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Simmons-Ritchie D. Penn Live. November 15, 2018.
Nursing home patients are vulnerable to preventable harm due to poor safety culture, insufficient staffing levels, lack of regulation enforcement, and misaligned financial incentives. This news investigation reports on how poor practices resulted in resident harm in Pennsylvania nursing homes and discusses strategies for improvement, such as enhancing investigation processes.
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Teng CI, Shyu YI, Dai YT, Wong MK, Chu TL, Chou TA. J Nurs Manag. 2012;20:311-318.
The self-reported rate of patient safety problems was lower for Taiwanese nurses who had completed a formal accreditation program.
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Donna L. Washington, MD, MPH; January 2004
A triage nurse instructed by a physician to immediately bring a febrile child, who was possibly dehydrated, to the treatment area is stopped by the charge nurse, citing overcrowding. The parents seek treatment elsewhere; upon arrival, the child is in full arrest.