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Search results for "Medical/Surgical Nursing"
Journal Article > Review
Watson DS. AORN J. 2015;101:650-656.
Despite large-scale efforts to prevent wrong-site surgeries, they continue to occur. This concept analysis found limited evidence regarding the role of nurses in wrong-site surgery and recommends that future research focus on theoretical frameworks around how preoperative nurses can help avert these never events.
Journal Article > Study
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.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Cases & Commentaries
- Web M&M
Michael Astion, MD, PhD; June 2004
Just before leaving for the weekend, a physician orders a test for a communicable infection. Although the result arrives and isolation signs are placed on the patient's door, none of the covering physicians are notified, and the float nurses mistakenly assume the patient is already receiving treatment.