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Operational failures detected by frontline acute care nurses.

Stevens KR, Engh EP, Tubbs-Cooley HL, et al. Operational Failures Detected by Frontline Acute Care Nurses. Res Nurs Health. 2017;40(3):197-205. doi:10.1002/nur.21791.

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March 29, 2017
Stevens KR, Engh EP, Tubbs-Cooley HL, et al. Res Nurs Health. 2017;40(3):197-205.
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This prospective reporting study asked frontline nurse participants to record operational failures, or breakdowns in usual care processes, in the course of their usual work. Nurses recorded about six such failures per shift, suggesting that systems failures are common in acute care settings.

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Stevens KR, Engh EP, Tubbs-Cooley HL, et al. Operational Failures Detected by Frontline Acute Care Nurses. Res Nurs Health. 2017;40(3):197-205. doi:10.1002/nur.21791.

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