Safety: Principle of Nursing Practice C
Lynne Currie Project manager, Evaluating and improving, RCN, Oxford
Caroline Lecko Patient safety lead, National Patient Safety Agency, London
Rose Gallagher Nurse adviser infection control, RCN, London
Kim Sunley Senior employment relations advisor, RCN, London
This is the fourth article in a nine-part series describing the Principles of Nursing Practice developed by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in collaboration with patient and service organisations, the Department of Health, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This article discusses Principle C, the provision of safe and effective care.
Nursing Standard. 25, 30, 35-37. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.03.25.30.35.c8423