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Patient Safety Pocket Guide, Third Edition

Patient Safety Pocket Guide, Third Edition

ISBN# 9781599407081

Loaded with tips and tools to identify critical patient safety issues at the bedside!

April 2012. 28 pages. Soft cover. Spiral-bound. Sold in packs of 5.

Bulk Pricing Discounts
QuantityUnit Price
1 - 15 $39.00
16 - 50 $35.10
51 - 100 $33.15
101 - 500 $31.20
501 + $29.25
Product Description

Product Description

Patient Safety Pocket Guide, Third Edition, will help keep the frontline health care provider up to date on today's critical patient safety issues. Loaded with tips and tools, the Patient Safety Pocket Guide helps staff to identify and prevent critical patient safety issues, including patient falls, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), suicide prevention, medication reconciliation and more.
Sold in 5-packs, these pocket guides are an ideal way to educate staff members and leave them with easy-to-access and understand patient safety references.
Key Topics:
  • Health care-associated infections 
  • Medications
  • Falls
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Suicide 
Key Features: 
  • Lists of relevant Joint Commission standards and requirements 
  • Professional tips and tools 
Standards: National Patient Safety Goals (NSPG), Medication Management (MM), Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC), Performance Improvement (PI)
Setting: All settings 
Key Audience: Frontline staff, patient safety officers, nurses, clinicians, risk managers, accreditation managers, staff educators  
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Section 1: Infections
• Standard Precautions
•  Effective Hand Hygiene
•  Influenza Vaccination for Staff
•  Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
•  Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)
•  Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)
Section 2: Medications
•  Medication Reconciliation
•  Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Medications
•  High-Risk Medications
Section 3: Falls
•  Fall Risk Assessment
    – Morse Fall Scale
    – Hendrich II Fall Risk Model
•  Medications Associated with Fall Risk
Section 4: Pressure Ulcers
•  Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment
•  Pressure Ulcer Prevention Strategies
    – Skin Care
    – Repositioning
    – Nutrition
Section 5: Suicide Prevention
•  Suicide Risk Assessment
    – Modified SAD PERSONS Scale
    – Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
• Environmental Concerns