According to The Joint Commission, communication problems and patient injury go hand in hand. Legal nurse consultants, risk managers, attorneys and healthcare administrators are all aware of the risks to patient safety from communication errors.
In today’s multicultural society, sources of misunderstanding and communication problems can result in multiple opportunities for errors resulting in harm to patients. Communication barriers between patients and nurses, and nurses and other healthcare workers can result in inappropriate orders, incorrect interventions or failure to take action.
Listen in as Pat Iyer chats about these points
- Examples of communication problems and patient Injury
- Why consider the miscommunication associated with this case
- What are nursing responsibilities for communication
- What are nurse manager responsibilities for communication and LNC’s responsibilities for communication
- Why LNCs have critical roles in helping attorneys understand communication problems and patient injury
- What to post and what not to post on social media
Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC
I feel strongly about patient safety. Please download this compilation of patient safety tips and go over it with anyone you know who is going into the hospital. I hope it helps prevent some injuries.
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