[PHNURSES] AHRQ-Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based
Handbook for Nurses.
Mary Pat Couig
mpcouig at comcast.net
Thu May 15 08:55:40 PDT 2008
Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient
care-not only in the hospital or ambulatory treatment facility, but also of
community-based care and the care performed by family members. Nurses need
to know what proven techniques and interventions they can use to enhance
To address this need, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has
prepared a comprehensive, 1,400-page, handbook for nurses on patient safety
and quality-Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for
Nurses. (AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043).
Experts in the field reviewed the literature, and their contributions are
grouped into these sections:
Safety and Quality
ities> Opportunities for Patient Safety and Quality
The direct link to the book is at www.ahrq.gov/qual/nurseshdbk
Mary Pat Couig, MPH, RN, FAAN
Special Projects Coordinator
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