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Patient Safety  

Author:  Lorry  Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN.

Source: Volume 14, Number 03, March/April 2013 , pp.33-41(9)

Correctional Health Care Report

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An expert panel was convened to apply patient safety principles to the correctional health care setting. Proposed standards for patient safety were developed based on guidelines already published by nationally recognized safety groups.These proposed standards provide a foundation for building a solid patient safety program. Correctional nurses are involved in the assimilation and implementation of all patient safety standards.

Keywords: AHRQ, CDC, HEDIS, NCCHC, PPPSA, Culture of Patient Safety, SBAR Communication Structure, Patient Identification, Medication Distribution, Proposed Safety Measure

Affiliations:  1: correctionalnurse.net.

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