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Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Jane Ball, PhD, and Peter Griffiths, PhD, Nursing and Patient Safety, March 2018
This piece explores how missed nursing care may explain the association between low nurse staffing levels and increased mortality in hospital patients.
Journal Article > Commentary
Norton EK, Micheli AJ, Gedney J, Felkerson TM. AORN J. 2012;95:222-227.
This commentary describes an initiative to address discrepancies in surgical count policies and improve standards for preventing retained surgical objects.
Journal Article > Study
Black LM. Am J Nurs. 2011;111:26-35.
Unsafe injection practices at an endoscopy clinic in Nevada led to more than 100 patients being infected with Hepatitis C. This survey found that many Nevada nurses felt unwilling to report safety problems due to fear of retaliation—a sentiment reported by those who worked at the clinic in question. The original incident and this survey provided stimulus for the passage of subsequent whistleblower protection legislation.