Top 7 Nursing Errors — and How to Avoid Them


It’s true. Even nurses make mistakes sometimes. Studies have shown that errors, accidents, injuries, and infections are to blame for at least 180,000 patients killed every year in American hospitals.¹ No matter the profession, it is critically important to follow rules and guidelines that are aimed at decreasing the number of  preventable fatalities. We all make mistakes, but what errors do nurses make the most and how can they be avoided?


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