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Author Peters, George A., 1924-

Title Medical error and patient safety : human factors in medicine / George A. Peters, Barbara J. Peters
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 233 pages)
Contents Introduction -- General concepts -- Medical services -- Medical devices -- Analysis -- Human factors -- Management errors -- Communications -- Drug delivery
Summary Considers the potential for error and the possibility for improvement in every aspect of healthcare. Examines vulnerabilities in medical services, including emergency services, healthcare facilities, and infection control. Covers risks in medical devices and product design; human factors such as fatigue and stress; management errors; errors in communication at all levels of the healthcare hierarchy; as well as mistakes in drug delivery including faulty labels and warnings.--ERGONOMICSnetBASE description
Notes Companion v. to: Human error. 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical errors -- Prevention.
Patients -- Safety measures.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Safety Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Peters, Barbara J., 1950-
Peters, George A., 1924- Human error
ISBN 1420064797 (electronic bk.)
9781420064797 (electronic bk.)