Effect of an inpatient nursing risk early warning and control system in Shanghai: A retrospective study of adverse events

Qian Wu, Xiao Ping Zhu, Mei Fang Gong, Mei Mei Tian, Li Zeng, Xian Liang Liu, Lin Zhang, Yan Shi

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Abstract

Purpose To avoid the nursing risk of inpatients, reduce the occurrence of nursing errors and improve the safety of inpatients. Methods We established a nursing risk early warning and control system, which includes a safety supervisory network, risk screening and early warning tools, and a risk control process. Results The qualified rates of risk control measures to prevent pressure ulcers, unplanned extubation and fall/fall from bed all increased. The incidence of reported nursing errors decreased. The number of mistakes in medication-giving decreased. Conclusion The establishment of an inpatient early warning and control system could effectively avoid nursing risk, improve risk prevention abilities, improve patient safety, and improve nursing quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

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