Laura Wagner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Campus Phone
Address Postal

2 Koret Way, Rm 511R
UCSF Box 0608
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Biography
My program of research has focused on improving patient safety among nurses. In particular I focus on nursing care processes to improve the EFFICIENCY of care, provide ETHICAL care, and ensure safe care is EVIDENCE-based. I have conducted several funded studies on improving adverse event reporting system software, managing nursing care around falls management, reducing physical restraints and siderails, improving adverse event disclosure, and assessing safety culture in the nursing home setting. My service work has included working with the National Quality Forum to update their list of Serious Reportable Events to include Long-Term Care as well as working as a Faculty member with Safer Healthcare Now! Initiative in Canada to develop the "Getting Started Kit" for falls management in healthcare settings and also chairing the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guideline development for Alternatives to Restraint Use.
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2013
New Investigator Award in Aging, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2009
Springer Award in Geriatric Nursing Research, Springer Publishing Company, 2008
Accreditation
Homes For The Aged
Patient Safety
Accidental Falls
Nursing Homes