Elaine Marieb College of Nursing Faculty Publication Series
Error identification and recovery by student nurses using human patient simulation: Opportunity to improve patient safety
Journal or Book Title
Applied Nursing Research
This study examined types of errors that occurred or were recovered in a simulated environment by student nurses. Errors occurred in all four rule-based error categories, and all students committed at least one error. The most frequent errors occurred in the verification category. Another common error was related to physician interactions. The least common errors were related to coordinating information with the patient and family. Our finding that 100% of student subjects committed rule-based errors is cause for concern. To decrease errors and improve safe clinical practice, nurse educators must identify effective strategies that students can use to improve patient surveillance.
Henneman, EA; Roche, JP; Fisher, DL; Cunningham, H; Reilly, CA; Nathanson, BH; and Henneman, PL, "Error identification and recovery by student nurses using human patient simulation: Opportunity to improve patient safety" (2010). Applied Nursing Research. 35.