This handbook provides tools for designing a structure for a management system, as well as the tools for documenting processes within it. The starting point is based on current safety research.
The book is designed for medical professionals, managers, project members, politicians, public officials, and executives-all who work with patient safety matters. The content shows a new way to healthcare management, presenting an alternative approach together with concrete advice on how healthcare executives and practitioners can begin to think and act differently in order to provide safe healthcare.
"The book describes how a process oriented management system, already well established in other safety critical industries, can be used in the healthcare industry to ensure patient safety. The principles of the management system are rooted in Safety 2 and the book gives practical. detailed instructions on how to create such a system, with processes that map out 'work as done'. The book also explains how healthcare differs from other industries and describes how to implement a safety management system within a healthcare organisation. Leadership, culture and learning also have central roles to play in patient-safe care and the author explains how the management system must work with these three elements.
Aside from this, I particularly like the practical nature of the book and the way you give detailed instructions so it can serve as a manual for creating and implementing a management system, based on learning from other industries and the principles of Safety 2. I've seen other people advocate for the use of a safety management system in healthcare, but you have taken it much further than that. I've certainly not seen anyone giving such detail on the practical steps to take to create one."
Chairman at Patient Safety Learning. Chief Executive at Perfect Ward