How Nurses Can Avoid the Medical Error Nightmare

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How Nurses Can Avoid the Medical Error Nightmare

By Sue Montgomery, RN, BSN, CHPN

Medical errors are a nurse’s worst nightmare. Most of us are familiar with the knee-buckling, blood-draining panic that sweeps through you when you realize you’ve made a mistake, whether it’s the wrong med, the wrong patient or the wrong dose. The possibilities for error are endless and each time you start a shift, you know they could happen to you. Of course, you learned best practices in nursing school, ...

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Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Reviewed By Christine Contillo, RN, BSN

In Judy Melinek’s new book, Working Stiff, we find out exactly what forensic pathologists do — and begin to ...

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