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 Overdosed NICU patient
    by Alimacoo Mar 6, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  2. Yield to wheels - need advice/suggestions for a hospital wide project.
    by markbeast Feb 20, '13
    2
    Nccity2002
  3. Co-signature for Insulin administration
    by MissRN7 Apr 11, '12
    48
    Vespertinas
  4. Help!
    by mnicole87 Feb 23, '13
  5. Staffing OB units with 2 nurses?
    by chrys_jenae Feb 19, '13
    5
    tewdles
  6. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    by Tyris Jan 27, '13
    46
    blackvans1234
  7. What would you do?
    by WldChrry Feb 18, '13
    7
    WldChrry
  8. NGT residual question..
    by maiohmai Feb 5, '13
    4
    eatmysoxRN
  9. 12 Hour Shifts
    by BigCSN Feb 6, '13
    17
    brandy1017
  10. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    by abbaking Apr 28, '10
    36
    stablesystole
  11. tricks/tips for putting cpap on peds patient?
    by millmick30 Feb 11, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  12. Refilling water pitchers
    by valeskav Jan 8, '13
    23
    Guitar_Heroine
  13. Dementia
    by nurseywifeymommy1 Dec 23, '12
    17
    ktwlpn
  14. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    by SpeakUp4ever Oct 18, '12
    16
    PunkBenRN
  15. Needlestick trauma
    by kellycinalli Jan 30, '13
    3
    kellycinalli
  16. Hep c + needlestick
    by johnson88aj06 Dec 15, '10
    17
    HepSiNurse
  17. Isolation patient question
    by ashleyelam Jan 31, '13
    3
    mariebailey
  18. Refreshing knowledge
    by raynstac7 Jan 28, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  19. California whistleblower law? Safe harbor?
    by cincin1 Jan 21, '13
    5
    herring_RN
  20. Pride Goes Before A Fall
    by not.done.yet Jan 28, '13
  21. Bed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
    by herring_RN Jan 22, '13
    3
    buytheshoes11
  22. reporting to state?
    by Maremma Jan 24, '13
    3
    herring_RN
  23. Pain meds and low BP?
    by fsh1986 Jan 7, '13
    14
    corky1272RN
  24. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    by RNzInN Jan 18, '13
    4
    liveyourlife747
  25. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    by westieluv Aug 29, '12
    117
    Esme12
  26. Doctor vs Nurse
    by anne919 Dec 28, '12
    89
    mariebailey
  27. Hypoglycemic emergency protocols
    by ofcruz Jan 8, '13
    7
    eatmysoxRN
  28. Rn with associates and 8 years exp. cant find job
    by nursingsteph0716 Jan 14, '13
    3
    ProfRN4
  29. accucare mattress & falls
    by nu rn Jan 13, '13
  30. PA Pt Safety Advisory: Unsafe Injection Practices Issue
    by GrnTea Dec 31, '12
    2
    JZ_RN
  31. new nursing practice in you hospital - patient safety ?
    by shosho99 Dec 30, '12
    5
    dee78
  32. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    by jrwest Dec 29, '12
    12
    jacquelyn.
  33. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 12, '12
    47
    macawake
  34. IM injection too high up?
    by lawrence4656 Dec 30, '12
    4
    lawrence4656
  35. Did I break the isolation code??
    by crunchytaco Dec 27, '12
    4
    Ntheboat2
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