Hospital & Nursing Errors

Many hospitals are short-staffed, and nurses face many distractions as they care for too many patients. These circumstances can cause mistakes and threaten your health and well-being. Some examples are:

  • Failure to monitor the patient

  • Shift change errors

  • Failure to communicate with patients and physicians

  • Failure to respond to call lights

  • Failure to assist the patient to the restroom

  • Failure to carry out the doctor's orders

  • Medication errors

  • Dropping patients

  • Failure to notice a change in the patient's vital signs

  • Failure to read charts properly

Knowing what does and does not constitute a nursing error is very important when reviewing any possible case.