Mindful Communication: A Novel Approach To Improving Delegation

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Patient safety is what everything in healthcare revolves around and it should be practiced in every step that a nurse takes at work to care for a patient to reach their individual outcomes without medical error. There are multiple ways that patient safety can be breached as evidenced by the thousands of deaths seen each year because of malpractice. Risks can be greatly minimized by correctly following standard procedures and using critical thinking throughout the nursing process. There are many ways we can promote patient safety such as designing a good physical environment, educating our patients, preventing nosocomial infections and health associated illnesses, verifying patient information when administering medicine or performing procedures,…show more content…
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