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.
Zaitoun RA, Said NB, de Tantillo L. BMC Nurs. 2023;22:173.
Nurses play an important role in ensuring patient safety. This systematic review identified 16 studies examining the relationship between nursing competence and safety culture. The researchers identified several gaps in the evidence, including the need for rigorous research measuring the association between safety culture and nursing safety competencies and evaluating the effect of nursing safety competency on safety culture scores.
Fostering a culture of safety is an essential component of improving patient safety and health care quality. This systematic review of seven articles identified a negative relationship between job-related stress among nurses and patient safety culture. Studies also reported that factors such as fatigue, workload, burnout, and workplace violence contribute to job-related stress and resulted in decreased patient safety culture.