Friday, December 4, 2009

Week 1 Wrap Up: Nursing is Poised to Answer the Call

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This post is part of our two-week series commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the seminal IOM Report "To Err Is Human." To see all posts in the series, please click here.

“Nursing, nursing, nursing is poised and ready to answer the call. We have been translating research, including important parties, and increasing access for years. Good partnerships with nursing will increase patient safety, access, and quality as we move forward.”
– Terri Schmitt,

As we conclude the first week of our blog series, the above comment from Terri Schmitt is exactly what we had in mind when deciding to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the groundbreaking IOM report.

This week, we have offered posts by our program leaders, Mary Naylor, Mark Pauly and Lori Melichar. We have shared perspectives from grantees Linda Flynn, Tracey Yap and Mary Beth Happ. And we have heard from wonderful leaders from the field like Janet Corrigan, Paul Levy and Anne Marie Audet. We were also thrilled to present posts from Terri and from Barbara Olson, two nurses who are continually working to advance the field of patient safety not only in their work, but also in the growing on-line community. We welcome the contributions from other bloggers and tweeters, whether for this series or in the future.

After all, Terri is right – it is forging good partnerships which will allow us to advance the quality agenda.

Stay tuned for next week – there is more to come!

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