Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 10-9-2018

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

Mitchell, B. G. (2018, October 9). Staffing levels and infection prevention. The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin. Retrieved from https://www.hospitalhealth.com.au/magazine

ISSN: 2204-3438

ANZSRC / FoR Code

110309 Infectious Diseases| 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)| 111708 Health and Community Services| 111716 Preventive Medicine| 160508 Health Policy

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items

C3

Abstract

For patients receiving care in healthcare settings, there is a risk of unintended harm. These potential harms include falls, medication errors, pressure injuries, failure to respond quickly when a person’s condition deteriorates and health-care associated infections. These adverse events have spawned an entire industry charged with attempting to keep people safe from the dangers associated with being the consumers of health care.

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Used by permission: the author and The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin.

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