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Authors

  1. Huber, Charlotte MSN, RN

Abstract

The guidelines are helpful but not always followed.

 

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Reporting System is a confidential, statewide Internet reporting system with which all Pennsylvania hospitals, outpatient-surgery facilities, and birthing centers, as well as some abortion facilities, must file information on medical errors.

 

Safety Monitor is a column from the authority that informs nurses on issues that can affect patient safety and presents strategies they can easily integrate into practice. For more information on the authority, visit http://www.patientsafetyauthority.org. For the original article discussed in this column or for other articles on patient safety, click on "Patient Safety Advisories" and then "Advisory Library" in the left-hand navigation menu.