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. Nurse responsibility out of working hours
    • Closed
    by tatyana1973 Jul 28
    7
    jadelpn
  2. Sentinel Events
    by NYCHikerRN Jul 27
    16
    jadelpn
  3. Fall Action Plans
    by Pattsey Jul 25
    1
    amoLucia
  4. New Nurse Mistakes
    by ashley785 Jul 23
    9
    dudette10
  5. saline flushes over infusion pump versus manual flush in peds
    by choarn Jun 12, '10
    9
    Nathan Sharp
  6. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    by Cat_LPN Apr 21, '11
    29
    FLICURN
  7. nurse ratio 50:1? Yup!
    by nurse2033 Jul 26
    2
    nurse2033
  8. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    by anon456 Jul 15
    4
    HazelLPN
  9. Stupid mistakes
    by New picu Jul 5
    16
    toomuchbaloney
  10. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    by skinzvictory Jul 21
    65
    psu_213
  11. Verbal Read-back
    by dutchnurse69 Jul 19
    10
    GrnTea
  12. Adult Depends/Underwear
    by grad2012RN Jul 19
    16
    toomuchbaloney
  13. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    by Emergent Jun 16
    42
    erinberrin
  14. LPN in a nursing home
    by dianeroseward Jul 16
    1
    GrnTea
  15. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    by 0.adamantite Jul 15
    7
    iluvivt
  16. child safety
    by amoLucia Jul 9
    32
    Delicate Flower
  17. I made a potential deadly transcription error
    by NurseReneeLPN123 Jul 19
    3
    Ruas61
  18. DPH pressure ulcer
    by zumbaspinRN Jul 15
    7
    jadelpn
  19. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    by EmmiAnn Jul 10
    12
    classicdame
  20. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    10
    ~PedsRN~
  21. Being asked to sign on treatments not done
    Poll by puppypower Jul 6
    19
    classicdame
  22. Patient with Dementia's Right to Refusal
    by oblivionenigma Jan 5, '13
    21
    elorne4647
  23. Acetylcysteine
    by MedTrans68 Jun 29
    21
    KelRN215
  24. LTC lack of reporting
    by smorgan1228 Jun 27
    10
    kissbug26
  25. Coworker Politics v. Endangered Patient
    by atxgirlrn Jun 24
    5
    toomuchbaloney
  26. The face of a medical error...
    by ♪♫ in my ♥ May 20
    87
    Susie2310
  27. How does your facility prevent falls?
    by GoldiesMom May 3
    27
    not.done.yet
  28. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    by kaliRN Aug 24, '12
    107
    krisiepoo
  29. how do i go about this situation safely?
    by wishiwereanurse Jun 23
    7
    HouTx
  30. HELP med error on my first day as a solo RN
    by cardiobaby Jun 23
    9
    prnqday
  31. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    by GinaCat Jun 17, '12
    32
    MunoRN
  32. moderate sedation - a nurses right to refuse
    by ConcernedRN03 Jun 21
    7
    Kooky Korky
  33. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    by j0yegan Feb 24
    43
    herring_RN
  34. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    by Nola009 Feb 12
    57
    Christy1019
  35. Should I Report?
    by Skeeter19910 Jun 19
    9
    jadelpn
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