Nursing Peer Review A Practical Approach to Promoting Professional Nursing Accountability, 1st Edition

  • Laura Cook Harrington
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  • ISBN-10: 1601467966
  • ISBN-13: 9781601467966
  • DDC: 362.1068
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 167 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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It's time to implement formal nursing peer review, a valuable tool you can use to promote nurse autonomy and accountability and raise the standard of nursing excellence. This resource will help you develop a formalized, non-punitive structure to examine nurses after unexpected patient outcomes to evaluate whether the care provided was within the agreed upon standards of nursing care. It also includes a mechanism to track and trend data regarding quality of care issues. Having a peer review process in place gives nursing the means to evaluate themselves in a constructive atmosphere and focus on improving the standards of clinical care.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of figures.
How to Use Nursing Peer Review.
About the Authors.
1: Defining incident-based peer review.
2: Benefits, rationale, and setting clear expectations.
3: Immunity, confidentiality, and protecting information from discovery.
4: Step 1: Design a formal structure to support the peer review process.
5: Step 2: Establish the nursing peer review process.
6: Step 3: Educate nurse and nonnurse stakeholders.
7: Step 4: Implement the nursing peer review process.
8: Step 5: Track and trend your data.
9: Peer review and the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.
Nursing education instructional guide.