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. Study: Doctors don't wash hands properly 40% of the time
    by herring_RN Sep 3, '13
    13
    klone
  2. Please help me understand
    by Clementia Aug 27
    29
    Ruby Vee
  3. Unobserved fall and I feel awful!
    by EmeryRN Aug 28
    22
    amoLucia
  4. Nurse cutbacks linked to death rates
    by sam1971 Aug 10
    5
    IL-male RN
  5. Nursing Perception of Medication Errors
    Research by pbuggli Aug 24
    5
    pbuggli
  6. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    by anon456 Jul 15
    10
    emtb2rn
  7. Morbidly Obese and Fall risk
    by NightNurseRN13 Aug 26
    2
    NightNurseRN13
  8. Diary of An ECMO Nurse
    by nowplayingjc Aug 17
    8
  9. reported a nurse stealing narcs and not giving meds, shes friends with the DON :(
    by CynicallyVexed Aug 18
    23
    monkeyhq
  10. An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody
    Article by ♪♫ in my ♥ Aug 2
    20
    Mas Catoer
  11. intentional or falls
    by Lvuv Aug 21
    12
    morte
  12. Persistent Falsification of Data
    by lpncharlie Aug 20
    17
    lpncharlie
  13. Accuracy and Patient Safety vs Time Management
    by Goldenhare Nov 17, '11
    13
    Valerie99
  14. Nurse safety
    3
    Sonjailana
  15. New nurse and big mistakes
    by apnurserock Jul 30
    12
  16. New Nurse Mistakes
    by ashley785 Jul 23
    26
    Murse1919
  17. Please, could an experienced nurse help.
    by soon_2Bnurse Aug 17
    10
    OCNRN63
  18. The face of a medical error...
    by ♪♫ in my ♥ May 20
    92
    herring_RN
  19. Anticipation: Behavioral Risk Assessment
    Article by jadelpn Aug 7
    4
    Rococo
  20. Unsafe ED
    by HeartRN13 May 2
    74
    Here.I.Stand
  21. Floating
    by luvmybabes Aug 9
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  22. Sentinel Events
    by NYCHikerRN Jul 27
    31
    icuRNmaggie
  23. nurse ratio 50:1? Yup!
    by nurse2033 Jul 26
    9
    xoemmylouox
  24. Staff ratio, dangerous situation
    by Salutations Aug 5
    9
    applewhitern
  25. question about mandated reporter of elderly
    by anon456 Aug 2
    3
    GrnTea
  26. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    by skinzvictory Jul 21
    67
    BlueDevil, DNP
  27. how do i go about this situation safely?
    by wishiwereanurse Jun 23
    10
    TriciaJ
  28. Adult Depends/Underwear
    by grad2012RN Jul 19
    17
    not.done.yet
  29. saline flushes over infusion pump versus manual flush in peds
    by choarn Jun 12, '10
    11
    iluvivt
  30. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    by RN Chaos Sep 16, '12
    49
    chrty_knox
  31. Nurse responsibility out of working hours
    • Closed
    by tatyana1973 Jul 28
    7
    jadelpn
  32. Fall Action Plans
    by Pattsey Jul 25
    1
    amoLucia
  33. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    by Cat_LPN Apr 21, '11
    29
    FLICURN
  34. Stupid mistakes
    by New picu Jul 5
    16
    toomuchbaloney
  35. Verbal Read-back
    by dutchnurse69 Jul 19
    10
    GrnTea
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