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Student nurses need duty to speak out ‘ingrained’ in training, says Hunt


I Remember as a young staff nurse making a significant drug error, mixing up two patients. My first instinct was to go to the charge nurse and inform them. The doctor was called, the patient observed for adverse effects and I was given a metaphorical wrap on the knuckles, being left in no doubt that I had to be more careful but also feeling fully supported by the team. I was able to talk freely about it with colleagues and it kept everyone on their toes. Fast forward a few years and a colleague made a similar mistake and ended up going through a full disciplinary procedure. Now, tell me again about how this encourages people to admi their mistakes?

Posted date

5 November, 2014

Posted time

6:16 pm