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5 strategies for hospitals to prevent medical errors

Medical errors in hospitals have become all too common nowadays. And although it can be tough to prevent them, it’s possible in many cases, especially if hospitals are willing to take various approaches to solving the problem. 

Bedside shift change reports can improve patient care

Thorough conversations during nursing shift changes are important for a smooth transition. But a little-known side effect is they can be alienating to patients if done outside their hospital rooms. To avoid this, some hospitals are getting more personal with these discussions by bringing them to patients’ bedsides. 

Improved handoff conversations key to avoiding errors

Many serious medical errors in hospitals are caused by miscommunication, and shift changes are a time where communication often breaks down among staffers.