HEALTH BYTES: Kathy Mertens Interviewed by AJN on Patient Safety

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AAACN President Kathy Mertens describes the crucial role of ambulatory care nurses in protecting patients in a recent American Journal of Nursing investigation, "Ambulatory Surgery Centers: Are They Safe?"

From the article: "The unexpected death of comedian Joan Rivers in 2014 at a New York City ambulatory surgical center put these centers in the spotlight, and not in a positive way. A media frenzy followed, and it was revealed Ms. Rivers had a routine and minor elective procedure. In the wake of her death..." Read the article

AJN, American Journal of Nursing
October 2018, Volume :118 Number 10 , page 15 - 16 [Free]

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