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Quality and Safety in Nursing : A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes



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Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes is the first comprehensive text of its kind devoted to the nursing community's role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, the book brings together information from various loci and expertly situates it within the continuum of nursing education and practice. Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into four sections. The first section links the national initiative for quality and safety to its origins in the IOM report. Section two defines each of the six QSEN competencies in turn, provides instruction on acquiring the skills needed to achieve each competency, and constructs a framework for implementation. Section three further defines implementation strategies in formal education as well as transition into practice. The final section of the book looks toward the future of public policy and global initiatives in improving health care outcomes. A key resource for academics and clinicians alike, Quality and Safety in Nursing is an essential addition to the library of nurse leaders across the globe.

Author Biography

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor of Pediatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Quality and Safety: An Overviewp. 1
Driving Forces for Quality and Safety: Changing Mindsets to Improve Health Carep. 3
Policy Implications Driving National Quality and Safety Initiativesp. 23
A National Initiative: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)p. 49
Quality and Safety Competencies: The QSEN Projectp. 65
Patient-Centered Carep. 67
Teamwork and Collaborationp. 91
Quality Improvementp. 113
Evidence-Based Practicep. 133
Safetyp. 149
Informaticsp. 171
Strategies to Build a Culture of Quality and Safetyp. 189
The Imperative to Transform Education to Transform Practicep. 191
Narrative Teaching Strategies to Foster Quality and Safetyp. 211
Integrating Quality and Safety Competencies in Simulationp. 227
Interprofessional Approaches to Quality and Safety Educationp. 251
New Graduate Transition into Practice: Improving Quality and Safetyp. 267
Leadership to Create Changep. 289
Creating Cultures of Excellence: Transforming Organizationsp. 305
Quality and Safety: Global Issues and Strategiesp. 323
Appendixesp. 341
Prelicensure Competenciesp. 341
Graduate Competenciesp. 351
Delphi Study Resultsp. 363
Glossaryp. 377
Indexp. 397ÿþ
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