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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Rosemary Gibson, MSc, The Patient's Role in Safety, March 2007
Patients have three roles in improving patient safety: helping to ensure their own safety, working with health care organizations to improve safety at the organization and unit level, and advocating as citizens for public reporting and accountability of hospital and health system performance. The following case illustrates how patients can help ensure their own safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Easter K, Tamburri LM. Crit Care Nurse. 2018;38:58-66.
Public reporting of safety and quality deficits is a key component of health care transparency. This commentary introduces terminology, tools, and skill development tactics to enhance nurses' use and application of outcome data to address problems. Plan-do-study-act cycles illustrate evaluation and quality improvement actions nurses can use on the front line to test and refine improvements.