TITLE

Misunderstood physician? Patient may be harmed

PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
ED Nursing;Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses several scenarios where a miscommunication between physicians and patients may occur and may lead to errors affecting patient safety. Registered Nurse René Borghese of the emergency department (ED) at Duke University Medical Center says that verbal order from an emergency physician are prone to miscommunication. It discusses measures that can be taken by an emergency nurse to ensure that all orders are appropriate to prevent such miscommunication and errors.
ACCESSION #
61202544

 

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