What does dangerous mean to you?
I often hear nurses refer to shift or situation as dangerous. I know I have had times where I feel inadequate or our of control. Once my assignment grew to be more than I felt I could handle, but at what point does it become dangerous?
By definition on the Meriam-Webster website:
--involving possible injury, harm, or death : characterized by danger
--able or likely to cause injury, pain, harm, etc.
Well, by that definition, nursing every day is dangerous. I could harm someone with any nursing intervention. So, what makes a particular shift or assignment more dangerous? And who should decide?
I'd like to hear some thoughts on dangerous and/or potentially dangerous situatiouns
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