THE CONSEQUENCES OF MISSED CARE

There has never been a shift where nurses can say I did everything that I needed to do today. Nurses set very high standards for themselves because they know that the consequences of error can be catastrophic. Nurses also know what the standard of care is like in the area where they are working. The things that matter to nurses about where they work are positive relationships between staff, teamwork, autonomy and job satisfaction.

WHEN PATIENTS ARE SEDATED

There are many procedures where patients are sedated. In many instances, patients are sedated when undergoing some form of endoscopy. But endoscopy is not the only type of procedure where a patient is sedated to decrease discomfort as well as improve the procedural conditions. Some patients have described the endoscopy process as uncomfortable and distressing.