Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Patient Safety-March 2022
Our March 2022 issue is now available to read and download at no charge at PatientSafetyJ.com—just in time for Patient Safety Awareness Week!
This annual recognition event is about reminding everyone of the importance of making healthcare safer for patients and personnel, sharing lessons learned, recognizing the progress we’ve made, and inspiring change. We designed this journal to help achieve these goals, all year round. In this issue, we celebrate some of our successes and the people who made them possible with a roundup of the 2022 I AM Patient Safety Award winners. We hope you will read and promote their impactful stories and accomplishments, and join us in honoring these healthcare heroes.
Other highlights include
- Have you ever wanted to share your quality improvement study, but didn’t know where to start? It’s easier than you think, and we have a guide to help you on the road to publication.
- Wrong-site surgery is considered a “never” event, meaning it should never happen. Yet, it does. Here are some of the reasons why, and ways to prevent it.
- Around a half-million tonsillectomies are performed every year, but even routine surgeries carry risk.
- Researchers share how a hospital in Japan increased event reporting among physicians—which may help you implement a similar intervention.
- A close look at the factors leading to tracheostomy and laryngectomy airway safety events and strategies to prevent them, and how a major health system worked to improve the quality of tracheostomy care.
- Researchers analyze serious medication errors in emergency departments and discuss measures to prevent them.
- This community program puts patients in the role of mentors, to teach medical students something they can’t learn in a classroom: empathy.
If you missed our first online-only issue in January, dedicated to pharmacy practice and education, you can find it here. The next special issue of Patient Safety will focus on clinician burnout, fatigue, and depression. We are accepting manuscript submissions on this timely theme until May 31, 2022. If you have something you would like to contribute that can raise awareness of burnout and advance solutions and strategies, please send it to us!
We are always open to submissions from anywhere in the world for any of our regular, quarterly issues: original research articles, focused reviews, perspectives, commentaries, quality improvement studies, or other manuscripts related to that will advance patient safety. Thank you to our dedicated authors and readers around the globe, and to our peer reviewers, editorial board members, and Patient Safety Authority staff for joining with us in improving and saving lives.