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The Latin phrase “Primum non nocere,” that means “First, not harm” is part of the Hippocratic Oath, it serves as a basis for ethics taught to nursing students during nursing school training. The prevention of harms associated with the delivery of health care is paramount to improve patient safety, which is a paramount component of overall quality of care. Although much is likely preventable, some harm may be inevitable. For example, post-operative bleeding may occur and be harmful despite impeccable surgical technique.
After the completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the ethical principle of “Do no harm.”
- Explain the basis of patient safety
- Describe measure to prevent patient harm
- Describe the nursing responsibilities to prevent harm