Registered nurses' judgments of the classification and risk level of patient care errors.

@article{Chipps2011RegisteredNJ,
  title={Registered nurses' judgments of the classification and risk level of patient care errors.},
  author={Esther M. Chipps and Celia E. Wills and Rika Tanda and Emily S. Patterson and Victoria L. Elfrink and Melanie Brodnik and Sharon A Schweikhart and Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger},
  journal={Journal of nursing care quality},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={302-10}
}
As frontline clinicians, nurses play a critical role in mitigating patient harm, recovery from health care errors, and overall improvement of patient safety. This cross-sectional study asked nurse respondents to make judgments about the classification and severity of errors in 4 clinical vignettes. Our results showed that agreement about error classification and associated risk among registered nurses is less than optimal. Further research is needed to advance our understanding of how nurses… CONTINUE READING

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