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F. Daniel Duffy, MD; Christine K. Cassel, MD; October 2007
Following surgery, a woman on a patient-controlled analgesia pump is found to be lethargic and incoherent, with a low respiratory rate. The nurse contacted the attending physician, who dismisses the patient's symptoms and chastises the nurse for the late call.
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A national study links nurses' physical and mental health to medical errors and perceived worksite wellness.
Melnyk BM, Orsolini L, Tan A, et al. J Occup Environ Med. 2018;60:126-131.
Burnout and poor staff well-being impede a strong culture of safety. This large cross-sectional study determined that nurses who self-reported a physical or mental illness were more likely to also report involvement in a medical error compared to their healthier peers. In a recent PSNet interview, Linda Aiken discusses the relationship between nursing workforce issues and safety.