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.

  1. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    40
    Hematocrit13
  2. Needlestick injury from hiv+ pt
    Poll by Lmwood0425 May 16
    3
    Leader25
  3. Safe Harbor and a Pedi/ICU harbor
    by RECOVERYPACU May 5
    11
    cayenne06
  4. Unit practice for heparinizing ports
    by hunnybeemay May 17
    6
    Buckeye.nurse
  5. Insulin pen mixup
    by Sothatswhatitis May 16
    8
    psu_213
  6. Sitting a patient on the floor
    by Nursemommyme May 8
    5
    hppygr8ful
  7. Admitting More ICU Patients than Hospital is Licensed To Take
    by J Friday Apr 2
    21
    J Friday
  8. Help with Potential Needle Stick
    by Mary217 May 9
    4
    inthecosmos
  9. Patient care tech's install IV?
    11
    Apples&Oranges
  10. Am I overthinking this?!
    by Kstevens828 Apr 25
    6
    inthecosmos
  11. Assisting patients with change of physician
    by Appleaday01 Apr 29
    2
    inthecosmos
  12. Reinsert Blood from CVC
    by RonaIsaNurse May 7
    12
    MunoRN
  13. Total care pts with briefs in wheelchair must be transferred to bed to change briefs?
    by jm_emt Mar 21
    16
    jm_emt
  14. The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error
    19
    hherrn
  15. Safety Tips for New Grad Nurses
    by Fntsemi Feb 26
    10
    meggiepie24
  16. False acusations?
    by TexasmedicRN Apr 13
    4
    sarbo1010
  17. Mistake with IM injectiom
    by LPNewbie Oct 18, '17
    9
    Kstevens828
  18. Seems Patient Safety not a consideration
    by RyRy10-8 Mar 24
    5
    SafetyNurse1968
  19. Anxiety about diseases
    by ka2rn Dec 24, '14
    19
    DIABETESRN
  20. Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
    Article Poll by SafetyNurse1968 Feb 21
    28
    SafetyNurse1968
  21. Impact indicator?
    by AlexisZ Apr 10
    1
    Double-Helix
  22. Hospice morphine overdose
    by Robbie8121 Mar 27
    17
    Mini2544
  23. I've Been "Invited" To A Root Cause Analysis, Now What?
    2
    SafetyNurse1968
  24. Patients Over Profits
    Image Magazine by Joe V Apr 6
  25. Medication aides and errors
    by Dobbysanurse Apr 1
    6
    hherrn
  26. What can Nurses do to stop Mandatory Overtime?
    Poll by Code Caffeine Feb 23
    2
    mso819
  27. Restraints
    by emm1256 Jul 29, '17
    24
    Triddin
  28. Used Bed after surgery - advice needed
    • Closed
    by aaronc90 Mar 22
    1
    dianah
  29. Obnoxious bed alarms and falls
    by Grobyc82 Feb 19
    4
    amoLucia
  30. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    by Cat_LPN Apr 21, '11
    31
    MunoRN

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