Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry by Geetha JayaramPracticing Patient Safety in Psychiatry by Geetha Jayaram

Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry

byGeetha Jayaram

Paperback | July 3, 2015

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Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry is an expertly written, ready-to-use practical book on patient safety that focuses on how to carefully (and courteously) treat patients in psychiatric care settings. Focusing on issues of clinical leadership, strategic planning, and how to preventlapses, oversights and errors, Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry is designed for easy reading and reference.Building upon case-based questions and guidance, Dr. Geetha Jayaram and her team of contributors provide extensive clinical experience to highlight patient care aspects that are most problematic for practicing clinicians and nurses who wish to improve upon the culture of safety in their respectiveunits of service.
Dr. Geetha Jayaram has been the Physician Advisor for the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 21 years, and the Chair of the International Patient Safety committee for the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Jayaram is an outstanding clinician who has taught patient safety to residents and faculty for two decades. ...
Title:Practicing Patient Safety in PsychiatryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.91 × 5 × 0.91 inPublished:July 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199971765

ISBN - 13:9780199971763

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Table of Contents

Joel Yager: Foreword1. Geetha Jayaram: Introduction to Patient Safety2. Geetha Jayaram: The Physician Advisor's Role in Contemporary Psychiatry3. Geetha Jayaram: Hand-offs in Psychiatry4. Geetha Jayaram: Suicide Risk Management and Prevention5. Geetha Jayaram and Brian Pinto: Medication Errors in Psychiatry: An Examination of Error Proneness of Psychotropic Medications6. Irving Reti, Melinda Walker, Kathy Pulia, Geetha Jayaram, and Frank Mondimore: Safety Considerations for Electroconvulsive Therapy7. O. Joseph Bienvenu and Geetha Jayaram: Psychiatric Problems in Patients in the General Hospital8. Geetha Jayaram: Avoiding Restraints and Seclusion Use9. Geetha Jayaram: Root Cause Analysis10. Geetha Jayaram: Planning for Preventing Elopements11. Geetha Jayaram: Miscellaneous Problems in Patient Safety

Editorial Reviews

"This book, if followed, is a big step towards zero suicides on psychiatric units. As a psychiatric malpractice lawyer, I depose more corporate representatives of psychiatric hospitals than anyone in the United States. If a risk manager or hospital administrator reads this book, follows thesage advice provided, and staff documents the advice was followed, hospitals and clinicians will avoid being sued. It is just that simple: just do it." --Skip Simpson, JD, Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX