Beyond The Checklist

Author: Suzanne Gordon
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801465788
Size: 12,75 MB
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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. The coauthors of this book sought out the aviation professionals who made this transformation possible. Beyond the Checklist gives us an inside look at CRM training and shows how airline staff interaction that once suffered from the same dysfunction that too often undermines real teamwork in health care today has dramatically improved. Drawing on the experience of doctors, nurses, medical educators, and administrators, this book demonstrates how CRM can be adapted, more widely and effectively, to health care delivery. The authors provide case studies of three institutions that have successfully incorporated CRM-like principles into the fabric of their clinical culture by embracing practices that promote common patient safety knowledge and skills.They infuse this study with their own diverse experience and collaborative spirit: Patrick Mendenhall is a commercial airline pilot who teaches CRM; Suzanne Gordon is a nationally known health care journalist, training consultant, and speaker on issues related to nursing; and Bonnie Blair O'Connor is an ethnographer and medical educator who has spent more than two decades observing medical training and teamwork from the inside.

Beyond The Checklist

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology
Size: 11,82 MB
Format: PDF
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Beyond The Checklist

Author: United States House of Representatives
ISBN: 9781697547948
Size: 16,59 MB
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Beyond the checklist: addressing shortfalls in national pandemic influenza preparedness: hearing before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, September 26, 2007.

Due Diligence In China

Author: Kwek Ping Yong
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118469054
Size: 15,27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A plain-English guide that demystifies the business landscape inChina from a due diligence point of view Due diligence is crucial to any business deal, and, thankfully,due diligence research has come a long way over the years. Whatused to be a cumbersome, time-consuming process has beenstandardized and systemized with generally accepted auditingframeworks and tools, such as the all-important auditing"checklists." But when it comes to doing due diligence in China,with its opaque regulatory system and byzantine accountingstandards, all bets are off. In this book an acknowledged expert inthe field takes you beyond the checklists to arm you withChina-specific due diligence strategies, tools and techniques thatgo beyond what is typically part of the process. Gives a detailed account of why conventional frameworks used inthe west simply don't work in China Provides first-hand accounts based on the author's years ofexperience as a private equity professional doing deals inChina Reviews, in-depth, the unique differences between corporationsand businesses in China and those in the West and theirimplications for the due diligence process Uses numerous case studies to guide the reader through anentire due diligence process for a firm in China

The Checklist Manifesto

Author: Atul Gawande
Editor: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1429953381
Size: 10,30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

The Checklist

Author: Vince Clifford
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456864651
Size: 20,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Managing Beyond The Ordinary

Author: Charles H. Kepner
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608440486
Size: 18,91 MB
Format: PDF
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IN A BUSINESS WORLD full of extraordinary pressures and complex processes, great managers never go it alone. To get the job done right they rely on collaboration. Collaboration is the key to fixing complicated problems, improving your organization, and achieving extraordinary results that are noticed and rewarded. It's the ability to get every employee on board, pooling their knowledge, skills, information, and creativity. And it's a specialized skill that rarely comes naturally. Managing Beyond the Ordinary supplies the hands-on, how-to guidance every manager needs to master the principles and process of collaboration. It offers fresh insights into how to collaborate, and concrete proof as to why this seemingly simple process yields such amazing results. Filled with dozens of instructive, real-life stories and how-to-do-it checklists, the book outlines 10 essential "tasks" that managers must undertake to achieve superior results. As an extraordinary manager, you'll learn how to: Set the context for resolution of the issue - is it strategic or operational in nature Understand the problem you're confronting before leaping into action. Clarify what you really hope to get done, and if there's a better way to do it. Figure out what you need to know and who has the best information. Investigate an issue from every angle and even/ perspective. Know without a doubt what's causing a problem. Identify every issue related to the problem, as well as the main problem itself. Gather the best ideas to cull from when drafting your action plan. Create a workable plan based on what you now know. Fine-tune your plan to make it as good as it can possibly be. Communicate your plan to others so that they accept it and support it. Managing Beyond the Ordinary takes the mystery out of collaboration. It shows you how to get others to address problems and solutions creatively, how to motivate them to want to help, how to lead them through the process successfully. Discover for yourself how "one person or group, collaborating and managing beyond the ordinary, can make a substantial difference." CHARLES H. KEPNER, PH.D., is president and chairman of Kepner Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in collaboration, productivity research, and consulting. Prior to founding this firm in 1983, Dr. Kepner was the Vice Chairman of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., an internationally renowned management development firm he co-founded in 1958. He is the author of The Rational Manager and Analytic Trouble Shooting, and co-author of The NEW Rational Manager. Dr. Kepner lives in Kensington, California. HIROTSUGU IIKUBO is president and owner of Decision Systems, Inc. He previously held positions with several American corporations in Japan, and was managing director of Kepner-Tregoe (Japan) for 11 years. Mr. likubo is the author of six books in Japanese on management. He lives in Tokyo."

Global Age Friendly Cities

Author: World Health Organization
Editor: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547308
Size: 13,40 MB
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The guide is aimed primarily at urban planners, but older citizens can use it to monitor progress towards more age-friendly cities. At its heart is a checklist of age-friendly features. For example, an age-friendly city has sufficient public benches that are well-situated, well-maintained and safe, as well as sufficient public toilets that are clean, secure, accessible by people with disabilities and well-indicated. Other key features of an age-friendly city include: well-maintained and well-lit sidewalks; public buildings that are fully accessible to people with disabilities; city bus drivers who wait until older people are seated before starting off and priority seating on buses; enough reserved parking spots for people with disabilities; housing integrated in the community that accommodates changing needs and abilities as people grow older; friendly, personalized service and information instead of automated answering services; easy-to-read written information in plain language; public and commercial services and stores in neighbourhoods close to where people live, rather than concentrated outside the city; and a civic culture that respects and includes older persons.

Best Practice Guide For Compiling Maintaining And Disseminating National Species Checklists

Editor: GBIF
ISBN: 8792020488
Size: 18,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fraud Risk Assessment

Author: Tommie W. Singleton
Editor: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 1118021789
Size: 16,92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 170

Praise for the Fourth Edition of Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting "Tommie and Aaron Singleton have made important updates to a book I personally rely very heavily upon: Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting (FAFA). In the newest edition, they take difficult topics and explain them in straightforward actionable language. All my students benefitted from reading the third edition of the FAFA to better understand the issues and area of fraud and forensic accounting. With their singular focus on understandability and practicality, this Fourth Edition of the book makes a very important contribution for academics, researchers, practitioners, and students. Bravo!"—Dr. Timothy A. Pearson, Director, Division of Accounting, West Virginia University, Executive Director, Institute for Fraud Prevention "Finally someone has written a book that combines fraud examination and forensic accounting. The authors have clearly explained both in their earlier edition and now they have enhanced the first with additional materials. The order in which the material is presented is easy to grasp and logically follows the 'typical' fraud examination from the awareness that something is wrong to the court case. The explanatory materials presented aid this effort by being both well placed within the book and relevant to the narrative." —Dr. Douglas E. Ziegenfuss, Chair and Professor, Department of Accounting, Old Dominion University "Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting is a masterful compilation of the concepts found in this field. The organization of the text with the incorporation of actual cases, facts, and figures provides a logical and comprehensive basis for learning the intricacies of fraud examination and forensic accounting. The authors successfully blend the necessary basics with advanced principles in a manner that makes the book an outstanding resource for students and professionals alike."—Ralph Q. Summerford, President of Forensic/Strategic Solutions, PC