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. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    by skinzvictory Jul 21
    58
  2. New Nurse Mistakes
    by ashley785 Jul 23
    6
    SionainnRN
  3. Verbal Read-back
    by dutchnurse69 Jul 19
    10
    GrnTea
  4. Adult Depends/Underwear
    by grad2012RN Jul 19
    16
    toomuchbaloney
  5. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    by Emergent Jun 16
    42
    erinberrin
  6. LPN in a nursing home
    by dianeroseward Jul 16
    1
    GrnTea
  7. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    by 0.adamantite Jul 15
    7
    iluvivt
  8. child safety
    by amoLucia Jul 9
    32
    Delicate Flower
  9. I made a potential deadly transcription error
    by NurseReneeLPN123 Jul 19
    3
    Ruas61
  10. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    by anon456 Jul 15
    3
    nursel56
  11. DPH pressure ulcer
    by zumbaspinRN Jul 15
    7
    jadelpn
  12. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    by EmmiAnn Jul 10
    12
    classicdame
  13. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    10
    ~PedsRN~
  14. Being asked to sign on treatments not done
    Poll by puppypower Jul 6
    19
    classicdame
  15. Patient with Dementia's Right to Refusal
    by oblivionenigma Jan 5, '13
    21
    elorne4647
  16. Acetylcysteine
    by MedTrans68 Jun 29
    21
    KelRN215
  17. Stupid mistakes
    by New picu Jul 5
    14
    calivianya
  18. LTC lack of reporting
    by smorgan1228 Jun 27
    10
    kissbug26
  19. Coworker Politics v. Endangered Patient
    by atxgirlrn Jun 24
    5
    toomuchbaloney
  20. The face of a medical error...
    by ♪♫ in my ♥ May 20
    87
    Susie2310
  21. How does your facility prevent falls?
    by GoldiesMom May 3
    27
    not.done.yet
  22. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    by kaliRN Aug 24, '12
    107
    krisiepoo
  23. how do i go about this situation safely?
    by wishiwereanurse Jun 23
    7
    HouTx
  24. HELP med error on my first day as a solo RN
    by cardiobaby Jun 23
    9
    prnqday
  25. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    by GinaCat Jun 17, '12
    32
    MunoRN
  26. moderate sedation - a nurses right to refuse
    by ConcernedRN03 Jun 21
    7
    Kooky Korky
  27. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    by j0yegan Feb 24
    43
    herring_RN
  28. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    by Nola009 Feb 12
    57
    Christy1019
  29. Should I Report?
    by Skeeter19910 Jun 19
    9
    jadelpn
  30. am i reasonably resigning?
    by wakeuptothesun86 Mar 28
    40
    RNlove17
  31. Patients Cheeking medications
    by sdegracia Jan 6
    20
    LadyFree28
  32. I was written up and put back on orientation
    by Kalicokats Jun 14
    30
    GrnTea
  33. ativan gel
    by lmss Jun 19
    6
    MunoRN
  34. Nurses and Lunch Breaks in NYC
    by SonBSN Jun 4
    22
    Here.I.Stand
  35. Right Decision?
    by Lylesmom Jun 17
    6
    toomuchbaloney
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