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. tricks/tips for putting cpap on peds patient?
    by millmick30 Feb 11, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  2. Refilling water pitchers
    by valeskav Jan 8, '13
    23
    Guitar_Heroine
  3. Dementia
    by nurseywifeymommy1 Dec 23, '12
    17
    ktwlpn
  4. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    by SpeakUp4ever Oct 18, '12
    16
    PunkBenRN
  5. Needlestick trauma
    by kellycinalli Jan 30, '13
    3
    kellycinalli
  6. Hep c + needlestick
    by johnson88aj06 Dec 15, '10
    17
    HepSiNurse
  7. Isolation patient question
    by ashleyelam Jan 31, '13
    3
    mariebailey
  8. Refreshing knowledge
    by raynstac7 Jan 28, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  9. California whistleblower law? Safe harbor?
    by cincin1 Jan 21, '13
    5
    herring_RN
  10. Pride Goes Before A Fall
    by not.done.yet Jan 28, '13
  11. Bed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
    by herring_RN Jan 22, '13
    3
    buytheshoes11
  12. reporting to state?
    by Maremma Jan 24, '13
    3
    herring_RN
  13. Pain meds and low BP?
    by fsh1986 Jan 7, '13
    14
    corky1272RN
  14. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    by RNzInN Jan 18, '13
    4
    liveyourlife747
  15. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    by westieluv Aug 29, '12
    117
    Esme12
  16. Doctor vs Nurse
    by anne919 Dec 28, '12
    89
    mariebailey
  17. Hypoglycemic emergency protocols
    by ofcruz Jan 8, '13
    7
    eatmysoxRN
  18. Rn with associates and 8 years exp. cant find job
    by nursingsteph0716 Jan 14, '13
    3
    ProfRN4
  19. accucare mattress & falls
    by nu rn Jan 13, '13
  20. PA Pt Safety Advisory: Unsafe Injection Practices Issue
    by GrnTea Dec 31, '12
    2
    JZ_RN
  21. new nursing practice in you hospital - patient safety ?
    by shosho99 Dec 30, '12
    5
    dee78
  22. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    by jrwest Dec 29, '12
    12
    jacquelyn.
  23. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 12, '12
    47
    macawake
  24. IM injection too high up?
    by lawrence4656 Dec 30, '12
    4
    lawrence4656
  25. Did I break the isolation code??
    by crunchytaco Dec 27, '12
    4
    Ntheboat2
  26. Lack of acute pain management for minimally conscious
    by planetstef Oct 16, '12
    12
    AmandaJoy
  27. MD's hand writing
    by marcos9999 Dec 14, '12
    16
    applewhitern
  28. Nursing errors? Charting inconsistencies?
    by sarahr Nov 2, '12
    3
    Sadala
  29. water pitcher mix ups in the hospital, how to avoid?
    by Tholi Nov 14, '12
    12
    Sadala
  30. Visitor silencing neighboring alarms
    by PediLove2147 Aug 23, '12
    48
    msjellybean
  31. How does this happen???
    by snbonbon Oct 22, '12
    25
    SionainnRN
  32. 12 hour shifts...dangerous?
    by ThePrincessBride Dec 4, '12
    65
    PMFB-RN
  33. Avoiding inadvertent IV injection of oral liquids
    by NRSKarenRN Sep 7, '12
    24
    nrsang97
  34. Help with research on patient fall reporting
    by Thelmasmom Oct 18, '12
    6
    NeuroICU_Sara
  35. First job and I am in total shock!
    by visionsbydean Nov 17, '12
    9
    MedChica
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