Disclosure of Medication Errors

1/17/13 #RNChat via Twitter We encourage transparency in the Health Care process between patients and providers. Why do we do a poor job of disclosure of medication errors?

 

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Several questions come to mind after tonight’s Tweet Chat:

  • How do we turn reporting of med errors into a non-punitive action?
  • Is anyone familiar with non-punitive processes for reporting?
I would love to hear what processes you have encountered that would ENCOURAGE reporting of medication errors.

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As a travel nursing educator, Candy aka Gypsy Nurse, RN has worked in healthcare for nearly 20 years, working up the ranks from CNA to LPN to RN. For the past nine years, she’s worked as a travel nurse, allowing her to practice and live in 15 states throughout the U.S. She regularly shares advice for those interested in travel nurse jobs on her website at: www.thegypsynurse.com.

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