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Accountability in nursing practice: why it is important for patient safety.

Battié R, Steelman VM. Accountability in nursing practice: why it is important for patient safety. AORN J. 2014;100(5):537-541. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.08.008

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December 10, 2014
Battié R, Steelman VM. AORN J. 2014;100(5):537-541.

Clinicians and the organizations they work for are responsible for providing safe, high-quality care. This commentary describes why nurses should hold themselves accountable for being patient advocates, following best practices, communicating effectively, and ensuring care continuity.

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Battié R, Steelman VM. Accountability in nursing practice: why it is important for patient safety. AORN J. 2014;100(5):537-541. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2014.08.008