Protect Patients from Reckless Behavior by Registered Nurses

The nurses and caregivers in our health care system are on the frontlines of care, serving a special note that mandates a high standard of care to ensure a safe patient culture. This standard was paramount when the leadership of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) met to discuss how this process could be improved. Although rare, headlines remind us that criminal behavior does occur that requires us to be ever vigilant in our protection of patients. It was critical that these three organizations collaborate to develop guiding principles for further discussion and use by respective members ? nurse leaders, health care risk managers, and human resource professionals.

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