Vol. 4 No. 3 (2022): Patient Safety-September 2022
The September 2022 issue of Patient Safety is now available to read and download at no charge.
In addition to celebrating the third anniversary of our journal, this month we recognize World Patient Safety Day with articles focused on the theme “Medication Without Harm,” and World Cancer Research Day with articles about improving care for oncology patients.
- Medication safety experts at the Patient Safety Authority and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia answer readers’ questions about meds, such as “How can I dispose of unused pills safely?” and “How do I measure my medication?”
- Lucy Bocknek et al. studied events concerning duplicate medication orders, investigating the causes and providing strategies to protect patients.
- Ioana Popescu offers a look at patient safety reporting in Canada and improvements they have implemented that may serve as a model for other healthcare systems.
- We asked oncologist Dr. Joe Jacobson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, about the challenges facing patients and clinicians in navigating complex diagnoses and healthcare systems, and how we might face them in the future.
- Cassandra Vonnes and Cindy Tofthagen outline a quality improvement initiative designed to better manage delirium in hospitalized cancer patients.
- Charles Pilcher and Mark Graber share how lessons learned in malpractice settlements can be leveraged to prevent future harm.
This edition also includes an important safety alert about harm caused by improper use of wheelchairs, the results of a culture of safety survey that initiated change at a healthcare facility, and a deeply personal account from a surgical resident on the impact of clinician burnout.
Patient Safety is fully open access (no fees for authors or readers). We welcome submissions from all over the world. If your work can help advance patient safety, please send us your next manuscript. Please also share this journal and its articles with your colleagues and acquaintances.