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Perioperative Nurses (AORN), three key implementations can address the risk of error. These include having sterile labels in the first place, testing the adherence of certain labels to containers, and developing a customized “standard label set.” Improved labeling can reduce the risk of error and harm by safely communicating the contents of medicine containers within the operating team. Nurses must commit to addressing safety issues to prevent patient harm. Nurses need to be accountable to promoting evidence-based practices that promote safety. The American Nursing Association’s standards of practice have been put in place to set a framework for decision making when met with complex problems or competing interests (Varcarolis, 2017). This often involves some creativity because of time constraints. Improvements can be made however, with both personal and professional commitment to nursing and to teamwork.
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DANGER: CUTTING CORNERS 5 References Flynn, F. (2016). Progressive care nurses improving patient safety by limiting interruptions during medication administration. Critical Care Nurse , 36 (4), 19-35. Jensen, J., & Shipp, D. (2015). Labelling in perioperative areas -- an evolving process. ACORN: The Journal Of Perioperative Nursing In Australia , 28 (4), 10-13. Taylor, C. (2015). Fundamentals of Nursing, 8th Ed . [Bookshelf Ambassadored]. Retrieved from Varcarolis, E. M. (2017). Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care, 3rd Ed . [Bookshelf Ambassadored]. Retrieved from
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