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 would you do?
    by WldChrry Feb 18, '13
    7
    WldChrry
  2. NGT residual question..
    by maiohmai Feb 5, '13
    4
    eatmysoxRN
  3. 12 Hour Shifts
    by BigCSN Feb 6, '13
    17
    brandy1017
  4. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    by abbaking Apr 28, '10
    36
    stablesystole
  5. tricks/tips for putting cpap on peds patient?
    by millmick30 Feb 11, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  6. Refilling water pitchers
    by valeskav Jan 8, '13
    23
    Guitar_Heroine
  7. Dementia
    by nurseywifeymommy1 Dec 23, '12
    17
    ktwlpn
  8. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    by SpeakUp4ever Oct 18, '12
    16
    PunkBenRN
  9. Needlestick trauma
    by kellycinalli Jan 30, '13
    3
    kellycinalli
  10. Hep c + needlestick
    by johnson88aj06 Dec 15, '10
    17
    HepSiNurse
  11. Isolation patient question
    by ashleyelam Jan 31, '13
    3
    mariebailey
  12. Refreshing knowledge
    by raynstac7 Jan 28, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  13. California whistleblower law? Safe harbor?
    by cincin1 Jan 21, '13
    5
    herring_RN
  14. Pride Goes Before A Fall
    by not.done.yet Jan 28, '13
  15. Bed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
    by herring_RN Jan 22, '13
    3
    buytheshoes11
  16. reporting to state?
    by Maremma Jan 24, '13
    3
    herring_RN
  17. Pain meds and low BP?
    by fsh1986 Jan 7, '13
    14
    corky1272RN
  18. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    by RNzInN Jan 18, '13
    4
    liveyourlife747
  19. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    by westieluv Aug 29, '12
    117
    Esme12
  20. Doctor vs Nurse
    by anne919 Dec 28, '12
    89
    mariebailey
  21. Hypoglycemic emergency protocols
    by ofcruz Jan 8, '13
    7
    eatmysoxRN
  22. Rn with associates and 8 years exp. cant find job
    by nursingsteph0716 Jan 14, '13
    3
    ProfRN4
  23. accucare mattress & falls
    by nu rn Jan 13, '13
  24. PA Pt Safety Advisory: Unsafe Injection Practices Issue
    by GrnTea Dec 31, '12
    2
    JZ_RN
  25. new nursing practice in you hospital - patient safety ?
    by shosho99 Dec 30, '12
    5
    dee78
  26. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    by jrwest Dec 29, '12
    12
    jacquelyn.
  27. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 12, '12
    47
    macawake
  28. IM injection too high up?
    by lawrence4656 Dec 30, '12
    4
    lawrence4656
  29. Did I break the isolation code??
    by crunchytaco Dec 27, '12
    4
    Ntheboat2
  30. Lack of acute pain management for minimally conscious
    by planetstef Oct 16, '12
    12
    AmandaJoy
  31. MD's hand writing
    by marcos9999 Dec 14, '12
    16
    applewhitern
  32. Nursing errors? Charting inconsistencies?
    by sarahr Nov 2, '12
    3
    Sadala
  33. water pitcher mix ups in the hospital, how to avoid?
    by Tholi Nov 14, '12
    12
    Sadala
  34. Visitor silencing neighboring alarms
    by PediLove2147 Aug 23, '12
    48
    msjellybean
  35. How does this happen???
    by snbonbon Oct 22, '12
    25
    SionainnRN
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