Quality & Patient Safety

Scotland nurses’ poor math skills endanger patients

Patient Safety Monitor: Global Edition, November 25, 2008

According to a government report, nurses’ numerical errors are putting patients in danger, reports the Sunday Times. Nurses struggle to convert doses from larger to smaller units, adapt measures correctly, or calculate correct dosages according to patient weight. The study also found that nurses rarely checked dosages ordered by physicians. To read more, click here.

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