The Role of the RN and APRN in Diagnosis

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Year
2018
Length
52:52
Presented By
  • Mark Graber, MD, Senior Fellow, RTI International, President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Topic
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Practice, Registered Nurses (RNs)
Audience
Board Members, Board Staff, Consumer Groups, Executive Officers, Health Care Organizations, Policy Makers
Knowledge Network
Advanced Practice
Description

The National Academy of Medicine describes diagnostic errors as an urgent patient safety concern and recommends teamwork as the most important intervention to address this problem. Nurses should be welcomed as key members of the diagnostic team, and should contribute actively in making diagnosis accurate, timely, and safe.