Whether male or female, a nurse is still a nurse.

Just Culture principles can help preceptors make better decisions.

Takeaways 

Use open communication to avoid attributing error to the incorrect cause. 
Apply the Just Culture framework to assess the root cause of an error. 
Distinguish between the three error categories (human error, at-risk behavior, reckless behavior) and how to coach in the aftermath.  

NICK is a new nurse learning his role as a bedside RN under the guidance of his preceptor. During a busy trauma patient resuscitation, Nick is listening to the report when he hears a team member state, “The I.V. is blown and we don’t have access.” Feeling more confident in his I.V. insertion skills, Nick pulls out an I.V. start kit and skin prep. As th… Read More

Just Culture principles can help preceptors make better decisions.

Takeaways 

Use open communication to avoid attributing error to the incorrect cause. 
Apply the Just Culture framework to assess the root cause of an error. 
Distinguish between the three error categories (human error, at-risk behavior, reckless behavior) and how to coach in the aftermath.  

NICK is a new nurse learning his role as a bedside RN under the guidance of his preceptor. During a busy trauma patient resuscitation, Nick is listening to the report when he hears a team member state, “The I.V. is blown and we don’t have access.” Feeling more confident in his I.V. insertion skills, Nick pulls out an I.V. start kit and skin prep. As th… Read More

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