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Journal Article > Commentary
Beet C, Benoit D, Bion J. Intensive Care Med. 2019;45:505-507.
This commentary discusses current challenges to safety in critical care, such as underperforming decision support, poor organizational learning, and clinician burnout. The authors envision safety improvements due to innovations in processes like wearable monitoring technology that enables rapid response activation, workflow-embedded reflective learning, and patient–clinician collaboration.
Journal Article > Study
'Providing good and comfortable care by building a bond of trust': nurses views regarding their role in patients' perception of safety in the intensive care unit.
Wassenaar A, van den Boogaard M, van der Hooft T, Pickkers P, Schoonhoven L. J Clin Nurs. 2015;24:3233-3244.
This qualitative study explored the means by which intensive care unit nurses enhance their patients' perception of safety. Nurses emphasized the importance of communicating with patients and families, ensuring patients' physical safety, and building trust with families so that patients feel safe.