study
    Michael Soop
    Department for Supervision of Healthcare Services, National Board of Health and Welfare, 10630 Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:285-91. 2009
    ..To estimate the incidence, nature and consequences of adverse events and preventable adverse events in Swedish hospitals...
  13. ncbi Exploring relationships between hospital patient safety culture and adverse events
    Russell E Mardon
    Westat, Rockville, Maryland 20850, USA
    J Patient Saf 6:226-32. 2010
    ..The general hypothesis was that hospitals with a more positive patient safety culture would have lower PSI rates...
  14. ncbi Review: engaging patients as vigilant partners in safety: a systematic review
    David L B Schwappach
    Swiss Patient Safety Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
    Med Care Res Rev 67:119-48. 2010
    ..Evidence suggests that involvement in safety may be successful if interventions promote complex behavioral change and are sensitively implemented in health care settings...
  15. ncbi An epistemology of patient safety research: a framework for study design and interpretation. Part 4. One size does not fit all
    C Brown
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:178-81. 2008
    ..We show how a bayesian framework can be used to synthesise evidence from a number of different sources and why this approach may be particularly appropriate for the evaluation of patient safety interventions...
  16. pmc Systems approaches to surgical quality and safety: from concept to measurement
    Charles Vincent
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 239:475-82. 2004
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  17. ncbi Adverse events and potentially preventable deaths in Dutch hospitals: results of a retrospective patient record review study
    M Zegers
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:297-302. 2009
    ..This study determined the incidence, type, nature, preventability and impact of adverse events (AEs) among hospitalised patients and potentially preventable deaths in Dutch hospitals...
  18. pmc Relationship of safety climate and safety performance in hospitals
    Sara Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:399-421. 2009
    ..To examine the relationship between measures of hospital safety climate and hospital performance on selected Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)...
  19. pmc Measuring errors and adverse events in health care
    Eric J Thomas
    The Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, Division of General Medicine, and Department of Medicine at The University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:61-7. 2003
    ..We propose a general framework to help health care providers, researchers, and administrators choose the most appropriate methods to meet their patient safety measurement goals...
  20. ncbi Patient safety strategies targeted at diagnostic errors: a systematic review
    Kathryn M McDonald
    Stanford Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:381-9. 2013
    ..Overall, the review showed a growing field of diagnostic error research and categorized and identified promising interventions that warrant evaluation in large studies across diverse settings...
  21. ncbi Integrating incident data from five reporting systems to assess patient safety: making sense of the elephant
    Osnat Levtzion-Korach
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:402-10. 2010
    ..These data sources vary in the timing of the reporting (retrospective or prospective), severity of the events, and profession of the reporters...
  22. ncbi The WHO surgical checklist
    Ravi P Mahajan
    Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 25:161-8. 2011
    ..Many countries have still not adopted its use. In this article, a brief review is presented regarding the role of the WHO checklist, barriers to its implementation and strategies for successful adoption...
  23. ncbi A survey on patient safety culture in primary healthcare services in Turkey
    Said Bodur
    Department of Public Health, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:348-55. 2009
    ..To evaluate the patient safety culture in primary healthcare units...
  24. pmc Patient safety: what about the patient?
    C A Vincent
    Clinical Risk Unit, Department of Psychology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 11:76-80. 2002
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  25. ncbi Avoiding wrong site surgery: a systematic review
    John Devine
    Orthopedic Service, Department of Surgery, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft Gordon, GA 30809, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:S28-36. 2010
    ..Systematic review...
  26. ncbi Introducing patient safety to undergraduate medical students--a pilot program delivered by health care administrators
    Gilberto Ka Kit Leung
    Department of Surgery, Li Ka Shing Faulty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, China
    Med Teach 32:e547-51. 2010
    ..Identifying informed and interested staff to teach patient safety can be difficult. We report our experiences with a lecture-based program on patient safety delivered by health care administrators...
  27. pmc Patient safety in surgical environments: cross-countries comparison of psychometric properties and results of the Norwegian version of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety
    Arvid S Haugen
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Haukeland University Hospital, Jonas Lies vei 65, N 5021 Bergen, Norway
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:279. 2010
    ..This study examined the psychometric properties of a Norwegian translation of the HSOPS and also compared safety climate factors from a surgical setting to hospitals in the United States, the Netherlands and Norway...
  28. pmc Measuring patient safety culture in Taiwan using the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC)
    I Chi Chen
    College of Management, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:152. 2010
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  29. ncbi Frameworks for patient safety in the nursing curriculum
    Teri M Chenot
    School of Nursing, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
    J Nurs Educ 49:559-68. 2010
    ..2007) in their curriculum; one school exhibited all six. Our findings led to conclusions and recommendations for nurse educators and for future research on patient safety education in the nursing curriculum...
  30. ncbi The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools
    Merrilyn Walton
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney, Australia
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:542-6. 2010
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  31. ncbi Assessing quality and safety competencies of graduating prelicensure nursing students
    Dori Taylor Sullivan
    Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Nurs Outlook 57:323-31. 2009
    ..In general, students reported relatively high levels of preparedness in all types of prelicensure nursing programs and endorsed the importance of quality and safety competencies to professional practice...
  32. ncbi The checklist--a tool for error management and performance improvement
    Brigette M Hales
    Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5
    J Crit Care 21:231-5. 2006
    ..This narrative is a guide to the evolution of medical and critical care checklists, and a discussion of the barriers and risks to the implementation of checklists...
  33. pmc Patient safety culture in primary care: developing a theoretical framework for practical use
    Susan Kirk
    School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:313-20. 2007
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  34. ncbi Why is patient safety so hard? A selective review of ethnographic studies
    Mary Dixon-Woods
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 15:11-6. 2010
    ..Addressing safety problems requires acknowledgement that patient safety is not simply a technical issue, but a site of organizational and professional politics...
  35. ncbi Using usability heuristics to evaluate patient safety of medical devices
    Jiajie Zhang
    School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 7000 Fannin, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Biomed Inform 36:23-30. 2003
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  36. ncbi An epistemology of patient safety research: a framework for study design and interpretation. Part 1. Conceptualising and developing interventions
    C Brown
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:158-62. 2008
    ..Finally, the paper outlines the authors' pragmatist ontological stance to patient safety research, which sets the philosophical basis for the remaining three articles...
  37. ncbi Psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: findings from the UK
    P Waterson
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e2. 2010
    ..This study reports an assessment of the psychometric properties and suitability of the American Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for use within the UK...
  38. pmc Societal values and policies may curtail preschool children's physical activity in child care centers
    Kristen A Copeland
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Pediatrics 129:265-74. 2012
    ..Children are primarily sedentary in these settings, and are not meeting recommended levels of physical activity. Our objective was to identify potential barriers to children's physical activity in child care centers...
  39. pmc Incident reporting and patient safety
    Charles Vincent
    BMJ 334:51. 2007
  40. ncbi Assessing and improving safety climate in a large cohort of intensive care units
    J Bryan Sexton
    Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 39:934-9. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of a comprehensive unit-based safety program on safety climate in a large cohort of intensive care units participating in the Keystone intensive care unit project...
  41. ncbi Perceptions of safety culture vary across the intensive care units of a single institution
    David T Huang
    CRISMA Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness Laboratory, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:165-76. 2007
    ..To determine whether safety culture factors varied across the intensive care units (ICUs) of a single hospital, between nurses and physicians, and to explore ICU nursing directors' perceptions of their personnel's attitudes...
  42. ncbi Simulation-based medical education: an ethical imperative
    Amitai Ziv
    The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, and Israel Center for Medical Simulation MSR, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Acad Med 78:783-8. 2003
    ..The use of simulation wherever feasible conveys a critical educational and ethical message to all: patients are to be protected whenever possible and they are not commodities to be used as conveniences of training...
  43. pmc Work system design for patient safety: the SEIPS model
    P Carayon
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53726, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:i50-8. 2006
    ..An application of the SEIPS model in one particular care setting (outpatient surgery) is presented and other practical and research applications of the model are described...
  44. ncbi Patient safety research: an overview of the global evidence
    A K Jha
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:42-7. 2010
    ..To better understand the extent and nature of the problem of unsafe care, the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety commissioned an overview of the world's literature on patient safety research...
  45. ncbi AHRQ's hospital survey on patient safety culture: psychometric analyses
    Mary A Blegen
    Community Health Systems Department, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Patient Saf 5:139-44. 2009
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  46. ncbi The impact of U.S. policies to protect healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogens: the critical role of safety-engineered devices
    Janine Jagger
    International Healthcare Worker Safety Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    J Infect Public Health 1:62-71. 2008
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  47. ncbi Identification of adverse events at an orthopedics department in Sweden
    Maria Unbeck
    Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Division of Orthopedics, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Orthop 79:396-403. 2008
    ..We tested and evaluated a patient safety model (the Wimmera clinical risk management model) and performed a three-stage retrospective review of records to determine the occurrence of AEs in adult orthopedic inpatients...
  48. pmc Psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for hospital management (HSOPS_M)
    Antje Hammer
    Institute for Medical Sociology, Health Services Research and Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Human Science and Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:165. 2011
    ..This study examines whether the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for hospital management (HSOPS_M) has the same psychometric properties as the HSOPS for hospital employees does...
  49. pmc A review of significant events analysed in general practice: implications for the quality and safety of patient care
    John McKay
    Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 10:61. 2009
    ..We reviewed reports to identify the range of safety issues analysed, learning needs raised and actions taken by GP teams...
  50. pmc The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire: psychometric properties, benchmarking data, and emerging research
    John B Sexton
    The University of Texas Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice, The University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:44. 2006
    ..Here we report the psychometric properties, establish benchmarking data, and discuss emerging areas of research with the University of Texas Safety Attitudes Questionnaire...
  51. ncbi A comparison of hospital adverse events identified by three widely used detection methods
    James M Naessens
    Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:301-7. 2009
    ..Determine the degree of congruence between several measures of adverse events...
  52. ncbi Measuring and comparing safety climate in intensive care units
    Daniel 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...
  53. ncbi Is the "International Classification for Patient Safety" a classification?
    Stefan Schulz
    IMBI, University Medical Center, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Stud Health Technol Inform 150:502-6. 2009
    ..Acknowledging its merits as a standard reporting instrument for change management and process improvements we propose formal improvements...
  54. ncbi Development of medical checklists for improved quality of patient care
    Brigette Hales
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Qual Health Care 20:22-30. 2008
    ..Their development requires a systematic and comprehensive approach, particularly when implemented in high intensity fields such as medicine...
  55. ncbi Improving safety culture on adult medical units through multidisciplinary teamwork and communication interventions: the TOPS Project
    M A Blegen
    Community Health Systems Department, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 2 Koret Way, Box 0608, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:346-50. 2010
    ..The goal of this project was to improve unit-based safety culture through implementation of a multidisciplinary (pharmacy, nursing, medicine) teamwork and communication intervention...
  56. pmc A longitudinal, multi-level comparative study of quality and safety in European hospitals: the QUASER study protocol
    Glenn B Robert
    National Nursing Research Unit, King s College London, 57 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8WA, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:285. 2011
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  57. pmc Towards an International Classification for Patient Safety: key concepts and terms
    William Runciman
    University of South Australia, Joanna Briggs Institute and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Level 5 McEwin Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Tce Adelaide 5000, SA, Australia
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:18-26. 2009
    ..Understanding the patient safety literature has been compromised by the inconsistent use of language...
  58. ncbi Mapping the limits of safety reporting systems in health care--what lessons can we actually learn?
    Matthew J W Thomas
    School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:635-9. 2011
    ..To assess the utility of Australian health care incident reporting systems and determine the depth of information available within a typical system...
  59. pmc Extent, nature and consequences of adverse events: results of a retrospective casenote review in a large NHS hospital
    Ali Baba Akbari Sari
    Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:434-9. 2007
    ..To estimate the extent, nature and consequences of adverse events in a large National Health Service (NHS) hospital, and to evaluate the reliability of a two-stage casenote review method in identifying adverse events...
  60. pmc Adopting a surgical safety checklist could save money and improve the quality of care in U.S. hospitals
    Marcus E Semel
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1593-9. 2010
    ..Using the checklist would both save money and improve the quality of care in hospitals throughout the United States...
  61. ncbi Improving patient safety incident reporting systems by focusing upon feedback - lessons from English and Welsh trusts
    Louise M Wallace
    Applied Research Centre Health and Lifestyles Interventions, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
    Health Serv Manage Res 22:129-35. 2009
    ..We draw recommendations of enduring relevance to the UK NHS that can be used by trust staff to improve their systems. The recommendations will be of relevance in general terms to health services worldwide...
  62. ncbi Errors and the burden of errors: attitudes, perceptions, and the culture of safety in pediatric cardiac surgical teams
    Agnes Bognar
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1374-81. 2008
    ..We assessed the perceptions and attitudes of surgical teams relative to committing errors, the impact of errors, and the culture of safety...
  63. ncbi Student learning outcomes after integration of quality and safety education competencies into a senior-level critical care course
    Connie L Miller
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing, Omaha, Nebraska 68198 5330, USA
    J Nurs Educ 48:678-85. 2009
    ..Results suggest a combination of classroom and clinical learning activities have the strongest impact on student knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to safety and quality...
  64. pmc Errors and adverse events in family medicine: developing and validating a Canadian taxonomy of errors
    Sarah Jacobs
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ontario
    Can Fam Physician 53:271-6, 270. 2007
    ..To develop a taxonomy of errors derived solely from the content of error reports using Canadian data from the Primary Care International Study of Medical Errors...
  65. ncbi Nursing and patient safety in the operating room
    Herdis Alfredsdottir
    Operating Room, National University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland
    J Adv Nurs 61:29-37. 2008
    ..This paper is a report of a study to identify what operating room nurses believe influences patient safety and how they see their role in enhancing patient safety...
  66. ncbi Safety in anaesthesia: a study of 12,606 reported incidents from the UK National Reporting and Learning System
    K Catchpole
    Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Anaesthesia 63:340-6. 2008
    ..Practitioners, departments and professional bodies should consider how the information can be used to promote patient safety and their own defensibility...
  67. ncbi Factors determining hospital nurses' failures in reporting medication errors in Taiwan
    Hui Ying Chiang
    Nursing Department, Chi Mei Medical Center, Yung Kang City, Tainan, Taiwan
    Nurs Outlook 58:17-25. 2010
    ..Further, hospital administrators should provide information and encouragement to nurses whose responsibility it is to report MAEs...
  68. ncbi Impact of a patient safety curriculum for nurse anesthesia students
    Laura L Ardizzone
    Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Nurs Educ 48:706-10. 2009
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  69. ncbi Patient safety as perceived by Swedish leaders
    Karin Pukk Härenstam
    Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet and Danderyds University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 22:168-82. 2009
    The purpose of this paper is to survey Swedish healthcare leaders' patient safety awareness, the priority they give to safety issues and their views on suitable safety management strategies.
  70. ncbi Organisational culture: variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate
    T Speroff
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:592-6. 2010
    ..Bureaucratic organisational culture is less favourable to quality improvement, whereas organisations with group (teamwork) culture are better aligned for quality improvement...
  71. ncbi Characteristics of quality and patient safety curricula in major teaching hospitals
    Susan K Pingleton
    Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Med Qual 25:305-11. 2010
    ..Aligning the formal and informal curricula as well as leveraging all curricula could improve educational venues for quality and safety and institutional clinical performance, and promote a learning health care system...
  72. ncbi Uncovering differences among health professions trainees exposed to an interprofessional patient safety curriculum
    Karen R Cox
    Office of Clinical Effectiveness, University of Missouri Health System, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
    Qual Manag Health Care 18:182-93. 2009
    ..As more interprofessional curricular experiences are designed, examining baseline group differences is essential to optimize learning outcomes...
  73. ncbi Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals
    Ian D Cameron
    Rehabilitation Studies Unit, SydneyMedical School Northern, The University of Sydney, Ryde, Australia
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD005465. 2012
    ..Falls in care facilities and hospitals are common events that cause considerable morbidity and mortality for older people. This is an update of a review first published in 2010...
  74. ncbi How willing are patients to question healthcare staff on issues related to the quality and safety of their healthcare? An exploratory study
    R E Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:90-6. 2008
    ..One in 10 patients admitted to hospital will suffer an adverse event as a result of their medical treatment. A reduction in adverse events could happen if patients could be engaged successfully in monitoring their care...
  75. pmc An overview of patient safety climate in the VA
    Christine W Hartmann
    Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research, A VA Center of Excellence, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1263-84. 2008
    ..To assess variation in safety climate across VA hospitals nationally...
  76. ncbi Measuring patient safety culture: an assessment of the clustering of responses at unit level and hospital level
    M Smits
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:292-6. 2009
    ....
  77. ncbi Patient safety climate in 92 US hospitals: differences by work area and discipline
    Sara J Singer
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 47:23-31. 2009
    ..A better understanding of how patient safety climate differs among distinct work areas and disciplines in hospitals would facilitate the design and implementation of interventions...
  78. pmc Patient safety: helping medical students understand error in healthcare
    Rona Patey
    Department of Anaesthesia, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:256-9. 2007
    ..A literature review did not reveal any patient safety courses in the core undergraduate medical curriculum. Therefore a new module was designed and piloted...
  79. ncbi Quality and safety on an acute surgical ward: an exploratory cohort study of process and outcome
    Simon Kreckler
    Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 250:1035-40. 2009
    ..To evaluate patient safety in an emergency surgical unit using process and outcome measures in parallel...
  80. ncbi An epistemology of patient safety research: a framework for study design and interpretation. Part 3. End points and measurement
    C Brown
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 17:170-7. 2008
    ..Since no end point or method of data collection is infallible, the present authors advocate the use of multiple end points and methods where feasible...
  81. pmc Patient safety in primary care: a survey of general practitioners in The Netherlands
    Sander Gaal
    Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, PO Box 9101, 114 IQ Healthcare, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:21. 2010
    ..Previous research on safety in primary care has focused on medication safety and incident reporting. In this study, the views of general practitioners (GPs) on patient safety were examined...
  82. ncbi Studying large-scale programmes to improve patient safety in whole care systems: challenges for research
    Jonathan Benn
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, QEQM Building Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK
    Soc Sci Med 69:1767-76. 2009
    ..This requires a sociotechnical approach, rather than focusing upon one microsystem, disciplinary perspective or single level of the system...
  83. ncbi Incidence, patterns, and prevention of wrong-site surgery
    Mary R Kwaan
    Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Surg 141:353-7; discussion 357-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that wrong-site surgery is infrequent and that a substantial proportion of such incidents are not preventable by current site-verification protocols...
  84. ncbi Trust in the context of patient safety problems
    Vikki Ann Entwistle
    Alliance for Self Care Research, Social Dimensions of Health Institute, Dundee, UK
    J Health Organ Manag 20:397-416. 2006
    ..This paper considers some implications of recent developments relating to patient safety for understandings of trust in health care contexts...
  85. ncbi Language proficiency and adverse events in US hospitals: a pilot study
    Chandrika Divi
    The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 19:60-7. 2007
    ..To examine differences in the characteristics of adverse events between English speaking patients and patients with limited English proficiency in US hospitals...
  86. pmc Adverse events following an emergency department visit
    Alan J Forster
    Ottawa Health Research Institute Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:17-22. 2007
    ..Many studies demonstrate a high rate of treatment-related adverse outcomes or adverse events. No studies have prospectively evaluated adverse events in patients discharged home from the emergency department (ED)...
  87. ncbi Using a multihospital survey to examine the safety culture
    Saul N Weingart
    Stoneman Center for Quality Improvement, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:125-32. 2004
    ..A culture of safety survey was used to study features of the safety culture and their relationship with patient safety indicators...
  88. ncbi The current state of patient safety culture in Lebanese hospitals: a study at baseline
    Fadi El-Jardali
    Department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:386-95. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to conduct a baseline assessment of patient safety culture in Lebanese hospitals...
  89. ncbi Transforming healthcare: a safety imperative
    L Leape
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:424-8. 2009
    ..In future roundtable sessions, the Institute will further elaborate on the meaning of each concept, identify the challenges to implementation, and issue recommendations for policy makers, organizations, and healthcare professionals...
  90. ncbi Teaching quality improvement and patient safety to trainees: a systematic review
    Brian M Wong
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 85:1425-39. 2010
    ....
  91. ncbi Application of the human factors analysis and classification system methodology to the cardiovascular surgery operating room
    Andrew W ElBardissi
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 83:1412-8; discussion 1418-9. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that human factors identified in other domains would similarly be viewed as contributors to error in cardiac surgery...
  92. ncbi Feedback from incident reporting: information and action to improve patient safety
    J Benn
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Paddington, London, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:11-21. 2009
    ..In this article, the findings and implications of research to identify forms of effective feedback from incident reporting are discussed, to promote best practices in this area...
  93. ncbi Improving patient safety across a large integrated health care delivery system
    Allan Frankel
    Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 15:i31-40. 2003
    ..We sought to create a common patient safety strategy for the Partners HealthCare system, a large, integrated, non-profit health care delivery system in the United States...
  94. ncbi Trends in healthcare incident reporting and relationship to safety and quality data in acute hospitals: results from the National Reporting and Learning System
    A Hutchinson
    Section of Public Health, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, Sheffield, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:5-10. 2009
    ..The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) for England and Wales has been capturing incident data from acute hospitals since November 2003...
  95. pmc Role of medical students in preventing patient harm and enhancing patient safety
    S C Seiden
    The University of Chicago, Department of Pediatrics, Comer Children s Hospital, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:272-6. 2006
    ..The potential role of the medical student as a valuable member of the team in preventing patient harm has, however, often been overlooked...
  96. ncbi Patient safety education at U.S. and Canadian medical schools: results from the 2006 Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine survey
    Eric Alper
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Acad Med 84:1672-6. 2009
    ..To describe current patient safety curricula at U.S. and Canadian medical schools and identify factors associated with adoption of these programs...
  97. ncbi Medical students benefit from learning about patient safety in an interprofessional team
    Elizabeth Anderson
    Department of Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    Med Educ 43:542-52. 2009
    ..Safe clinical practice is inextricably linked to team-working. Delivering patient safety education interprofessionally heightens students' awareness of the importance of effective team-working for safe care and care delivery...
  98. pmc Towards an International Classification for Patient Safety: a Delphi survey
    Richard Thomson
    Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:9-17. 2009
    ..The World Alliance set out to develop an International Classification for Patient Safety (ICPS) to address this, and to test the relevance and acceptability of the draft ICPS and progressively refine it prior to field testing...
  99. ncbi The working hours of hospital staff nurses and patient safety
    Ann E Rogers
    School of Nursing, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:202-12. 2004
    ..The risks of making an error were significantly increased when work shifts were longer than twelve hours, when nurses worked overtime, or when they worked more than forty hours per week...
  100. pmc Relationship between complaints and quality of care in New Zealand: a descriptive analysis of complainants and non-complainants following adverse events
    M M Bismark
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:17-22. 2006
    ..To estimate the proportion and characteristics of patients injured by medical care in New Zealand public hospitals who complain to an independent health ombudsman, the Health and Disability Commissioner ("the Commissioner")...
  101. ncbi Development and evaluation of a 1-day interclerkship program for medical students on medical errors and patient safety
    Eric Moskowitz
    Jefferson Medical College, 1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:13-7. 2007
    ..There may be a subset of students needing closer attention. The findings provide evidence for the validity of the attitude survey and reinforce the effectiveness of interclerkship programs in medical schools...

Research Grants74

  1. NEURAL NETWORKS FOR PROCESS FAULT DIAGNOSIS AND SAFETY
    Venkat Venkatasubramanian; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..We also plan to explore the robustness of such systems for incomplete and uncertain data...
  2. Effectiveness of patient lift equipment
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed work addresses several NIOSH priority areas including health care workers, back injuries, and intervention effectiveness research. ..
  3. Back Disorders in Union Carpenters
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The project addresses a number of areas of expressed interest to NIOSH including construction workers, back disorders, surveillance methods and health services research. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. WORK AND HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG RURAL WOMEN
    Hester Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Education will also be targeted to medical providers in this geographic area on work exposures and conditions, exposure response, prevention, basic epidemiology, and ergonomics. ..
  5. Improving Safety and Quality with Integrated Technology
    Jeanne Marie Guise; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings, though applied specifically for OB, can be applied to many areas of medicine and surgery. The findings will provide inpatient and outpatient HIT stakeholders needed information to make important decisions. ..
  6. INCIDENT REPORTING IN NURSING HOMES
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This information will further our development of a standardized incident reporting mechanism recommended by the Institute of Medicine and others. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. EXAMINING NURSING HOME COMPARE
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. The Epidemiology of Fecal Incontinence after Childbirth
    Jeanne Marie Guise; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These data will provide a better understanding of the extent of the problem and will provide data essential for future trials of prevention and treatment of fecal incontinence. ..
  9. Staffing Characteristics of Nursing Homes and Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. The Influence of Staff Turnover on Quality
    Nicholas Castle; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Evaluating the Clinical Impact of Simulation & Team Training on OB Safety
    Jeanne Marie Guise; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our current work evaluates performance in the simulated environment; this proposal focuses on the translation of simulation and team training to the clinical environment. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Oral Chemotherapy Safety in Ambulatory Oncology: A Proactive Risk Assessment
    SAUL WEINGART; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Lessons about oral chemotherapy safety are applicable to other high-alert medications in ambulatory care. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. Pharmacotherapy for Minor Depression
    Robert Howland; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of this study will have profound public health implications by improving our understanding of the efficacy of SJW and standard antidepressants for the treatment of MinorD. ..
  14. Blood Exposure and Primary Prevention in the Home Care *
    JANE LIPSCOMP; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Evaluation of Workplace Violence Prevention Intervention
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..4) Design and implement a violence prevention intervention within these workplaces. 5) Conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the intervention in sample workplaces one year following program implementation. ..
  16. The Value of CPOE in Pediatric Inpatient Units and Its Impact on Safety and Work
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  17. EFFECTS OF OSHA GUIDELINES ON VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN MEN
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. Infection Risk of Urinary Collection Strategies
    Sanjay Saint; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Since approximately 40% of elderly Americans will enter a nursing home at some point, identification of those at risk of infection could have considerable health, quality of life, and economic consequences. ..
  19. Workplace Violence Risk in the Home Health Work Place
    Jane Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. NURSE STAFFING AND QUALITY OF CARE
    Mary Blegen; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..In addition, hierarchical linear model analysis will assist in the description of the relative effects on the quality of care of hospital level and patient care unit level variables. ..
  21. Evaluation of Organizational Justice Intervention to Alleviate TYPE III Violence
    Jane A Lipscomb; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..4) To evaluate the impact of a workplace violence prevention program on organizational justice climate and the incidences and prevalence of Type III workplace violence by comparing intervention and control agencies. ..
  22. Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Outcomes in Elders
    Jennifer Tjia; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. Impact of Patient Safety Initiatives on Nursing Workflow and Productivity
    Mary Blegen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This conference will bring together experts on the work of nurses and on ways to measure that work in order to develop valid approaches to studying this increase in work demands. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  24. BLOODBORNE EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This study will identify barriers to appropriate implementation of the Guidelines and allow us to focus our energies and resources on specific improvements in order to minimize the risk of infection to exposed employees. ..
  25. Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee Safety
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Fourth, it is significant that this study will take place in pediatric facilities since the complexity of health care delivery is compounded with children. ..
  26. Allergy Alerts in Computerized Physician Entry
    David Bates; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We believe the results of our work will improve patient safety and the overall quality of pharmacotherapy. We also believe that the results of our study will be applicabe to other healthcare systems ..
  27. Proactive Risk Assessment of Primary Care of the Elderly
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The investigators have a history of successful collaboration and deliverables in primary care patient safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Sleep Loss, Sleepiness and Fatigue in 12-Hour Nurses
    Jeanne Geiger Brown; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  29. Preparing rural and urban hospitals to improve safety culture through simulation
    David Gaba; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will also use multiple methods, including process measures and participant evaluations, to evaluate simulation qualitatively. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  30. LEARN (Leveraging Existing Assessments of Risk Now) for Pediatric Patient Safety
    Donna Woods; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  31. In Situ Simulation to Detect and Prevent Near Misses during Critical Events
    William Riley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Our intervention to improve patient safety is based on an advanced set of event sets and debriefing techniques in use by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. Workshop Series:"Control Banding":A Risk Assessment Tool for Joint Labor/Mgmt Hlt
    Anne Bracker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In the spring of 2008 the PI will submit a final report to NIOSH summarizing the lessons learned from the participants' experiences. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  33. Gene mutation and rescue in human diaphragmatic hernia
    Patricia K Donahoe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..CDH gene defects uncovered by these studies will serve as targets for pharmacological or other therapeutic interventions to ameliorate or prevent this severe birth malformation. ..
  34. Government Industry Relationships in Science
    Eric Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  35. Rural Hospital Nursing: Environment, Effects and Evidence
    Robin Newhouse; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This project has promising potential to improve quality of care to the rural population using the novel approach of focusing on an understudied area, nursing in rural hospitals. ..
  36. TMS in the Management of Postoperative Pain
    Jeffrey J Borckardt; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, new interventions that have the potential to reduce reliance on postoperative morphine in this patient population such as TMS need to be explored. ..
  37. Improving Continence & Pain Control in LTC: The M-TRAIN Intervention
    JANET K P SPECHT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The study will evaluate outcomes for nursing homes, elderly residents, and new ways to assist RNs and CNAs use the most current knowledge to care for elders with pain and urinary incontinence. ..
  38. The impact of quality end-of-life care in nursing homes
    SARAH ANN FORBES THOMPSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Findings from this study will drive the development of interventions aimed at differing levels of communication, leadership, communication, and palliative care to improve end-of-life care for nursing home residents. ..
  39. FOCUS Hip Fracture Transfusion Trial: Delirium and Other Cognitive Outcomes
    Ann L Gruber Baldini; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This ancillary study examines whether transfusion helps prevent short-term (post- randomization) and long-term (30 day) changes in delirium. ..
  40. Improving use of peri-operative beta-blockers with a multidimentional QI program
    Andrew Auerbach; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The impact of this set of tools will be substantial as groups such as the NSQIP, SCIP, National Quality Forum, and Leapfrog Group continue to endorse PBB as a key strategy to reduce surgical morbidity and mortality. ..
  41. Violence Against Home Health and Hospice Workers
    Carri Casteel; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  42. 2008 NIFS Conference: Sowing the Wind with Safety and Health
    Dennis Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..4 injuries per 100 full time equivalents (FTE) and reduce occupational agricultural fatalities from 24.1 per 100 FTE to 16.0 per 100 FTE by 2010. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  43. Expert Decision-making in Exposure Assessment
    Gurumurthy Ramachandran; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The methodology will be developed using a large occupational exposure dataset from 3M Company, and probabilistic professional judgments obtained from occupational hygienists employed at 3M Company. ..
  44. Bloodborne Pathogen Risk in Home Healthcare Workers
    Robyn Gershon; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will improve our understanding of the risks facing home health care workers and allow us to focus our risk management energies and resources appropriately. ..
  45. Improving Care for the Dying: Transforming Patiens's Wi*
    John Combes; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..A tool will be developed to measure outcomes including length of stay, patient satisfaction and financial implications of hospital-based palliative care. ..
  46. Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?
    Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  47. User adjustable support surfaces for wheelchair comfort
    Douglas Hobson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In sub-task 4, these results will be compiled and submitted for an STTR phase II work continuation. All of these sub-tasks will assist in meeting the overall goal ..
  48. MIS RECEPTORS-NOVEL SERINE/THREONINE KINASE COMPONENTS
    Patricia Donahoe; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  49. A New Measure of Nursing Home Care Quality
    Marilyn Rantz; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  50. Data Sharing & Data Withholding Among Trainees in Scien*
    Eric Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Hypotheses will be tested using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques. Results will be disseminated through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings. ..
  51. IN VIVO IMAGING OF FORMATION OF HEPATIC METASTASES
    Jonathan Kruskal; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This project will allow identification of a series of in vivo steps that can be used to explore novel diagnostic and therapeutic probes in animal studies. ..
  52. REDUCING VIOLENCE AGAINST NURSING HOME CAREGIVERS
    Donna Gates; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Data analysis will also determine whether the intervention group demonstrated a significant difference in violence prevention skills than the control group. ..
  53. Colon Cancer Screening Augmented by Image Processing
    Michael Zalis; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed research will serve as basis for the design of a larger, screening-cohort evaluation of CTC using these image-processing techniques. ..
  54. Public Health Model to Promote Safe Elderly Driving
    Sherrilene Classen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  55. Post-accident earning and benefits adequacy and equity
    Emile Tompa; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The research in Part 2 will provide valuable insight into whether it is appropriate to treat temporary disability as a short-term phenomenon. ..
  56. Improving Safety and Quality with Outpatient Order Entry
    Tejal Gandhi; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Given the diversity of practices, these findings will be generalizable to other organizations and will speed the adoption of these systems. ..
  57. East Carolina University Master of Science in Occupational Safety Program
    Michael Behm; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This graduate training fulfills a need, both regionally and nationally, for graduate level trained safety practitioners. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  58. Developing School Based Treatment of ADHD Adolescents
    Steven Evans; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of this study will provide effect size data needed to project sample size for our clinical trial as well as generate hypotheses regarding treatment moderators and mediators. ..
  59. Epidemiology of Arboviral Encephalomyelitis in Houston
    Kristy Murray; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Her time will be directed toward completion of the specific aims of this proposal and her PhD. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. Community Health Intervention with Yakima Agricultural *
    Matthew Keifer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Academic Industry Relationships in Genetics
    Eric Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Results will be disseminated through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings. ..
  62. IMPACT OF AGING, ISCHEMIA AND CYTOKINES ON WOUND HEALING
    Thomas Mustoe; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  63. Therapeutic Computer Activity Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease
    Sunghee Tak; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Using a standardized videotape-recording protocol, data collection will occur at baseline, treatment, and one-week follow-up. A mixed model ANOVA (time as a repeated factor) will be used to assess changes in agitated behaviors. ..
  64. Renewing a Century of Committment to a Healthy, Safe & Prod Working Life
    M E BONNIE ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] A wide range of topics (>100) will be covered including those reflective of the NORA.[unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  65. Impact of Nurse Work Environment on Rural Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes
    Marianne Baernholdt; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  66. HEALTHY WORK ORGANIZATION--INTERVENTION EFFECTIVENESS
    DAVID DEJOY; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  67. EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR TUMOR HETEROGENEITY
    Roger Day; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Utilization of the Patient Encounter Interface in an ongoing training program for oncology residents, focused on patient management skills. ..
  68. Evaluation of the NAGCAT Tractor Guidelines
    Fadi Fathallah; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..It is anticipated that once the recommended revisions are incorporated into the NAGCAT, the risks of traumatic and fatal injuries to children due to tractor operation will be reduced. ..
  69. DEMOLITION AND ASTHMA IN CHICAGO PUBLIC HOUSING
    Samuel Dorevitch; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  70. Nurse Staffing, Financial Performance, Quality of Care
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  71. Pharmacotherapy for Minor Depression
    Andrew Nierenberg; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The results of this study will have profound public health implications by improving our understanding of the efficacy of SJW and standard antidepressants for the treatment of MinorD. ..
  72. A Model of Patient and Nursing Administration Outomes
    Barbara Mark; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  73. Exposure to Blood Among Home Health Care Nurses
    Jack Leiss; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Collaborating agency directors and home health care nurses, focus groups, and a pilot study will be used to design and test recruitment strategies that will ensure high response rates. [unreadable] [unreadable]..