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. Why do some nurses guess on BP?
    by Dixon, future NP Jul 25, '12
    26
    GypsyJen
  2. ACLS
    by NurseyPoo7 Aug 3, '12
    3
    Hoozdo
  3. first error, in need of some support
    by yol0722 Aug 3, '12
    1
    iluvivt
  4. Med/Surg Charge Nurse on a Telemetry Floor?
    by achilliesomega3 Jul 21, '12
    3
    RNDTBP
  5. IV help:  specific questions about insertion site and advancing
    • Closed
    by vampireslayer Sep 4, '05
    17
    wishiwereanurse
  6. My first code-feedback appreciated!
    by sunnybabe Jul 23, '12
    34
    TSherrillSVNACC
  7. Is this considered patient abandonment?
    by lindsmith88 Jul 15, '12
    14
    nitngale88
  8. Code Blue Announcement
    by airborneinf82 Jul 3, '12
    31
    Lovelymo79
  9. Is it illegal for caregivers to administer meds in PA?
    Poll by CJcaregiver Jul 23, '12
    8
    NayRN
  10. Shouldn't Nurses Have the Power to Isolate Patients?
    by BostonTerrierLoverRN Mar 19, '12
    37
    Aeterna
  11. Conscious sedation staffing
    by bordercollienut Jul 21, '12
    1
    Surgicalcat
  12. JCAHO, how you annoy me.
    by brainkandy87 Jul 17, '12
    22
    wickeddiazrn
  13. Patient claims of Abuse
    by helpme, Apr 26, '12
    30
    helpme,
  14. Exeter Hospital employee led to an outbreak of hepatitis C
    by Esme12 Jun 15, '12
    32
    Esme12
  15. Nurse might not report incident
    by LovelyOverload Jul 18, '12
    10
    dudette10
  16. Patient Sitter
    by RedSoxFan84 Jul 18, '12
    3
    Ashley, PICU RN
  17. Frustrated need direction..please :o)
    by 4everstark Jul 13, '12
    5
    wooh
  18. Nursing order
    • Closed
    by PJROR Feb 16, '09
    10
    Nursynursemn
  19. New Nurse: 6 months on the job...UNSAFE PRACTICE?
    by TXRN2012 Jul 14, '12
    9
    CrunchRN
  20. IV Question
    by CapricaNurse Jul 14, '12
    4
    CrunchRN
  21. Medication Error how to pick up the pieces.
    by itsmethestina Jul 3, '12
    8
    Liddle Noodnik
  22. Chart checks
    by maelstrom143 Jul 11, '12
    11
    imintrouble
  23. What was the longest code you have been in?
    by turnforthenurseRN Jun 27, '12
    29
    Ruby Vee
  24. Medication errors
    by clgunner914 Jul 14, '12
    1
    Esme12
  25. Having a medication nurse?? Yes or No?
    by shipmanmisty May 30, '12
    10
    loriangel14
  26. This is EXACTLY why I don't like taking Verbal orders
    by OnlybyHisgraceRN Jul 7, '12
    13
    kindaquazie
  27. Neglect, or not? I think so, ADON disagrees...
    by littleone25 Jun 27, '12
    10
    tamadrummer
  28. Completely confused about this Foley Catheter issue...
    by SunSurfRN May 10, '12
    11
    withasmilelpn
  29. If a nurse leaves the unit without telling anyone...
    by mom1965 Jun 28, '12
    5
    caliotter3
  30. Am I unsafe to practice?
    by Need2Care May 24, '12
    20
    maelstrom143
  31. Question about PICC LINE: Air bubbles in line?
    by KaylaBabyBelle Jul 6, '12
    3
    maelstrom143
  32. Floating? I need your comments!
    by editor2rn Jul 4, '12
    25
    Dafabb
  33. Vocera & other equipment
    by nocrn61 Jul 1, '12
    2
    JAR0607
  34. Nurse not assisting with a Code
    by hhurley Jul 4, '12
    12
    Ashley, PICU RN
  35. Glasses Will Make Your Veins
    by dorisc1981 Jul 3, '12
    3
    canned_bread
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