Nursing "misadventures"

Kondro, Wayne
June 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/17/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 13, p1648
Academic Journal
The article reflects on a recent statistical survey that covered all nurses working in Canada, as of June 2008. According to the Statistics Canada survey of the nation's nurses, there is a one in five chance that a hospital patient will be administered the wrong dose of a drug. Findings were based on data gathered from the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses, which conducted telephone interviews with nurses on condition of confidentiality. It found that nurses working 12-hour shifts are less likely to make medication errors compared to nurse working for 8-hours.


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