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Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 6/3/2016.
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The Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement provides a basic framework of many common principles in patient safety and quality improvement to a broad market of medical students and residents, nurses, patient safety officers and pharmacists. Chapters address a practical and multidisciplinary overview of patient safety in complex health care systems, and each concept is introduced using a clinical vignette. The text introduces models, measurements and tools to assess patient safety and quality improvement, and it discusses types of medical errors, how to respond to adverse events, and potential solutions. 
  • Addresses PS/QI in specific clinical settings (radiology, emergency room, surgery, ambulatory)       
  • Templated chapters, beginning with clinical vignettes, introduce PS/QI concepts in a relatable manner       
  • Written by advocates in patient safety/quality improvement       
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation 
  • Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
The Washington Manual® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by Wolters Kluwer under license from Washington University.

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