MAKING PATIENT SAFETY JOB ONE: NURSE-LED INITIATIVES
When it comes to patient safety, the magic number is zero. Zero errors, zero infections, zero falls, zero problems. That’s the aim of every hospital and healthcare organization. Even hospitals with stellar patient safety records want to improve.
Nurses ensure patient safety through countless tasks that they perform every day at the bedside, noted Martha Cangany, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC. For example, they monitor patients for clinical deterioration, detect errors and near misses, and understand the care processes–and weaknesses–in some systems.
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