Research has shown that medical errors are a leading cause of hospital deaths. As a result, quality improvement (QI) is a matter of national importance. Each day, nurses must work to improve care, both with individual patients and within the complex systems they work in. To accomplish this goal, nurses need a clear and effective framework that provides direction for planning and implementing continuous QI initiatives.
The recently published Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing by Anita Finkelman offers that vital framework. It examines the need for improved care, engages students in the entire QI process, and emphasizes the need for nursing leadership to ensure better care. In addition, it clarifies the often confusing work of QI terminology and technology, roles and responsibilities, goal setting, and data analysis.
What else makes this text special?
- Emphasizes the importance of nursing leadership in QI
- Discusses government and non-government initiatives to prevent errors and improve care
- Case studies help students solve QI problems
- Explores how to apply the content to clinical settings and various healthcare systems
- Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools
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