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Keeping patients safe : transforming the work environment of nurses / Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety, Board on Health Care Services ; Ann Page, editor.

p. ; cm.

ISBN 0-309-09067-9 (hardcover)

1. Nursing—Safety measures. 2. Work environment—Safety measures. 3. Industrial safety. 4. Nursing errors—Prevention. 5. Medical care—Quality control. 6. Nurse and patient.

[DNLM: 1. Safety Management—organization & administration. 2. Nurse’s Role. 3. Nursing Care—organization & administration. 4. Workplace—organization & administration. WX 185 K26c 2004] I. Page, Ann. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Health Care Services. Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety.

RT87.S24K447 2004



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