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Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) addresses the challenge of preparing nurses with the competencies necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems in which they work. The QSEN faculty members adapted the Institute of Medicine(1) competencies for nursing (patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration,(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors conducted a randomised controlled trial of four pedagogical methods commonly used to deliver teamwork training and measured the effects of each method on the acquisition of student teamwork knowledge, skills, and attitudes. METHODS The authors recruited 203 senior nursing students and 235 fourth-year medical students (total N = 438)(More)
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence in the pain management literature that undertreatment of pain is pervasive despite several approaches, including use of national guidelines, to completely correct the problem. Although the concept of medical errors has primarily been concerned with adverse events, it is not unreasonable that mismanagement of pain could(More)
Undertreatment of pain resulting in physiological, psychosocial, and economic consequences continues despite targeted improvement approaches. Starck et al. propose a systems framework for study of pain management errors. This secondary analysis examined pain outcomes of hospitalized inpatients to determine factors predicting adequate pain management. Data(More)
The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project is a national initiative to transform nursing education to integrate quality and safety competencies. This article describes a two-year process to generate educational objectives related to quality and safety competency development in graduate programs that prepare advanced practice nurses in(More)
Health care delivery settings are redesigning in the wake of staggering reports of severe quality and safety issues. Sweeping changes underway in health care to address quality and safety outcomes lend urgency to the call to transform nursing curricula so new graduate competencies more closely match practice needs. Emerging views of quality and safety and(More)
The problem of unresolved pain in hospitalized patients is costly both in monetary terms and in patient comfort. Concern about patients' satisfaction and well-being led to a study to determine the characteristics of the pain experience as reported by the hospitalized patients. This study also examined the recently revised American Pain Society Patient(More)
Documenting and understanding caring are essential to explain client outcomes from nursing actions and to predict client well-being and health. To prepare for development of an outcomes-based operational model of caring, metasynthesis provided a method to aggregate findings from 16 qualitative studies on caring. Four essential, dynamic patterns emerged for(More)
Identification and resolution of a variety of issues is imperative to establishing effective distance education via telecommunications. In this first-hand experience, the authors describe selected issues and possible responses inherent in the development and implementation of a new teaching modality. The decision to pursue distance education by(More)