This book presents a clinically tested, patient safety model for healthcare system leaders, middle-managers, and administrators to build their patient safety program and to help sustain, renew, or obtain accreditation. The Myers' Patient Safety Model presents an organised approach to promoting patient safety and obtaining accreditation.
The author provides detailed explanations of why medical errors still occur in accredited hospitals, and provides the much needed organisation-wide steps to prevent these errors and enhance patient safety for improved outcomes. The book links all aspects of patient safety with accreditation standards at the national level, and also discusses efforts to globalise accreditation criteria and procedures.
Sharon Ann Myers, MSN, MBA, is Director Quality Management (QM) and Patient Safety (PS), King Khalid National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She has since implemented QM and PS at 4 National Guard hospitals in 3 regions while administrating risk management, utilisation management, JCI accreditation, education and special education programs. In addition, she is Senior Consultant to the Makkah Region Quality Program and Consultant to the Central Board Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions, Saudi Arabia. Previous positions include Assistant Director of Nursing/CNS, Johns Hopkins University Continuing Care Center (a 280-bed facility), where she led the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations (JCAHO) accreditation effort. She was Quality Assessment Director/Education Coordinator in hospitals in Saudi Arabia (where she led 12 teams through JCI accreditation process), Clinical Educator, Nurse Clinician and Supervisor, Head Nurse, and Captain (w/3 duty tours for the USAF). She has published in the peer reviewed literature, has authored 4 self-learning modules for RN Continuing Education, is international publications content reviewer for HCPro in patient safety, and author of Global Education, Stay Ready: Tools to Maintain JCI Accreditation (HCPro). She is a Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow American Institute Quality, Certified Professional Healthcare Quality Manager, and Certified Professional Healthcare Risk Manager. She is a member of: ISQUA (International Society for Quality in Healthcare), NAHQ (National Association Healthcare Quality), ASHRM (American Society Healthcare Risk Management), and AONE (American Organisation of Nurse Executives).