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Quality and Safety in Women's Health


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1. Office safety Ty B. Erickson and Amber D. Masse; 2. Electronic fetal monitoring and patient safety David Miller; 3. Patient safety in the outpatient setting Roger Smith and Mark D. Pearlman; 4. Principles for the safe use of electrosurgery Fidel A. Valea; 5. The obstetric-gynecologic hospitalist Christopher C. Swain and Alan M. Dulit; 6. Transparency and disclosure Sandra Koch; 7. Surgical checklists John Wachtel and Abraham Lichtmacher; 8. What is a high-reliability organization? Joseph C. Gambone and John P. Keats; 9. Powerful tools for quality improvement John P. Keats; 10. Simulation and drills Shad Deering; 11. Rapid response in obstetrics Allison R. Durica and Elizabeth S. McCuin; 12. Regulatory and legal implications Mark S. Defrancesco; 13. Patient safety: a patient's perspective Pamela K. Scarrow; 14. Safety programs in a community hospital - evidence-based medicine meets the realities of private practice Holly S. Puritz; 15. Improving perinatal safety in an integrated healthcare system Hans P. Cassagnol and Harry Mateer; 16. Fatigue and safety Peter A. Schwartz, James W. Saxton and Maggie M. Finkelstein; 17. Just culture in women's health services Michael E. Barfield, Margaret Sturdivant and Karen Frush; 18. Medication safety in obstetrics and gynecology Roseann Richards and Angela Brenner; 19. Improving patient safety through team training Christian M. Pettker and Edmund F. Funai; 20. A systems-based approach to shoulder dystocia safety William A. Grobman; 21. Creating a learning culture: debriefing and root-cause analysis Nancy Chescheir; 22. Safe patient handoffs Diana Behling and Bonnie Dattel; 23. Using clinical scenarios to teach patient safety Dotun Ogunyemi, Bruce B. Ettinger and Steve Rad; 24. Quality and safety in medical education: implementing a curriculum of patient safety and quality improvement in medical education Dotun Ogunyemi.

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Designed for providers of women's healthcare, this guides those implementing QI programs with emphasis on Obstetrics and Gynecology practice.

About the Author

Thomas Ivester, M.D., M.P.H is Professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill. Dr Ivester serves as Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Medical Affairs for UNC Hospitals. His work heavily emphasizes healthcare quality and patient safety. Patrice M. Weiss, M.D., FACOG is Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Virginia Tech University Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA and Chief Medical Officer, Carilion Clinic. Dr Weiss serves as Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee. Paul A. Gluck, M.D. is in private group practice in Miami and is a clinical associate professor at the University of Miami. Dr Gluck is past chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and the Subcommittee on Patient Safety. He has served as the director of ACOG's Voluntary Review of Quality of Care program and as a member of the committees on Course Coordination and Nominations. He has been an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association, an ex officio member of the Committee on Professional Liability, and a participant in the ACOG Patient Safety Summit.

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