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; the Peri-operative environment; the Operating room environment; home visit programs for the elderly; nursing homes; informatics issues; and, 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.
Contributors; Preface; Part I: Introduction; * The Intersection of Patient Safety and Nursing Research, Patricia Hinton Walker, Gaya Carlton, Lela Holden, Patricia W. Stone; Part II: Patient Safety Indicators; * Medication-Related Errors: A Literature Review of Incidence and Antecedents, Gaya Carlton & Mary A. Blegen; * Falls and Injury Prevention, Leanne M. Currie; * Hospital-Acquired Infections as Patient Safety Indicators, Ann Peterson & Patricia Hinton Walker; Part III: Setting Specific Patient Safety Research; * Patient Safety in Hospital Acute Care Units, Mary A. Blegen; * Medication Safety within the Perioperative Environment, Linda Wanzer & Rodney W. Hicks; * Nurse Home Visit Programs For the Elderly, Karen Dorman Marek & Carol Dean Baker; * Nursing Home Safety: A Review of the Literature, Jill Scott Cawiezell & Amy Vogelsmeier; Part IV: Emerging Issues In Patient Safety; * Informatics for Patient Safety: A Nursing Research Perspective, Suzanne Bakken; * Organizational Climate and Culture Factors, Sean P. Clarke; * Methodologies Used in Nursing Research Designed to Improve Patient Safety, Elizabeth Merwin & Deirdre Thornlow; Part V: International Nursing Research; * Nursing Research Ireland, Geraldine McCarthy, Josephine Hegarty, Dawn O'Sullivan.
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