Title Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, 2/e
Subtitle Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Management
Author Patricia Kelly, Beth A. Vottero, Carolyn A. Christie-McAuliffe
ISBN 9780826123411
List price USD 90.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 512
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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About the book


Updated to incorporate a leadership and management and interprofessional focus

This second edition of Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses has been thoroughly updated with a leadership and management perspective while retaining core content that unpacks the knowledge and skills required of entry-level nurses in each of the six Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) domains. After heart disease and cancer, patient safety errors rank as the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. As patients’ needs have increased in complexity and inter-professional teamwork and collaboration has become essential, only strong leadership skills can ensure high-quality and safe care. Nurses, largest group of health care professionals that spend the most time with patients, are uniquely suited to lead through effective management and communication in this dynamic environment.

With contributions from nurses, physicians, pharmacists, librarians, attorney, and other health care professionals throughout the U.S. and beyond, Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, Second Edition underscores the inter-professional focus grounding health care practice today. The updated edition includes five new chapters on implementing quality and safety initiatives from a leadership and management perspective, and state-of-the-art information on quality improvement. Each chapter contains learning objectives, opening scenarios, case studies, interviews, critical thinking exercises, key concepts, clinical discussion points, review activities, NCLEX-style questions, and web resources.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Increased focus on leadership and management aspects of Quality and Safety
  • Updated information from national and state health care and nursing organizations
  • An evolving clinical case study for application of concepts throughout the text
  • Additional patient care cases and real-life examples
  • Interviews with a myriad of health care professionals such as educators, library scientists, lawyers, psychologists, risk managers, and many others
  • Five new chapters addressing nurse leadership and management of high-quality care, legal and ethical aspects of quality and safety, delegating patient care and setting priorities, tools of quality improvement, and quality            improvement project management

Key Features:

  • Helps nursing schools to fulfill accreditation standards for quality and safety curricula
  • Maps the QSEN competencies for knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA’s) for each chapter
  • Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, case studies, interviews, NCLEX-style questions, photos, tables, suggested readings, and more in each chapter
  • Provides instructor package with PowerPoint slides, Q&A, answers for case study and critical thinking exercises, and more
  • Provides knowledge for Nursing Education QSEN-specific courses
  • KSAs throughout chapters




Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN

Ronda G. Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN, CLNC, FAAN




UNIT I. Introduction to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses: Core Competencies for Nursing Leadership and Management

Chapter 1. Overview of Patient Safety and Quality of Care (Ronda G. Hughes)

Chapter 2. Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (Catherine C. Alexander, Gail Armstrong, and Amy J. Barton)

Chapter 3. Nurses as Leaders and Managers for Safe, High-Quality Patient Care (Carolyn A. Christie-McAuliffe)

Chapter 4. Quality and Safety in High-Reliability Organizations (Patti Ludwig-Beymer)

Chapter 5. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing (Theodore M. McGinn)

Chapter 6. Delegation and Setting Priorities for Safe, High-Quality Nursing Care (Maureen T. Marthaler)


UNIT II. The Use of Quality and Safety Education Concepts By Nursing Leaders and Managers

Chapter 7. Patient-Centered Care (Carolyn A. Christie-McAuliffe)

Chapter 8. Interprofessional Teamwork and Collaboration (Gerry Altmiller)

Chapter 9. Informatics (Beth A. Vottero)

Chapter 10. Basic Literature Search Strategies (Kimberly J. Whalen)

Chapter 11. Evidence-Based Practice (Beth A. Vottero)

Chapter 12. Patient Safety (Christine Rovinski-Wagner and Peter D. Mills)


UNIT III. Nurse Leadership and Management for Quality Improvement

Chapter 13. Essentials of Quality Improvement (Anthony L. D’Eramo, Melinda Davis, and Joanne Belviso Puckett)

Chapter 14. Tools of Quality Improvement (Anthony L. D’Eramo and Joanne Belviso Puckett)

Chapter 15. Quality Improvement and Project Management (Jamie L. Vargo-Warran)

Chapter 16. The Future Role of the Registered Nurse in Patient Safety and Quality (Jerry A. Mansfield,
Danielle Scheurer, and Kay Burke)

Chapter 17. Transition from Student Nurse to Leadership and Management of Your Future as a Registered Nurse (Jodi L. Boling and Patricia Kelly)


Appendix A: Selected Reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Appendix B: Prelicensure Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes

Appendix C: Critical Thinking Extras



About the Editors:

Patricia Kelly, MSN, RN, earned her diploma in nursing from St. Margaret Hospital School of Nursing, Hammond, Indiana; baccalaureate in nursing from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois; and master’s degree in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. She is Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana. She has worked as a staff nurse, travel nurse, school nurse, and nurse educator. Patricia has traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, teaching at conferences for the Joint Commission, Resource Applications, Pediatric Concepts, and Kaplan, Inc. She currently teaches nationwide National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN®) review courses for Evolve Testing & Remediation/Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI), Houston, Texas. She also currently volunteers in a level one trauma center, emergency room, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois and has been a nursing volunteer at the Old Irving Park Community Clinic in Chicago, a free clinic for patients without healthcare insurance. Patricia was director of quality improvement at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She has taught at Wesley-Passavant School of Nursing and Chicago State University. Patricia was program director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and is Professor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest, College of Nursing, Hammond, Indiana. Patricia has taught Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult Nursing, Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Issues, Nursing Trends, Quality Improvement, and Legal Aspects of Nursing. She has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association, and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Beth A. Vottero, PhD, RN, CNE, earned a baccalaureate degree in liberal studies with a focus in business management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle; a baccalaureate degree in nursing from Valparaiso University; a master’s degree in nursing from University of Phoenix; and a PhD in nursing education from Capella University. Previously, Beth taught in the undergraduate nursing at Purdue University North Central and the graduate nursing program at Bethel College. Beth currently is an associate professor of nursing at Purdue University Northwest, teaching courses including Evidence-Based Practice and Knowledge Translation at the doctoral level and Informatics and courses in the Nurse Educator program at the graduate level. At the undergraduate level, she teaches Quality and Safety for Professional Nursing Practice, Informatics, and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement projects in the Capstone course.

Carolyn A. Christie-McAuliffe, PhD, FNP, obtained her diploma in nursing from Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, New York; a baccalaureate and master’s degree in nursing from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse, Syracuse, New York; and a PhD in nursing from Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York. Her clinical experience has included staff nursing, home healthcare, oncology care, and private practice. She has functioned as an administrator primarily in clinical research and taught at the undergraduate and graduate nursing levels at Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Syracuse, New York; the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology, Utica, New York; and Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York. She has implemented multiple evidence-based practice and quality assurance programs and served as a compliance officer and Institutional Review Board chair at SUNY Institute of Technology. Carolyn’s research interest and efforts have focused on primary prevention. The majority of her publications and speaking engagements have centered on topics of research, evidence-based practice, and leadership. Currently Carolyn provides Integrative Medicine in her private practice in Syracuse, NY. In addition, she runs a clinic at the Syracuse Rescue Mission where she serves as a preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

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