The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Rosenberg RE, Williams E, Ramchandani N, et al. Hosp Pediatr. 2018;8:330-337.
Prior research has explored parents' perspectives on helping to keep their children safe while hospitalized. In this study, researchers interviewed inpatient pediatric providers to better understand their perspectives on partnering with parents to improve safety. They identified factors that both facilitate and hinder parent–provider safety partnerships.
Melnyk H, Rosenfeld P, Glassman KS. J Nurs Adm. 2018;48:203-208.
… nursing errors . Barriers to reaching the hospital's expectations of collaborative involvement included lack of … and ineffective communication management by the study's coordinating center. They suggest that nurse executives …
Stevens KR, Engh EP, Tubbs-Cooley HL, et al. Res Nurs Health. 2017;40:197-205.
This prospective reporting study asked frontline nurse participants to record operational failures, or breakdowns in usual care processes, in the course of their usual work. Nurses recorded about six such failures per shift, suggesting that systems failures are common in acute care settings.
Rosenberg RE, Rosenfeld P, Williams E, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;31:318-326.
Engaging patients and families as partners in safety is increasingly recognized as an important strategy in health care. This qualitative study examined parents' perspectives regarding their role in maintaining the safety of their children in the hospital setting. Investigators uncovered components of hospital culture and practice that affect parent engagement and recommend staff training to enhance clinician–parent partnerships.