Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Manual of Patient Safety for nursing

Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient care, not only in health care facilities but also community-based care and the care performed by family members. That is why we echo a publication of 2008 of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHQR) that may be useful for nurses to select techniques and interventions with proven effecacy.

The publication of 1 400 pages, is titled Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.

It is structured in the following sections:

- Patient Safety and Quality
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Patient-Centered Care
- Work Conditions and Work Environment
- Critical Opportunities for Patient Safety and Quality
- Tools

It is a complete, clear, scientific and practical book.

Hughes RG (ed.). Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses. (Prepared with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, March 2008.

Contribution by Jesús Moreno, a nurse. Entrimo Health Center (Terrachan), Spain.
English version by Erika Céspedes

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