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Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
doi: 10.1097/01.NND.0000342233.74753.ad
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Hallmarks of Unsafe Practice: What Preceptors Know

Luhanga, Florence PhD, RN; Yonge, Olive PhD, RN; Myrick, Florence PhD, RN

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Abstract

During a preceptorship experience, certain students do not progress in their learning at the same rate as others and may engage in unsafe practice. Twenty-two preceptors working with fourth year baccalaureate nursing students for 340 hours in a final practicum were interviewed. This study reaffirmed that early identification and intervention of unsafe practice are critical and consist of red flags regarding knowledge, attitudes, skills, and professionalism.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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