g. Report infections. Health care workers must report any infection that occurs.
The Infection Control Committee will investigate any case of infection to determine the
cause. If a break in nursing technique is identified, the committee will propose different
procedures to eliminate the problem.
Maslow states that our safety and security needs are second only to the need for
food, air, and water. The daily responsibility for protecting the patient from additional
injury or illness rests with the nursing team. The skillful and knowledgeable nurse can
be just as dangerous as the incompetent one if safety measures are not applied in the
health care environment.