Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses / Edition 1

Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses / Edition 1

by Ann Page, Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309090679

ISBN-13: 9780309090674

Pub. Date: 02/27/2004

Publisher: National Academies Press

The Institute of Medicine presents its third study on how to keep patients safe from the combined effects of the complexities of the technologically driven, compartmentalized health care system and the fallibility of human health care providers, managers, and leadership within that system. Taking the perspective of nurses as the largest component of the health care…  See more details below

Overview

The Institute of Medicine presents its third study on how to keep patients safe from the combined effects of the complexities of the technologically driven, compartmentalized health care system and the fallibility of human health care providers, managers, and leadership within that system. Taking the perspective of nurses as the largest component of the health care workforce, it suggests how the work environment can provide optimum safety. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309090674
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
02/27/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
45
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
Ch. 1Nursing: Inseparably Linked to Patient Safety23
Ch. 2A Framework for Building Patient Safety Defenses into Nurses' Work Environments53
Ch. 3Nurses Caring for Patients: Who They Are, Where They Work, and What They Do65
Ch. 4Transformational Leadership and Evidence-Based Management107
Ch. 5Maximizing Workforce Capability161
Ch. 6Work and Workspace Design to Prevent and Mitigate Errors225
Ch. 7Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Safety285
Ch. 8Implementation Considerations and Needed Research312
App. ACommittee Membership and Study Process329
App. BInterdisciplinary Collaboration, Team Functioning and Patient Safety341
App. CWork Hour Regulation in Safety-Sensitive Industries384
Index

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