Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 24, 2006: Focus on Patient Safety

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

Supporting the urgent need for new patient safety guidelines and practices, Focus on Patient Safety, provides the most current and authoritative research and review to help decision makers develop new and much-needed standards and practices in nursing. With contributions from experts in the field, this new up-to-date reference focuses on key disciplines and topics that are critical to patient safety today including:

  • Patient safety indicators
  • Medication errors
  • Falls and injury prevention
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Patient safety in acute-care units in hospitals
  • Medications in the perioperative environment
  • Home visit programs for the elderly
  • Nursing homes
  • Informatics issues
  • Organizational, climate, and culture factors

From new and emerging issues in patient safety to a review of research methods and measurement, this new 24th volume in the Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series continues to provide the highest standards of content and authoritative review of research for students, researchers, and clinicians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826141361
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/14/2006
  • Series: Annual Review of Nursing Research , #24
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature, is senior editor for Springer's revived Nursing Leadership and Management Series and just stepped down as senior editor for Springer's Annual Review of Nursing Research Series. Her most recent Springer books are The Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Leader: Essentials of Program Development and Implementation for Clinical Practice; 201 Careers in Nursing; Encyclopedia of Nursing Research 3e, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach (with Jones & Rogers).

Patricia W. Stone, PhD, MPH, RN, is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Dean and Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

  1. Contributors

    Preface

    Part I: Introduction

  2. The Intersection of Patient Safety and Nursing Research, Patricia Hinton Walker, Gaya Carlton, Lela Holden, Patricia W. Stone
  3. Part II: Patient Safety Indicators

  4. Medication-Related Errors: A Literature Review of Incidence and Antecedents, Gaya Carlton and Mary A. Blegen
  5. Falls and Injury Prevention, Leanne M. Currie
  6. Hospital-Acquired Infections as Patient Safety Indicators, Ann Marie B. Peterson and Patricia Hinton Walker
  7. Part III: Setting-Specific Patient Safety Research

  8. Patient Safety in Hospital Acute Care Units, Mary A. Blegen
  9. Medication Safety within the Perioperative Environment, Linda J. Wanzer and Rodney W. Hicks
  10. Nurse Home Visit Programs for the Elderly, Karen Dorman Marek and Carol Dean Baker
  11. Nursing Home Safety: A Review of the Literature, Jill Scott-Cawiezell and Amy Vogelsmeier
  12. Part IV: Energing Issues in Patient Safety

  13. Informatics for Patient Safety: A Nursing Research Perspective, Suzanne Bakken
  14. Organizational Climate and Culture Factors, Sean P. Clarke
  15. Methodologies Used in Nursing Research Designed to Improve Patient Safety, Elizabeth Merwin and Deirdre Thornlow
  16. Part V: International Nursing Research

  17. Nursing Research in Ireland, Geraldine McCarthy, Josephine Hegarty, Dawn O'Sullivan
  18. Index

    Contents of Previous 10 Volumes

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