The American Nurses Association has released the second monograph of a biennial series that examines how improving nurses’ work environments is connected with enhancing patient care. The book, “Sustained Improvement in Nursing Quality: Hospital Performance on NDNQI Indicators, 2007-2008,” shares the experiences of hospitals taking part in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators project, in which data on nursing-sensitive indicators is collected at the unit level. The project is part of the association’s National Center for Nursing Quality, which addresses nurses’ work environments and patient safety.
The publication is authored by NDNQI Director Nancy Dunton, PhD, and Center Director Isis Montalvo, RN, MS, MBA, the editors of the series’ initial volume, published in 2007.
In the new book, nursing staff members from 13 well-performing facilities describe the facilities’ improvement processes. The editors’ introduction on NDNQI concepts and commentary by a healthcare economist also address the broader context of the center and NDNQI project.
For information on the book, visit http://nursingworld.org/books/pdescr.cfm?CNUM=11.