Patient Safety Standards and Practice

Patient Safety Standards and Practice
The healthcare system always works at the interest of the patient, and all stakeholders cumulatively lay standards and policies that improve patient safety. Many facilities adopt different technologies, sentinel events, and several other activities just in the interest of the quality care of the patient and also minimize errors as much as possible (Ammouri et al., 2015). Communication among the healthcare team is crucial because it brings about understanding and ease in problem-solving.

It is not possible to eradicate human errors in healthcare; therefore, as much as laws to punish nurses who commit errors are in place in some states, it is not a brilliant idea because errors are better prevented. Prevention can work well with most of the policies in healthcare. Cases of errors should be reported periodically so that new mechanisms are brought up to curb them.

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The nursing profession requires high discipline; therefore, the policies and procedures are to be followed to the latter to avoid glaring human errors. Nurses are allowed a narrow window to be involved in any error because they deal with human lives. In every procedure, a nurse performs it is reported that they are likely to make a mistake, regarding this nurses, should always be aware of the policies in place and what to do if one is breached before touching a patient (Sherwood, & Barnsteiner., 2017). Mistakes can cost a life; therefore, errors such as negligence and breach of duty should be identified, and changing policies be implemented immediately to avoid reoccurrence. This kind of approach will enable the nursing profession to grow and most importantly improve patient safety. Additionally, reduced mortality and morbidity and improved patient care shall be reported.



Ammouri, A. A., Tailakh, A. K., Muliira, J. K., Geethakrishnan, R., & Al Kindi, S. N. (2015). Patient safety culture among nurses. International Nursing Review, 62(1), 102-110.

Sherwood, G., & Barnsteiner, J. (Eds.). (2017). Quality and safety in nursing: A competency approach to improving outcomes. John Wiley & Sons.