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Chipps E, Stelmaschuk S, Albert NM, Bernhard L, Holloman C. AORN J. 2013;98:479-493.
Although this survey of perioperative nurses, technologists, and unlicensed staff in two academic medical centers found disruptive behavior to be common, staff did not perceive any impact on patient safety, contrary to evidence. An AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed how a physician reacted negatively after a nurse spoke up about his unsafe practice.
Journal Article > Commentary
AORN J. 2018;108:64-65.
Categorizing human error as a criminal act can deter reporting required to learn from incidents and improve practice. This position statement articulates the importance of avoiding this approach for unintentional perioperative nursing errors to ensure the open communication needed to support the safety of clinicians, organizations, and patients.