The 2011 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an eye opener for many nurses. Most Americans and nurses had been shocked by the 2000 Institute of Medicine report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System”, where experts estimated that as many as 98,000 people die in any given year from medical errors that occur in hospitals. The three co-editors were sure that neither we nor any of the nurses or other health care providers that we knew had contributed to that number. The Milwaukee QSEN conference raised our consciousness on the need for nurses and other health care providers to pay more attention to quality and safety. The idea for a new book, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies, was born.
The book’s three co-editors, Patricia Kelly from Illinois, Dr. Beth Vottero from Indiana, and Dr. Carolyn McAuliffe from New York have … Read More