Theresa M Gallivan

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OBJECTIVE To identify and evaluate the systems failures that underlie errors causing adverse drug events (ADEs) and potential ADEs. DESIGN Systems analysis of events from a prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS All admissions to 11 medical and surgical units in two tertiary care hospitals over a 6-month period. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Errors, proximal(More)
BACKGROUND Communication breakdowns have been identified as a source of problems in complex work settings such as hospital-based healthcare. METHODS The authors conducted a multi-method study of change of shift handoffs between nurses, including interviews, survey, audio taping and direct observation of handoffs, posthandoff questionnaires, and archival(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the cardiovascular health needs of university students living in residence. A survey was administered to students living in residence at a university in Nova Scotia, Canada to identify eating patterns, physical activity, smoking behaviours and perceived stress. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and(More)
Shared risk link groups (SRLGs) have been defined and implemented in many network planning tools and routing protocols. A single SRLG represents one potential failure, and a large service provider's network could easily contain tens of thousands of potential failures. The greater the number of SRLGs, the more difficult it is to attain good performance from(More) 32 November 2011 Nursing Management he complexities of geriatric care in the hospital setting are well documented. Falls, pressure ulcers, disruptions in sleep and eating patterns, urinary incontinence, delirium, and medication reactions can lead to increased lengths of stay and increased patient and hospital costs.1 In addition,(More)
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