Unsafe clinical practice has been defined in the nursing literature as occurrences or patterns of behavior involving unacceptable risk or potential harm to the patient, student, or health care personnel. Previous nursing research has described consistent themes related to unsafe student practice including ineffective interpersonal interactions, knowledge and skill incompetence, and unprofessional image. Challenges with organizing care, repetitive behaviors, and communication problems have also been identified as common occurrences. This research can be used to assist the nurse educator in understanding how to identify unsafe behaviors and determine strategies for managing these students in the clinical practice setting.
This presentation will describe the state of the science related to students and unsafe practice. Best practice implications for addressing unsafe behaviors will be shared with specific examples for educators to implement in their clinical teaching roles. Case study examples will be included and potential remediation plans will be reviewed. Situations that warrant immediate faculty action will be covered. The presentation will also address gaps in the literature and opportunities for future research.
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