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.
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.
Kim L, Lyder CH, McNeese-Smith D, et al. J Adv Nurs. 2015;71:2490-503.
Researchers searched the term "patient safety" in the nursing literature and found that few articles gave clear explanations of the concept. Using case discussions to illustrate patient safety in practice situations, the authors seek to help nurses understand the concept, empower them to engage in multidisciplinary efforts to improve safety in care environments, and promote measurement of patient safety data.
Emergency department (ED) nurses and physicians who had previously undergone teamwork training had a more positive perception of their overall job environment compared with staff in a similar ED who had not participated in teamwork training.
Leach LS, Mayo A, O'Rourke M. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e13.
Bedside nurses reported strongly positive experiences in dealing with nurse-led rapid response teams (RRTs). The RRT nurses not only aided in patient care, but also played a significant role in educating bedside nurses.