The Patient Safety Officer's Handbook
Congratulations! Your hospital’s patient safety committee has just named you leader…now what do you do?
The Joint Commission updates its National Patient Safety Goals each year. CMS is sharpening its focus on improving patient safety and reducing errors. For the patient safety officer, keeping up with these accrediting bodies and helping staff members deliver the highest quality of patient care can be challenging. You know that your hospital strives to improve patient safety, but are its efforts producing the best results? You know that your staff wants to provide the best care possible, but how can they overcome challenges? Hospital leaders, fellow staff members, and many others will be looking to you for answers to these tough questions.
The Patient Safety Officer's Handbook is here to help, full of proven tools, useful information, and advice from the field that can ease your role as the point person for patient safety. Inside you’ll find:
- Advice for keeping the focus on safety at your hospital – including getting the all-important buy-in from directors and physicians.
- Tips for building or re-energizing your patient safety committee
- At-a-glance information about The Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals and standards requirements, compliance information, and CMS patient safety measures.
- Sample polices, forms, and tools including a sample patient safety plan, staff training tools, and more!
This book also includes a bonus CD-ROM with customizable tools you can put to use immediately!
The Patient Safety Officer’s Handbook contains everything you need to build a strong patient safety committee and hospital-wide culture of safety. Why wait, order your copy today!
Meet the AuthorLisa Khanna, RN, BSN, is a patient safety officer at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA. Her duties include promoting a culture of safety, ensuring that staff members are staying current with The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals, and collecting and aggregating patient-safety related data, among other items. During her career Khanna has worked as a nurse in both staff and supervisory roles at various institutions as well as the Quality Improvement Coordinator and the Director of Quality at two other Massachusetts facilities.
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