When you work long hours you can't function at your best. Short staffing can result in fatigue and burnout for nurses and risk is a safety risk to patients.
In a case out of California, a male presented at a hospital with abdominal pain and dies a few days after surgery — a medication error figures into case.
Healthcare professionals can impact patient safety by attending the webinar “Eagle Eye: Exercises in Reducing Medication Errors” from 1-2 p.m. ET Oct. 20.