Removing "orange wires": surfacing and hopefully learning from mistakes

Pronovost, Peter J.; Martinez, Elizabeth A.; Rodriguez-Paz, Jose M.
October 2006
Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2006, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p1467
Academic Journal
The article reflects on a study which found that the most common types of errors in intensive care units involve medications, tubes, lines, drains and equipment failures. The author stresses that the study has a huge value as a method to surface hazards. He asserts that such result can help the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine to decide where to focus on patient safety improvement efforts. He suggests on what to be done to improve the safety of patients.


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