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. Patient ratio
    by Catalina1318 9:08 pm
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    JustBeachyNurse
  2. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    by kaliRN Aug 24, '12
    97
    Army
  3. Our nurse-patient ratio changed for the worse... Help!
    1
    xoemmylouox
  4. Urgent Mandate Question
    by Joeyy Apr 21
    5
    Esme12
  5. Issues w/staff
    by momo_2013 Mar 4
    22
    momo_2013
  6. The healthcare systems adoption of electronical interoperability through EMR
    by UTDGC Apr 18
    1
    GrnTea
  7. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    by Notmarvin Apr 14
    40
    toomuchbaloney
  8. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    by 222mom222 Mar 12
    55
    Maremma
  9. Wrong documentation
    by Lola RN Apr 14
    1
    toomuchbaloney
  10. Triage Call Bell?
    by Esme12 Apr 9
    38
    Ruby Vee
  11. Do you have a process if you disagree with discharge of a patient?
    by Codeblue1982 Mar 20
    17
    GrnTea
  12. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 7, '13
    62
    toomuchbaloney
  13. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    by newnurse2014 Apr 7
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  14. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    by j0yegan Feb 24
    42
  15. "I'm going to smash your face in"
    by jannjul76 Feb 21
    22
    Always Hopeful
  16. Afraid to kill a patient
    by ward81 Mar 2
    19
    anon456
  17. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    78
    RobtheORNurse
  18. Elopement (a personal story and a plea)
    by Here.I.Stand Mar 30
    18
    HappyWife77
  19. How Would Hand Hygiene Save Lives!
    by Ahmed Elgameel Apr 3
    2
    Ahmed Elgameel
  20. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    by herring_RN Jun 25, '13
    13
    dudette10
  21. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    3
    classicdame
  22. Recurring Protonix Nightmare
    by Firewood Mar 22
    3
    kbednarczyk
  23. abuse and harassment
    by wiley6coyote Mar 30
    4
    jadelpn
  24. am i reasonably resigning?
    by wakeuptothesun86 Mar 28
    23
    Paco-RN
  25. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 22
    31
    Starfire61
  26. Are you familiar with AHRQ?
    by Beth AHRQ Feb 10
    2
    Esme12
  27. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    by zyft01 Oct 22, '13
    17
    xoemmylouox
  28. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Feb 26
    46
    NRSKarenRN
  29. C. Diff in the hallways!
    by dubspot Mar 24
    15
    eeffoc_emmig
  30. Nursing students on medication
    by kjnsweets Feb 16
    153
    sissiesmama
  31. Restraint without order
    by Nursebirdy Mar 11
    15
    jrwest
  32. Reporting Neglect in Home Health
    by Sherriblu Mar 18
    15
    brillohead
  33. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    by ggcolonnello Mar 20
    5
    JenElizabethRN
  34. Why is it so hard to find a fair employer
    by Nola009 Feb 24
    9
    Nola009
  35. Venipuncture - gauze vs cotton ball
    by fozziebear Mar 7
    15
    Ella26
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