Friday, September 4, 2009

Shift change again!

Change of Shift is up at This Crazy Miracle Called Life. You'll find an interesting array of stories, and lots of different views about what it means to nurse and to be a nurse.

Florence sat this one out, but I set my engineer's mind free and shared a post from my Medscape blog about medication errors in maternity settings. Unlike serious errors that occur in closed units and places where patients are already very sick, errors in OB are more visible and less likely to be mistaken for spontaneous changes in the condition of an already compromised person. These errors often harm two, and the results can be tragic.

Pop over to Medscape and check out Beyond 'Be Careful' in OB. The comment section has lots of feedback from maternity clinicians, many of whom are using strong safeguards in their medication use systems.

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