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Journal Article > Commentary
The wicked problem of patient misidentification: how could the technological revolution help address patient safety?
Ferguson C, Hickman L, Macbean C, Jackson D. J Clin Nurs. 2019;28:2365-2368.
Patient misidentification can result in incorrect diagnosis, treatment, and medication administration. This commentary discusses the practice of auditing patient identification wristbands to assess compliance and accuracy. The authors suggest that technological interventions such as smartphone facial recognition and barcode technologies be considered as strategies to avoid patient misidentification.
Journal Article > Study
Jones N. J Patient Saf. 2016 Jan 11; [Epub ahead of print].
This study surveyed surgical nurses at an Australian hospital regarding their perceptions of surgeon adherence to the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist. Though nurses felt surgeon-led time outs are valuable and lead to fewer adverse events, 94% of them reported experiencing hostility from surgeons, such as a "condescending, sarcastic attitude" related to the time out process.