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. Infection control
    by Frank10 Sep 15
    1
    Here.I.Stand
  2. Would You Be Willing to do This?
    by westieluv Sep 2
    36
    nursegreene
  3. Have any of you ever been stuck by a needle and not felt it?
    by ka2rn Sep 5
    14
    Ruby Vee
  4. Bed alarms
    by katie2002 Sep 3
    8
    LadyFree28
  5. California CNA scope of practice question
    • Closed
    Poll by CaliCNA Sep 13
    5
    Esme12
  6. Understaffed Surgical Unit
    by rnz17 Sep 10
    7
    kbrn2002
  7. Nurse Patient Ratio
    by lolaimation Sep 8
    3
    kbrn2002
  8. Please help me understand
    by Clementia Aug 27
    36
    duskyjewel
  9. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    by anon456 Jul 15
    11
    phaniea69
  10. reported a nurse stealing narcs and not giving meds, shes friends with the DON :(
    by CynicallyVexed Aug 18
    29
    heron
  11. I caused skin tear
    by Purple_roses Sep 1
    9
  12. Study: Doctors don't wash hands properly 40% of the time
    by herring_RN Sep 3, '13
    17
    cd365c
  13. Unobserved fall and I feel awful!
    by EmeryRN Aug 28
    22
    amoLucia
  14. Nurse cutbacks linked to death rates
    by sam1971 Aug 10
    5
    IL-male RN
  15. Nursing Perception of Medication Errors
    Research by pbuggli Aug 24
    5
    pbuggli
  16. Morbidly Obese and Fall risk
    by NightNurseRN13 Aug 26
    2
    NightNurseRN13
  17. Diary of An ECMO Nurse
    by nowplayingjc Aug 17
    8
  18. An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody
    Article by ♪♫ in my ♥ Aug 2
    20
    Mas Catoer
  19. intentional or falls
    by Lvuv Aug 21
    12
    morte
  20. Persistent Falsification of Data
    by lpncharlie Aug 20
    17
    lpncharlie
  21. Accuracy and Patient Safety vs Time Management
    by Goldenhare Nov 17, '11
    13
    Valerie99
  22. New nurse and big mistakes
    by apnurserock Jul 30
    12
  23. New Nurse Mistakes
    by ashley785 Jul 23
    26
    Murse1919
  24. Please, could an experienced nurse help.
    by soon_2Bnurse Aug 17
    10
    OCNRN63
  25. The face of a medical error...
    by ♪♫ in my ♥ May 20
    92
    herring_RN
  26. Anticipation: Behavioral Risk Assessment
    Article by jadelpn Aug 7
    4
    Rococo
  27. Unsafe ED
    by HeartRN13 May 2
    74
    Here.I.Stand
  28. Floating
    by luvmybabes Aug 9
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  29. Sentinel Events
    by NYCHikerRN Jul 27
    31
    icuRNmaggie
  30. nurse ratio 50:1? Yup!
    by nurse2033 Jul 26
    9
    xoemmylouox
  31. Staff ratio, dangerous situation
    by Salutations Aug 5
    9
    applewhitern
  32. question about mandated reporter of elderly
    by anon456 Aug 2
    3
    GrnTea
  33. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    by skinzvictory Jul 21
    67
    BlueDevil, DNP
  34. how do i go about this situation safely?
    by wishiwereanurse Jun 23
    10
    TriciaJ
  35. Adult Depends/Underwear
    by grad2012RN Jul 19
    17
    not.done.yet
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