Patient Safety and Quality

An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses

Patient safety and care quality are everyone's business—and nurses play a vital role.

This applies regardless of the setting—hospital and ambulatory treatment facility, as well as community-based care and care provided by family members.

To help nurses learn techniques and interventions they need to know, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, prepared this comprehensive handbook.