• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Patient safety is a predominant feature of quality healthcare and something that every patient has the right to expect. Nurses must consider the safety of the patient as paramount in every aspect of their role; and it is now an increasingly important topic in pre-registration nursing programmes. This book aims to provide nursing students and new nurses with a greater understanding of how to manage patient safety and risk in their own practice. The book focuses on the essentials that students and nurses need to know, and therefore provides a clear pathway through what can sometimes seem an overwhelmingly complex mass of rules, procedures and possible options.

Introduction
Introduction
What is Patient Safety and Managing Risk in Nursing About, and Who Should Read it?

This introduction provides information about who should read the book, what it is about, why it is important and how it is structured. A brief overview of learning activities and NMC standards is also given.

The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the concept of patient safety and managing risk in today's twenty-first century healthcare service. It is particularly timely as safety in our health service is never far from the attention of the media and public scrutiny. It is ideal for nursing students of all fields but is equally accessible for the new registrant and other healthcare professionals who wish to learn more about safety and ...

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