Nursing is an essential element of any patient safety improvement effort. Clear communication, documentation, and teamwork all contribute to a safer care environment.
This page provides a starting point for a variety of content related to nursing. Find podcasts, case studies, FAQs, articles and more.
“The verdict in this tragic case will have a chilling effect on the culture of safety in health care”
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN
American Hospital Association
Nursing-Related Case Studies
Toddler Requires Surgery after Delay in Foreign Body Diagnosis
Life-altering Misunderstanding During Shift Change
Improper Management and Lack of Communication Causes Significant Post-Surgery Complications
Podcasts related to Nursing
Young Patient, Flawed Test, Fatal Delay in Colon CA Diagnosis
Wrong Site, Quickly Settled
Word to the Wise: Misuse of Language in Clinical Communication Causes Harm
We invited two physicians who authored a JAMA Perspective on the topic to explain what worries them and what doesn't, when it comes to the misuse of words in medicine.