Using multidisciplinary rounds to improve patient safety through venous thromboembolism prevention awareness.
Karasin B, Maund C. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:428-431.
This study describes the use of multidisciplinary rounds to enhance venous thromboembolism prevention, an important patient safety target. Nurses reported on standardized questions during the review of each patient, analogous to a checklist, and gaps in prevention were reported back to physicians to rectify them. This approach is a team-based model to enhance inpatient safety and merits study of clinical outcomes.
Operating room briefings: working on the same page.
Makary MA, Holzmueller CG, Thompson D, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2006;32:351-355.
Antecedents of severe and nonsevere medication errors.
Chang YK, Mark BA. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2009;41:70-78.
Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence.
Dunn-Navarra AM, Cohen B, Stone PW, Pogorzelska M, Jordan S, Larson E. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26:30-38.
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