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. Policy contradicts State Law
    by Nishstar1 Jan 14
    3
    elkpark
  2. Correct way to draw blood?
    by Flames9_RN Jan 11
    16
    Flames9_RN
  3. Hand Hygiene-PO Medications
    by wendiwhiner Oct 12, '17
    11
    osceteacher
  4. Smoking outside
    by LTC_DON Dec 26, '17
    10
    Here.I.Stand
  5. Reporting for racial slurs/substance abuse
    by nurse_kimbo Dec 8, '17
    33
    dream'n
  6. Fall prevention
    by dontbetachy90 Nov 26, '17
    8
    dontbetachy90
  7. D50 amps
    by fjluce Dec 18, '17
    19
    psu_213
  8. Irreplaceable
    by Elfriede Dec 10, '17
    7
    canoehead
  9. Giving meds early/late
    by Birdy2 Dec 3, '14
    20
    AnnoyedNurse
  10. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    Poll by Emilyinsc Sep 30, '12
    100
    martymoose
  11. Med error
    by Nurselisa12 Dec 3, '17
    7
  12. Behavioral health patients requiring 1:1 sitter
    by JRichmond03 Dec 11, '17
    15
    ChryssyD
  13. Patient Safety? Balogne!!
    by FrankRN2017 Dec 13, '17
    1
    Jennerizer
  14. Unsure of next steps
    by throwaway2 Dec 13, '17
  15. Needle stick injury
    by Blueorchid Jun 18, '11
    16
    9lives
  16. med error on first shift
    by patcheslatches Aug 30, '16
    6
    9lives
  17. didnt get consent signed?
    by txrnswthrt Oct 23, '14
    14
    Melanin
  18. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    Article FAQs by TheCommuter Mar 22, '14
    56
    NVLPN
  19. Okay to yell at the pharmacist for this?
    by T-Bird78 Mar 6, '17
    11
    AZPharmD
  20. First Time Fall
    by Nola504 Nov 17, '17
    14
    Nola504
  21. SOS, I am suspended for something that should be the facility fault, not me.
    by Futurenurse. Nov 16, '17
    5
    NurseCard
  22. I worked in HR & forced to change charting
    by Lutzka1121 Nov 11, '17
    11
    Lutzka1121
  23. Duty of care? Opinions please
    by sharpie12 Nov 18, '17
    26
    oceangirl1234
  24. Pressure Ulcers as a Quality Indicator?
    by luffle Nov 6, '17
    3
    amoLucia
  25. Emesis Bag Dispensers
    by RLMatlock Nov 14, '17
    2
    AJJKRN
  26. Dilemma situation! I'm not a nurse, but is this common practice??
    by Nursing617 Oct 17, '17
    39
    ontnursec
  27. PACU for cerclage
    by schreiba Nov 8, '17
    2
    schreiba
  28. SubQ injections
    by Trinity.Rn Oct 29, '17
    9
    azhiker96
  29. Ratios?
    by MommaWifeNurse Nov 2, '17
    1
    Castiela
  30. Mistake with IM injectiom
    by LPNewbie Oct 18, '17
    8
    bananas1

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