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. HOMEWORK** others thoughts on incident reports
    by RN-Cardiac Sep 19, '12
    4
    RN-Cardiac
  2. Labeling of pressors/high risk med IV bags
    by roma4204 Aug 24, '12
    9
    wooh
  3. Raising the index of suspicion: "Red flags "represent credible threats patient safety
    by NRSKarenRN Sep 6, '12
    2
    HyperSaurus, RN
  4. Forced to work longer than scheduled hours....
    by PrincessO Aug 12, '12
    39
    HyperSaurus, RN
  5. Open wonds covered with dry swabs?
    by mandihere Sep 12, '12
    6
    serenidad2004
  6. Pain Med Administration
    by nikkole318 Sep 6, '12
    4
    NewRN2008
  7. My boyfriend's ex is a drug seeker/substance abuser/narcotic pill popper
    • Closed
    by Queenofhearts_ Sep 14, '12
    19
    Esme12
  8. why nurses cannot have a nail polish..?
    by ar.en.greta Nov 13, '10
    53
    amygarside
  9. new nurse, trouble already
    by malenurseFl Sep 7, '12
    11
    amygarside
  10. A senoir refusing to bath.
    by mandihere Aug 26, '12
    9
    amygarside
  11. Female Catheterization and UTI
    by meatballgirl Sep 1, '12
    7
    nursel56
  12. Nursing issues
    • Closed
    by Micheal shawn Jul 23, '12
    4
    monkeybug
  13. Medication Range Doses-What if Patient Wants Less?
    by rrrrnnnn579 Jul 25, '12
    13
    Indy
  14. Do nurses make the worst patients?
    by Esme12 Mar 5, '12
    37
    Esme12
  15. 2 glove technique? HUHH?
    by RN1822 Aug 28, '12
    43
    matejamagdic
  16. Case Studies regarding tubing and luer Misconnections
    by nurse671 Aug 12, '12
    15
    xoemmylouox
  17. Rapid Response - primary RN
    by LouisVRN Aug 9, '12
    9
    iluvivt
  18. My TCU CPR policy
    by unsaint77 May 1, '12
    41
    sauconyrunner
  19. When to check the blood sugar
    by Mark Jones Aug 16, '12
    3
    clinicalnurse
  20. Bad Nursing?
    by Unique X Aug 13, '12
    4
    Aeterna
  21. Did I help or hurt him????  :(
    by Misslady113 Aug 4, '12
    36
    hiddencatRN
  22. afraid I may have spread mrsa
    by luellamae Aug 13, '12
    19
    sauconyrunner
  23. Question from a student
    • Closed
    by sairybear Aug 11, '12
    2
    Esme12
  24. Does your unit have to absorb the cost of sitters?
    by NBMom1225 Mar 6, '12
    23
    Esme12
  25. Full Code   DNR   DNI  DNO
    by AggieNurse99 Aug 11, '12
    3
    SuzieeQ
  26. New nurse still on orientation and first med error?
    by sleepdeprived1 Apr 27, '12
    41
    Susie2310
  27. ACLS
    by Bitsy07 Jul 26, '12
    12
    Bitsy07
  28. Shift-to-shift report in front of patient and family
    by Piglet08 Aug 6, '12
    28
    BluegrassRN
  29. Iv orders
    by kellycinalli Jul 19, '12
    20
    NayRN
  30. Forced to stay and work under mandatory evacuation?
    • Closed
    by squatmunkie_RN Jul 31, '12
    256
    Esme12
  31. Nursing Error
    by Mulan Aug 7, '12
  32. stupid errors with no known harm/want to quit
    by luellamae Jul 19, '12
    11
    sauconyrunner
  33. Fish Scales
    • Closed
    by Pachinko May 7, '07
    11
    wogrop
  34. No lift policy
    • Closed
    by PaulG Jan 23, '04
    52
    hollierncrrn
  35. Why do some nurses guess on BP?
    by Dixon, future NP Jul 25, '12
    26
    GypsyJen
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