Staff development resources:
guidelines and standards:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Joint Commission,
Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation,
FDA Patient Safety News, Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient Safety,
Institute for Safe
Medication Practices, Joint Commission
International Center for Patient Safety, National Patient Safety
(Patient Safety Network)
Food and Drug Administration
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