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Journal Article > Study
Frey B, Ersch J, Bernet V, Baenziger O, Enderli L, Doell C. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:446-449.
Parents of hospitalized children feel personally responsible for their children's safety, and efforts are being made to engage parents in safety efforts. This retrospective review of incident reports found more than 100 cases in a 5-year period in which parents were directly involved in adverse events in a pediatric intensive care unit. These included cases where parents detected an adverse event as well as cases where the parents caused the adverse event (for example, by accidentally disconnecting equipment). The authors advocate for development of a safety culture that encourages parents to report concerns, a goal that is a major focus of the Josie King Foundation.
Journal Article > Commentary
Stokowski LA. Highlights of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses 22nd Annual Conference [Medscape.com]. March 8, 2007.
The author discusses medical error in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the role of teamwork in achieving safety. Continuing education credit is available.
Feldman R. The Washington Post. May 2, 2006:HE01.
In this article, a nurse shares her firsthand account of what it was like to be a surgical patient and the surprising safety and quality shortcomings she encountered during her hospital stay.