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Journal Article > Commentary
Easter K, Tamburri LM. Crit Care Nurse. 2018;38:58-66.
Public reporting of safety and quality deficits is a key component of health care transparency. This commentary introduces terminology, tools, and skill development tactics to enhance nurses' use and application of outcome data to address problems. Plan-do-study-act cycles illustrate evaluation and quality improvement actions nurses can use on the front line to test and refine improvements.
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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.