What Does It Take A Safe Nurse? The Nursing Profession Offers Many Opportunities For Error?

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Safety in Healthcare What does it take to be a safe nurse? The nursing profession offers many opportunities for error. Great challenges arise when trying to keep patients safe. Quality healthcare is defined by patient safety and the fulfillment of personal needs. Society, nurses, physicians, and patients themselves are responsible for ensuring that operational systems and methods are taken to illuminate the likelihood of errors occurring. As a nurse, it is important to make sure that the appropriate actions are being taken to limit the amount of mistakes that put patients and their families at risk. Although a nurse has to perform with a certain level of competency, there is always need for improvement when it comes to self-care, patient-care, and the environmental care. Responsibility relies on nurses to take care of themselves while caring for others. Living a healthy lifestyle is a constant challenge. A healthy lifestyle includes a balance of exercise and nutrition. With a large percentage of the population being obese, nurses have a great opportunity to educate not only their patients and families, but also, each other. The solution to improve work performance is education and training. The workload does not always offer an opportunity to eat healthy or exercise properly. According to an article produced from the ANA (American Nurses Association) by Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, MHSA, BSN, RN titled, “Designing Exercise and Nutrition Programs to Promote Normal Weight…
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