Providing Nursing Care in a Culture of Safety


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Providing Nursing Care in a Culture of Safety
Health safety is a major issue in hospitals especially in the elderly population. According to Roehr (2009), Medicare patients who are 65 years and older experience safety incidents close to every 1.7 minutes that can be prevented. This rate has remained the same since last year. The morbidity, mortality and disability attributable to safety events are enormous. Roehr (2009) reports that an estimated 6.9 billion dollars was spent in 2005 -2007 on these safety events. It is the responsibility of all health care workers including nurses to adopt a culture of safety in the healthcare environment in an effort to reduce the morbidity, mortality, disability and economic burden of these...
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