ANA Focuses on Quality Issues for Classroom and Clinical Education with Release of New Institute of Medicine Book and CD-ROM (4/20/07)

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April 20, 2007


Mary McNamara, 301-628-5198

ANA Focuses on Quality Issues for Classroom and Clinical Education with Release of New Institute of Medicine Book and CD-ROM

SILVER SPRING, MD - In 1999, the Institute of Medicine began publishing a series of technical reports on quality and health care that made an enormous and lasting influence on the healthcare sector with regard to improved patient safety, higher quality of care, and reduced errors.

ANA's newly published book, Teaching IOM: Implications of the IOM Reports for Nursing Education synthesizes twelve of these reports. It focuses on nursing education strategies and the core competencies derived from these reports and documentation and how to use the reports in the classroom. The companion CD-ROM provides additional material for incorporating IOM reports content into curricula and teaching-learning experiences, a sample exam of the critical elements of this content, and an extensive reference and reading list to complement the one in the book.

The CD also contains PowerPoint presentations with notes on the book's five major topics; healthcare safety, healthcare quality, public health safety and quality, healthcare diversity, and linkage between research and evidence-based practice.

Nursing faculty can use this as a teaching tool to discuss contemporary issues with graduate or undergraduate students. These include identifying work redesign in terms of integration of technology; addressing patient safety, quality, and national quality indicators, using electronic medical records and documentation, and funding from research, education, and health policy agencies and professional organizations. Clinical educators will find the book useful to update nurses as to the why dramatic changes are taking place in their work environment.

For more information, go to or call 1-800-637-0323.

Copies are available for purchase only and are returnable. Press copies for media contacts are available upon request by contacting Francine Bennett at Please include name of publication, organization, reviewer name and address information including phone and email address.


Authors: Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN and Carole Kenner, DNS, RNC, FAAN
Published: 12/06
Page #: 150 pp.
Pub. #: 06IOM
ISBN-13 978-1-55810-240-8
Price: ist $29.95/ANA Member $23.95

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The ANA is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 2.9 million registered nurses through its 54 constituent member nurses associations. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

# # #, the publishing program of the American Nurses Association, publishes a variety of books and monographs. These works translate the latest in evidence-based and related healthcare activities into practice-centered resources for nurse leaders, managers, practitioners, educators, and students. To learn more, go to, a part of the ANA website,

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