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. Glasses Will Make Your Veins
    by dorisc1981 Jul 3, '12
    3
    canned_bread
  2. Is it possible.....
    by Charon G Jun 9, '12
    29
    DizzyLizzyNurse
  3. Medication question
    by MPM2 Jul 4, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  4. Patient falls off operating room table
    by orthonurse55 May 23, '12
    14
    student987
  5. Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws
    by AtheistRN Jul 1, '12
    5
    minnymi
  6. ACLS
    by latina2brn Jun 26, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  7. Medication Errors
    • Closed
    by mikeyswife May 24, '08
    28
    itsmethestina
  8. Code Blue!
    • Closed
    by PinkAurora Sep 15, '05
    24
    PunkBenRN
  9. 12 hour shifts safe?
    by docomo Jun 30, '12
    2
    MunoRN
  10. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by flg2008 Jan 16, '11
    59
    lindarn
  11. Can anyone help me understand patient ratios?
    by Maremma Jun 17, '12
    18
    Maremma
  12. Please, please, please remember the 5 rights!
    by Ashley, PICU RN May 13, '12
    44
    Scarlette Wings
  13. Are nurse patient ratio's safe with the numbers rising away?
    by Aubrianna Sep 29, '11
    23
    Scarlette Wings
  14. Possible exposure
    by KPierson10 Jun 26, '12
    1
    JZ_RN
  15. Alzhiemers
    by tsmason Jun 6, '12
    12
    Maremma
  16. Out of ratio and dirty rooms a ok!?
    by Chaotic Mind Jun 14, '12
    11
    applewhitern
  17. No success in refusing admits inappropriate to the unit...
    by NBMom1225 Jun 22, '12
    25
    morte
  18. New Nurse Horror Stories
    • Closed
    by Baking Nurse Jun 30, '08
    41
    GitanoRN
  19. Oral diabetic Drugs
    by silverhalide Jun 18, '12
    4
    happyinillinois
  20. Staff Issues not handled by DON
    by WhistlingNurse Jun 14, '12
    2
    AweSmiles
  21. Oral Airways on Telemetry floor
    by TravelJinx Jun 13, '12
    5
    TravelJinx
  22. "Someone tied a knot in that restraint"
    by Saiderap Jun 11, '12
    6
    That Guy
  23. Blood Transfusions
    by jab77 Jan 15, '10
    5
    wooh
  24. Reporting Errors
    by Vespertinas Apr 20, '12
    18
    Galaxy1
  25. Stool around femoral line: how do I get the rns to listen to a student?
    by SNB1014 Jun 7, '12
    13
    JZ_RN
  26. What will you do?
    by MissRN7 May 23, '12
    9
    wooh
  27. Mistakes we have made
    • Closed
    by LilpoRN Dec 18, '08
    84
    msjellybean
  28. Nurse-Patient load: normal or not? Need advice
    • Closed
    by redtintedpaperdoll Aug 8, '07
    10
    kellycinalli
  29. RN Responsibilities and liability for working in Adult Day Care in CA
    by amzyRN May 30, '12
  30. I love nursing but I'm too busy to:
    • Closed
    by Angie O'Plasty, RN Mar 19, '05
    43
  31. Snoring EMS dispatcher
    by imintrouble May 23, '12
    2
    Ashley, PICU RN
  32. Tracking errors related to fatigue?
    by marycarney May 19, '12
    4
    classicdame
  33. Exposure to body fluids but not allowed to go to ED for over 4 hours
    by ScrippsRN May 16, '12
    4
    llg
  34. Please advice
    by hrithrik May 15, '12
    5
    Sun0408
  35. Hourly Rounding
    • Closed
    by Erianne1074 Mar 4, '08
    119
    sauconyrunner
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