Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Temp ER Nurses a Safety Threat to Patients, Study Shows

According to new research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, temporary emergency room nurses who are unfamiliar with their surroundings may inadvertently be a threat to the patients they serve. As reported by John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, the study found that the temporary help was twice as likely as permanent staff to be involved in medication errors in the hectic and fast-paced environs of the ER.

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