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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: Article Analysis

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Hay, J. M., Barnette, W., & Shaw, S. E. (2016). Changing practice in gastrointestinal endoscopy: Reducing distractions for patient safety. Gastroenterology Nursing, 39(3), 181-185. Doi:10.1097/sga.0000000000000190 This article addresses “communication failures within a healthcare institution can result in substandard care and increase likelihood of adverse outcomes for patients” (p. 181). As part of The Joint Commission goal for institutions to improve safety and reduce communication failure a program was created where doctors were (team leaders) and nurses (team members). The clinical crew resource management (CCRM) was implemented in the gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy area at Huntington VA Medical Center. The project was modified for
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