Patient Safety: Nursing Education to Practice
Health care professionals do the best they can to provide the best and safest care possible to patients. However, Brennan (1991) reported that approximately 4% of all hospitalized patients experience an adverse event during hospitalization and nearly 30% of these errors are due to negligence. Moreover, nursing students can be involved in events that contribute to the harm of a patient. Adverse events involving medications and other errors are common during students’ clinical learning experiences . Improving patient safety requires collaborative efforts among health care professionals in addition to institutional support, in order to address quality challenges and make the transformation to safe, cost-effective, and value driven health care.