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Patient Safety and Managing Risk in Nursing
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Patient Safety and Managing Risk in Nursing



November 2013 | 200 pages | Learning Matters

Patient safety is a predominant feature of quality healthcare and something that every patient has the right to expect.  As a nurse, you must consider the safety of the patient as paramount in every aspect of your role; and it is now an increasingly important topic in pre-registration nursing programmes. This book aims to provide you with a greater understanding of how to manage patient safety and risk in your practice. The book focuses on the essentials that you need to know, and therefore provides a clear pathway through what can sometimes seem an overwhelmingly complex mass of rules, procedures and possible options.

Key features:

·         A practical introduction to patient safety and risk management written specifically for nurses and nursing students

·         Case studies and scenarios help you to apply patient safety and risk management principles to actual practice

·         Each chapter is mapped to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so that you can see how you are meeting the professional requirements

·         Activities throughout help you to think critically and reflect on practice.

 
Introduction
 
Patient Safety and Quality
 
Risk and Healthcare
 
Accidents and Incidents - What Went Wrong?
 
Medicine Administration and Safety
 
Raising Concerns: Safeguarding the Vulnerable
 
The Nurse: Accountability and Professional Regulation
 
Human Error: Systems and Human Factors in Patient Safety
 
Measuring Patient Safety and Satisfaction
 
The Influence of Leadership and Culture in Managing Incidents
 
Patient Safety - What Next?

this book is essential for novice nurses and provides a good understanding of how to manage patient safety and risk in clinical practice, easy to read and relates extensively to the governing bodies.

Ms carol-anne westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
January 19, 2016

Another excellent book from the Transforming Nursing Practice series. Well laid out, easy to read and full of helpful activities that are relevant to practice and assist in helping students to understand and apply the risk management principles to their own practice

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 12, 2015

A helpful, informative text . The text will help students to explore the role of the professional nurse in terms of managing risk in clinical practice. Issues of communication, assessment, Human factors and quality of care have been covered. The information is presented in a clear , logical and visually appealing way. I would recommend this book to all my students.

Miss Delyth Meirion Owen
Faculty of Health (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
September 4, 2015

An useful review of several topics relevant to patient safety with application to nursing. I thought the interactive activities were very helpful.

Dr Lesley Price
Nursing & Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
May 26, 2015

useful for all types of health care professions

Ms Sheila Stott
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
March 18, 2015

This book is succinct and full of key information. I deem it vital for our Quality and Safety Module.

Mr Lee Smith
Department of Healthcare Practice, Bedfordshire University
December 21, 2014

Recommended this textfor students inthe thrid year working on preesebtaion based on this risk managing...

Miss Rachel Hart
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
November 27, 2014

Easy to read and the content is very relevant for health and social care students

Tracy Ross
Department of Health, Social Care, Glyndwr University
October 3, 2014

This book is very useful and I found it helpful for my students, accordingly, I put it in the course syllabus as a supplementary material to be used by the students because it covers some of the items in the course contents. the students were advised to buy the book as supplemental to the required textbook. thank you

Dr Maysoon Abdalrahim
Faculty of Nursing, Univ. of Jordan
September 21, 2014

A good introduction to patient safety.

Mrs Gerri Nevin
Skills and simulation, Birmingham City University
July 29, 2014

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Melanie Fisher

Melanie Fisher LLM (Medical Law), MA (Education and Practice), PGDE, BSc (Hons), RN, ONC is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader, Pre-Registration Health Studies, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. Melanie Fisher has worked in Higher Education for 13 years. Prior to this she worked in Adult Nursing predominantly in Trauma and Orthopaedics before taking up leadership and management roles which incorporated managing risk, promoting patient safety and developing practice. Melanie has a keen interest in medical and healthcare law and she has also worked with strategic commissioners as a patient... More About Author

Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott, LLM (Medical Law), PGDAPL, BSc, RN is Senior Lecturer and acting Programme Leader, Pre-Registration Health Studies, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has recently been accepted as a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. Margaret Scott has 29 years’ nursing experience having worked predominantly in operating departments and anaesthetics prior to moving into nurse education.  She is very safety focused due to working for many years in such a high-risk work environment and is committed to raising awareness and making a difference in providing safer care. More About Author

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