TITLE

Identifying Vulnerable Patients at Heightened Risk for Medical Error

AUTHOR(S)
Mattox, Elizabeth Andersson
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on patients, who are relevant to nurses who are practicing in different critical care environments including patients in isolation, patients with low English proficiency and ethnic minority populations. Compared with other patients, patients in isolation are more likely to experience a preventable adverse event. Patients' level of English proficiency tends to be overestimated both by the patients and by the members of the health care team who care for them.
ACCESSION #
51408994

 

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