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Never events in gastrointestinal nursing

Cox, C. L. (2011). Never events in gastrointestinal nursing. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 9(10), pp. 41-44. doi: 10.12968/gasn.2011.9.10.41


Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders frequently require interventions that can lead to serious consequences for patients when an organization has not put in place the correct systems and processes to prevent incidents from happening, procedures have not been followed (generally due to poor observation), or when an individual disregards protocol (generally due to lack of judgment). It has been identified that over 400,000 patients suffer potentially preventable harmful events each year (Emslie, 2002). In this article, Carol Cox describes the types of risks that can lead to never events and factors that increase the potential for error.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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