Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

Patient safety is a critical component of the care Nurses deliver as we endeavor to prevent harm. Topics will include fall preventions, how to improve documentation, implementing strategies to intercept medication errors, assessment and follow-up, wrong-site surgery, nurse-to-patient ratios as well as other issues that place our patients at risk for harm.

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  1. Joint commission on safety
    by Tagg Oct 21
    1
    Tagg
  2. Nursing program preqs only high school courses
    by jocelynpotano Oct 21
  3. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    by plinytheRN Sep 3, '13
    232
    Beverage
  4. Legal?
    by ashnicole86 Oct 19
    12
    ŽNurse
  5. Nursing issues
    by Alexm73113 Oct 3
    7
    icuRNmaggie
  6. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    by preddish Oct 3
    48
    T-Bird78
  7. Nipride
    by CARN4 Oct 15
    1
    firstlight
  8. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    by GinaCat Jun 17, '12
    34
    Loo17
  9. Persistent Falsification of Data
    by lpncharlie Aug 20
    19
    AmyRN303
  10. Safe/unsafe ER Transfer times to Inpatient Units
    by Sashat3 Oct 5
    2
    sandyfeet
  11. grandchildren signing consent
    by ANEESAHM Oct 6
    8
    Altra
  12. Thomas Eric Duncan and Hipaa
    by smartnurse1982 Oct 5
    17
    Altra
  13. Hospital / Department schedule follow up appointments for patients before discharge?
    by KQG333 Sep 29
    5
    mudd68
  14. What went wrong with my IM injection?
    by littlemissfit Oct 7
    11
    psu_213
  15. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    by Phoenix2541 Sep 10, '13
    122
    klone
  16. Tuberculosis Exposure
    by kritter01 Feb 9, '11
    17
    klone
  17. Nurse Patient Ratio
    by lolaimation Sep 8
    8
    herring_RN
  18. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    by Pat_Pat RN Sep 13
    45
    orange_dolphin
  19. Understaffed Surgical Unit
    by rnz17 Sep 10
    9
    herring_RN
  20. Medication error
    by LilaJensenHerman Sep 19
    3
    vintagemother
  21. epic nursing communications vs epic orders
    by Lvuv Sep 16
    6
    dudette10
  22. Would You Be Willing to do This?
    by westieluv Sep 2
    38
    Debilpn23
  23. Infection control
    by Frank10 Sep 15
    1
    Here.I.Stand
  24. When to wash, When to rub?
    by jwha Sep 15
    3
    anon456
  25. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    by ka2rn Sep 5
    14
    Ruby Vee
  26. Bed alarms
    by katie2002 Sep 3
    8
    LadyFree28
  27. California CNA scope of practice question
    • Closed
    Poll by CaliCNA Sep 13
    5
    Esme12
  28. Please help me understand
    by Clementia Aug 27
    36
    duskyjewel
  29. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    by anon456 Jul 15
    11
    annie.rn
  30. reported a nurse stealing narcs and not giving meds, shes friends with the DON :(
    by CynicallyVexed Aug 18
    29
    heron
  31. I caused skin tear
    by Purple_roses Sep 1
    9
  32. Study: Doctors don't wash hands properly 40% of the time
    by herring_RN Sep 3, '13
    17
    cd365c
  33. Unobserved fall and I feel awful!
    by EmeryRN Aug 28
    22
    amoLucia
  34. Nurse cutbacks linked to death rates
    by sam1971 Aug 10
    5
    IL-male RN
  35. Nursing Perception of Medication Errors
    Research by pbuggli Aug 24
    5
    pbuggli
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