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Patient Safety Primers
Nurses play a critical role in patient safety through their constant presence at patient's bedside. However, staffing issues and suboptimal working conditions can impede nurses' ability to detect and prevent adverse events.
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Edrees H, Connors C, Paine L, Norvell M, Taylor H, Wu AW. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e011708.
Health care workers who experience distress following adverse events are considered second victims. This study described the implementation of a peer support program for second victims. The program initially received few calls for assistance, and most adverse events for which health care workers—predominantly nurses—requested support were not related to medical errors.