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. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    by Notmarvin Apr 14
    31
    jadelpn
  2. Wrong documentation
    by Lola RN Apr 14
    1
    toomuchbaloney
  3. Issues w/staff
    by momo_2013 Mar 4
    20
    Baubo516
  4. Triage Call Bell?
    by Esme12 Apr 9
    38
    Ruby Vee
  5. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    by 222mom222 Mar 12
    51
    Baubo516
  6. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    by kaliRN Aug 24, '12
    89
    gigi_rn
  7. Do you have a process if you disagree with discharge of a patient?
    by Codeblue1982 Mar 20
    17
    GrnTea
  8. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 7, '13
    62
    toomuchbaloney
  9. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    by newnurse2014 Apr 7
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  10. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    by j0yegan Feb 24
    42
  11. "I'm going to smash your face in"
    by jannjul76 Feb 21
    22
    Always Hopeful
  12. Afraid to kill a patient
    by ward81 Mar 2
    19
    anon456
  13. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    78
    RobtheORNurse
  14. Elopement (a personal story and a plea)
    by Here.I.Stand Mar 30
    18
    HappyWife77
  15. How Would Hand Hygiene Save Lives!
    by Ahmed Elgameel Apr 3
    2
    Ahmed Elgameel
  16. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    by herring_RN Jun 25, '13
    13
    dudette10
  17. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    3
    classicdame
  18. Recurring Protonix Nightmare
    by Firewood Mar 22
    3
    kbednarczyk
  19. abuse and harassment
    by wiley6coyote Mar 30
    4
    jadelpn
  20. am i reasonably resigning?
    by wakeuptothesun86 Mar 28
    23
    Paco-RN
  21. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 22
    31
    Starfire61
  22. Are you familiar with AHRQ?
    by Beth AHRQ Feb 10
    2
    Esme12
  23. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    by zyft01 Oct 22, '13
    17
    xoemmylouox
  24. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Feb 26
    46
    NRSKarenRN
  25. C. Diff in the hallways!
    by dubspot Mar 24
    15
    eeffoc_emmig
  26. Nursing students on medication
    by kjnsweets Feb 16
    153
    sissiesmama
  27. Restraint without order
    by Nursebirdy Mar 11
    15
    jrwest
  28. Reporting Neglect in Home Health
    by Sherriblu Mar 18
    15
    brillohead
  29. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    by ggcolonnello Mar 20
    5
    JenElizabethRN
  30. Why is it so hard to find a fair employer
    by Nola009 Feb 24
    9
    Nola009
  31. Venipuncture - gauze vs cotton ball
    by fozziebear Mar 7
    15
    Ella26
  32. C-Diff: Ways to Make Your Patients Safer
    by Beth AHRQ Mar 13
  33. The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!
    Article by pinkiepieRN Feb 9
    19
    anewsns
  34. Prisoner on a psych unit?
    by JenniferFields Mar 7
    3
    MrChicagoRN
  35. Help, I'm stuck and unsure what to do??
    by Lopezlvn Feb 21
    18
    Mn nurse 22
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