Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nurses Admitting Mistakes

Check out this article on a study that was done in Belgium:

Patient Safety Improves When Leaders Practice What They Preach

According to the research, a stronger commitment to safe practices and a reduction in the error rate takes place when nurses feel comfortable and safe admitting to their supervisors that they have made a mistake regarding a patient.  

It’s been said that United States hospitals kill at least 44,000 patients a year. Errors happen everywhere in the hospital; if nurses report the mistakes, it will ultimately lead to a reduced rate.
Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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