Emma Moore felt cornered. At a community health clinic in Portland, Oregon, the 29-year-old nurse practitioner said she felt overwhelmed and undertrained. Coronavirus patients flooded the clinic for two years, and Moore struggled to keep up.
Surveyors on site for a Life Safety Code®-only complaint or LSC-only follow-up survey are not expected to check for compliance with the new requirements to vaccinate healthcare workers against COVID-19, according to recently updated CMS memos.
Preventing medical errors requires people to come forward when those errors are made, IHI says. Otherwise, how else will healthcare organizations know there’s a problem? But nurses and other healthcare providers will be less likely to admit to an error if they fear it will send them to prison.