Patient Safety: A Priority In A Clinical Setting

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Patient safety is a priority in a clinical setting. It is our duty at health care professionals to reduce the risk of harm. For instance, in a hospital setting medications errors, falls, infections occur often. This is unacceptable, which is the reason there are protocols, precautions, and competency modules taken to eliminate these problems. For an example, I had a patient who was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and was placed on seizure precautions. I placed pillows around the side rails to eliminate a possible injury. Also, many patients on the units I am on are placed on fall precautions and they each has a bed alarm set up to notify staff when they attempt to get out of beds. As far as infections, there are protocols that are in place

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