Latest issue of Briefings on Patient Safety available through Patient Safety Monitor

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

June 2, 2010

The June issue of Briefings on Patient Safety has been posted to Patient Safety Monitor. This issue contains a story about a nursing excellence program pushing nurses nationwide to improve patient safety. The following is an excerpt from that article:

Engaged nurses who feel like they work in an organization that values their efforts and opinions have an incredibly positive effect on the quality of care patients receive. Studies have shown that organizational support for nursing leads to better quality of care, which can reduce mortality rates and improve rates for nursing-sensitive indicators, such as patient falls, pressure ulcers, and central line infections.

For the past 17 years, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) has given healthcare facilities a framework around which to structure their nursing programs to achieve quality patient outcomes. Those facilities that have been designated as MRP organizations say that their hospitals have been able to take improvement in quality and patient safety to new levels. Even those facilities that have not yet been recognized but are in the application process for becoming an MRP hospital say the exercise has been a positive one.

How can one program help elevate the standard of nursing care and, thereby, patient safety nationwide?

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Note: MAGNET™, MAGNET RECOGNITION PROGRAM®, and ANCC MAGNET RECOGNITION® are trademarks of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The products and services of HCPro, Inc., and The Greeley Company are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the ANCC. The acronym MRP is not a trademark of HCPro or its parent company.