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. Pain meds and low BP?
    by fsh1986 Jan 7, '13
    14
    corky1272RN
  2. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    by RNzInN Jan 18, '13
    4
    liveyourlife747
  3. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    by westieluv Aug 29, '12
    117
    Esme12
  4. Doctor vs Nurse
    by anne919 Dec 28, '12
    89
    mariebailey
  5. Hypoglycemic emergency protocols
    by ofcruz Jan 8, '13
    7
    eatmysoxRN
  6. Rn with associates and 8 years exp. cant find job
    by nursingsteph0716 Jan 14, '13
    3
    ProfRN4
  7. accucare mattress & falls
    by nu rn Jan 13, '13
  8. PA Pt Safety Advisory: Unsafe Injection Practices Issue
    by GrnTea Dec 31, '12
    2
    JZ_RN
  9. new nursing practice in you hospital - patient safety ?
    by shosho99 Dec 30, '12
    5
    dee78
  10. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    by jrwest Dec 29, '12
    12
    jacquelyn.
  11. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 12, '12
    47
    macawake
  12. IM injection too high up?
    by lawrence4656 Dec 30, '12
    4
    lawrence4656
  13. Did I break the isolation code??
    by crunchytaco Dec 27, '12
    4
    Ntheboat2
  14. Lack of acute pain management for minimally conscious
    by planetstef Oct 16, '12
    12
    AmandaJoy
  15. MD's hand writing
    by marcos9999 Dec 14, '12
    16
    applewhitern
  16. Nursing errors? Charting inconsistencies?
    by sarahr Nov 2, '12
    3
    Sadala
  17. water pitcher mix ups in the hospital, how to avoid?
    by Tholi Nov 14, '12
    12
    Sadala
  18. Visitor silencing neighboring alarms
    by PediLove2147 Aug 23, '12
    48
    msjellybean
  19. How does this happen???
    by snbonbon Oct 22, '12
    25
    SionainnRN
  20. 12 hour shifts...dangerous?
    by ThePrincessBride Dec 4, '12
    65
    PMFB-RN
  21. Avoiding inadvertent IV injection of oral liquids
    by NRSKarenRN Sep 7, '12
    24
    nrsang97
  22. Help with research on patient fall reporting
    by Thelmasmom Oct 18, '12
    6
    NeuroICU_Sara
  23. First job and I am in total shock!
    by visionsbydean Nov 17, '12
    9
    MedChica
  24. Pill planners medication administration vs dispensing
    by Newengland12RN Dec 9, '12
    2
    mariebailey
  25. MD orders via computer
    by gracedRN Mar 9, '11
    29
    DoeRN
  26. Falsifying Documentation
    by scorpiaRN Nov 20, '12
    9
    Scorpia1027
  27. Wrote up a CNA
    by momof3nurse Nov 28, '12
    1
    monkeybug
  28. Has this happened to you
    by brendacg Nov 25, '12
    19
    Pistachio
  29. On a need to know basis? How would you approach such situation?
    • Closed
    by rksgray13 Nov 27, '12
    17
    NRSKarenRN
  30. Cliques & Bulling in LTC
    by Emilyinsc Oct 28, '12
    2
    IowaKaren
  31. Physically Asssulted at work
    by theview Nov 5, '12
    24
    edmia
  32. Environmental Sustainability Can Save Billions
    by NRSKarenRN Nov 13, '12
  33. ERCI: Top 10 Hospital Technology Hazards
    by NRSKarenRN Nov 13, '12
  34. Not getting report/hand off on patients
    by sleepdeprived1 Nov 7, '12
    7
    Altra
  35. How to respond to mgmt combining 2 high-acuity psych units in order to cut staff
    by Zoom14 Sep 20, '12
    12
    sleepdeprived1
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