"Beyond the Checklist" E-Book Available at MCW Libraries

In a recent "Monday Morning with the Dean" message, Dr. Kerschner talked about MCW's commitment to safety and quality - a commitment that reaches across all departments.  Safety and quality are particularly important in direct patient care, and improvements in these areas can lead to better outcomes and healthier people. 

In order to help support quality and safety at MCW, the MCW Libraries work to provide relevant services and resources.  To this end, we recently purchased the book "Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety" by Suzanne Gordon, Patrick Mendenhall, and Bonnie Blair O'Connor.  "Beyond the Checklist" is now available to MCW as an e-book, allowing MCW-affiliated users to access it from anywhere! 

Amazon.com describes the book as follows:

"The U.S. healthcare system is now spending many millions of dollars to improve 'patient safety' and 'inter-professional practice.' Nevertheless, an estimated 100,000 patients still succumb to preventable medical errors or infections every year. How can health care providers reduce the terrible financial and human toll of medical errors and injuries that harm rather than heal?

Beyond the Checklist argues that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork. In response to a series of human-error caused crashes, the airline industry developed the system of job training and information sharing known as Crew Resource Management (CRM). Under the new industry-wide system of CRM, pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews now communicate and cooperate in ways that have greatly reduced the hazards of commercial air travel."

Read "Beyond the Checklist" now!

(Author Susan Gordon was also recently mentioned in the AAMC "News and Leadership Announcements" newsletter, for her Boston Globe opinion piece "Medical Staff Needs to Lose the Tie and the Rings.")

For more information on this new e-book, please contact the Library Reference Desk at (414) 955-8302 or asklib@mcw.edu.   

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