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Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation

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Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation

SKU# 9780826169068

An Interprofessional Learning Model


  • Kathleen Gallo PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Lawrence G. Smith MD, MACP
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This book provides a dynamic and comprehensive interprofessional approach to building a culture of safety by using simulation across clinical and education spheres in healthcare... This is a comprehensive guide and resource for healthcare organizations, educators, and diverse interprofessional healthcare team members to use to improve patient safety efforts to adapt to the ever-changing, complex world of healthcare. Its practical application is pertinent in transforming the education and practice of medicine, nursing, and other health-related fields... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!

Patricia West, MS, BSN
Michigan State University College of Nursing
Doody's Medical Reviews

"[The authors] have brought together a core group of national leaders to produce what I think is a paradigm-busting book that will help to transform education at the graduate level in medicine, nursing, and all related fields. The book speaks expertly about the high fidelity of simulation training, the need for synthetic models, the adult learning theory behind the debriefÖit is a manifesto about where we must go as an interprofessional team, caring for the patient of the future."

From the Foreword, by David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health
Philadelphia, PA

This groundbreaking book reflects the accomplishments of an internationally recognized leader of innovation regarding interprofessional clinical learning through simulation. Based on the North Shore-LIJ Health System corporate university experience, the book describes how this organization used simulation to successfully tackle the major interprofessional health issue of our time: patient safety. This health system created a transformative simulation center that involves nurses, doctors, and related health professionals whose work in clinical teams has resulted in measurable improvements in all aspects of clinical decision-making, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skillsótoward the ultimate goal of improved patient safety.

Key Features:

  • Describes in detail a groundbreaking system of achieving patient safety that uses interprofessional clinical learning through simulation
  • Detailed case studies using concrete methods and examples illustrate the application of theory to practice
  • Presents simulations scalable to any size organization and for use by health care professionals in all specialties
  • Includes theoretical foundations and practical applications for teaching and learning
  • Focuses on interprofessional cooperation and learning

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 29, 2014
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826169068
  • EISBN 9780826169075

Table of Contents 

Part One: Call to Action: Improving Patient Safety

Introduction: Understanding and Using This Book

Chapter 1: Launching PSI: Establishing a Culture of Patient Safety

Chapter 2: Practical and Tactical Aspects of Debriefing

Chapter 3: Safety Hub: Research and Role of a Simulation Center in a System-wide Initiative to Reduce Sepsis

Part Two: Adult Interprofessional Teams

Chapter 4: Safety from the Outset: Creating an Interprofessional Team in a Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Chapter 5: More than Mock Codes: Simulation to Manage the Medically Ill Patient in a Psychiatric Setting

Chapter 6: Creating High-Fidelity and Hybrid Simulations for Residents in Emergency Medicine

Part Three Pediatric and Perinatal Interprofessional Teams

Chapter 7: Essential Maneuvers: Simulation as Part of a Long-Term Comprehensive Perinatal Safety Initiative

Chapter 8: Pediatric Emergencies: Targeted Programs and Crafted Scenarios

Chapter 9: Dimensions in Pediatrics Simulation: Teamwork and Communication

Part Four Special Topics

Chapter 10: Simulation Throughout: The Cardiology Fellows Program

Chapter 11: Strategy in Action: The Critical Care Nurse Fellowship

Chapter 12: Dancing with the Stones: In Situ Simulation for Lithotripsy

Chapter 13: “Don’t tell me to calm down!” De-escalation of the Agitated Patient in a Hospital Setting

Appendix: Patient Safety, Simulation, and Interprofessional Education Organizations