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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
Stefanacci RG, Riddle A. Geriatr Nurs. 2016;37:307-310.
Nursing home patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors. This commentary describes an incident involving a medication error and reviews conditions in long-term care that increase the potential for similar errors to occur. The authors suggest that proactive system improvements must address weaknesses in ordering, administration, compliance, and medication reconciliation.