Philip Salen

St. Luke's University Health Network United States of America

Dr. Salen is an Emergency Medicine Attending Doctor and Core Academic Faculty Member at the St. Luke’s University Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency. He is the Director of Research for the St. Luke’s EM Residency and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Department of Emergency Medicine. A specialist in Emergency Medicine, he has co-authored more than 110 scholarly works including journal manuscripts, book chapters, electronic book chapters, abstracts, and photo publications. Dr. Salen is a member of multiple editorial and review boards. His areas of expertise include emergency medicine ultrasound, medical education, patient safety, gastroenteritis, feeding tube complications, radiation safety, and improving emergency medicine clinician communication and wellness.

Philip Salen

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Providing and enhancing high-quality, safe patient care is both a complex process and essential to healthcare evolution. Ranging from pre-hospital environments to clinical milieus in emergency departments, gastrointestinal procedure units, operating rooms, rehabilitation facilities, and critical care units, every element of complex clinical arenas offers opportunities for improvement, including promoting patient and staff safety, optimizing clinical outcomes, enhancing clinical cooperation between service providers, boosting care efficiency, and reducing excessive costs. This book discusses clinical infrastructures, theoretical advisements, cooperative team-building considerations, and an assortment of clinical principles essential to a better understanding of patient safety in the context of complex clinical care, both in and out of the hospital environment. In addition, this collection outlines strategies important to the effective incorporation of enhanced patient safety protocols and principles that are central to improving healthcare networks and systems. The principles, ideas, and challenges presented in this book apply to both resource-abundant and resource-limited environments as well as to global health networks, which continue to evolve with respect to their own unique challenges, cultures, and other characteristics. This book highlights different modes of healthcare delivery across diverse outpatient, prehospital, and inpatient settings with the aim of improving the patient experience while focusing on safety as an integral component of modern health care. The themes discussed in this volume focus on the core issues of distinguishing and promoting opportunities for the advancement of perpetual improvement of clinical practice among individuals and groups of practitioners as well as the importance of designing and implementing safety-centric institutional processes.

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