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Surprising Healthcare Statistics: 15 Mistakes Nurses Make

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Nursing is a difficult job that not everyone is cut out to do. To mistake is human but nurses can kill you when they make medical errors. There are countless cases that involve the death of a patient directly due to errors made by nurses. Below we examine some of the common nursing errors and their results.

1. Medication Errors

These lead to over 100,000 patient deaths each year according to the Department of Health and Human Services and in some years that number may push 200,000 patient deaths.The result is not always death, but it can range from serious injury to death or it can be as harmless as having no effect at all.

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