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Nancy Spector, PhD, RN ; March 2011
While caring for a complex patient in the surgical intensive care unit, a nurse incorrectly set up the continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) machine, raising questions about how new nurses should be trained in high-risk procedures.
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Kendall-Gallagher D, Blegen MA. Am J Crit Care. 2009;18:106-113.
Intensive care units with a higher proportion of certified registered nurses had lower rates of certain patient safety outcomes, including incidence of falls. Greater nursing experience also was correlated with lower rates of medication errors.