Journal Article

The occurrence of adverse events potentially attributable to nursing care in medical units: cross sectional record review.

D'Amour D; Dubois CA; Tchouaket É; Clarke S; Blais R.

Accurately detecting safety events remains challenging, and health care organizations are still struggling to determine the incidence of adverse outcomes associated with nursing care. This study used chart reviews to identify the rates of six adverse events considered to be directly related to nursing care: pressure sores, falls, medication administration errors, pneumonia, urinary infections, and inappropriate use of restraints. One in seven hospitalized adults experienced at least one of these adverse events.