Week 5 TD 3 - Discussion Question How does teamwork increase patient safety Provide evidence and rationales to support your decisions Increasing patient

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Discussion Question : How does teamwork increase patient safety? Provide evidence and rationales to support your decisions. Increasing patient safety is very important. The nursing profession can be very stressful and demanding at times and with the lack of teamwork, errors can occur easily. Research has found that 70% of all medical errors can be attributed to breakdowns in healthcare team interactions (Coburn & Cage-Croll, 2011). We all are human and make mistakes sometimes, but we need to work as an efficient team as well as have the same goals when it comes to delivering health care to our patients. Modern healthcare is delivered by multidisciplinary, distributed healthcare teams who rely on effective teamwork and communication to ensure effective and safe patient care (Weller, Boyd, & Cumin, 2014). When looking at an effective team, we will see that individuals are able to resolve conflict without it interfering with patient care.
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  • Winter '16
  • Melissa, Rubio
  • Health care provider, Patient safety, Coburn

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