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Techniques to Improve Patient Safety in Hospitals: What Nurse Administrators Need to Know

Fagan, Mary J. MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Journal of Nursing Administration: September 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 9 - p 426–430
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182664df5

Nurse administrators are challenged to determine the best use of limited resources to support organizational patient safety improvement efforts. This article reviews the literature on techniques to reduce errors and improve patient safety in hospitals with a focus on team training initiatives. Implications for nurse administrators are discussed.

Author Affiliation: Vice President Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Ms Fagan, Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego, 3020 Children’s Way, MC 5058, San Diego, CA 92123 (

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.