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Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment for Nurses
A new Institute of Medicine report, sponsored by AHRQ, calls for substantial changes in nurses' work environment, including staffing levels and work hours, to protect patients from health care errors.

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About Nurses at AHRQ

Research Activities: Online Newsletter 
Summarizes study findings, including those specific or relevant to nurses and nursing care

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Evidence Reports

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 151:
Nurse Staffing and Quality of Patient Care

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Research Funding

Evidence-based Resources for Nurses
Funded Grants Submitted by Nurses
Impact of Working Conditions on Patient Safety

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Speeches & Testimony

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9/25/06 The Culture of Safety

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Tools and Resources

AHRQ Resource Links for Nurses
First National Reports on U.S. Healthcare Quality and Disparities
Future Directions in Primary Care Research: New Special Issues for Nurses
Guidance for Managing a Research Grant
Helping Smokers Quit: A Guide for Nurses
Hospital Nurse Staffing and Quality of Care
Palliative Wound Care at the End of Life
Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for NursesNew!
Readiness and Response to Public Health Emergencies: Help Needed Now From Professional Nursing Associations
Research Grant Implementation: Staff Development as a Tool to Accomplish Research Activities

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