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. IV Question
    by CapricaNurse Jul 14, '12
    4
    CrunchRN
  2. Medication Error how to pick up the pieces.
    by itsmethestina Jul 3, '12
    8
    Liddle Noodnik
  3. Chart checks
    by maelstrom143 Jul 11, '12
    11
    imintrouble
  4. What was the longest code you have been in?
    by turnforthenurseRN Jun 27, '12
    29
    Ruby Vee
  5. Medication errors
    by clgunner914 Jul 14, '12
    1
    Esme12
  6. Having a medication nurse?? Yes or No?
    by shipmanmisty May 30, '12
    10
    loriangel14
  7. This is EXACTLY why I don't like taking Verbal orders
    by OnlybyHisgraceRN Jul 7, '12
    13
    kindaquazie
  8. Neglect, or not? I think so, ADON disagrees...
    by littleone25 Jun 27, '12
    10
    tamadrummer
  9. Completely confused about this Foley Catheter issue...
    by SunSurfRN May 10, '12
    11
    withasmilelpn
  10. If a nurse leaves the unit without telling anyone...
    by mom1965 Jun 28, '12
    5
    caliotter3
  11. Am I unsafe to practice?
    by Need2Care May 24, '12
    20
    maelstrom143
  12. Question about PICC LINE: Air bubbles in line?
    by KaylaBabyBelle Jul 6, '12
    3
    maelstrom143
  13. Floating? I need your comments!
    by editor2rn Jul 4, '12
    25
    Dafabb
  14. Vocera & other equipment
    by nocrn61 Jul 1, '12
    2
    JAR0607
  15. Nurse not assisting with a Code
    by hhurley Jul 4, '12
    12
    Ashley, PICU RN
  16. Glasses Will Make Your Veins
    by dorisc1981 Jul 3, '12
    3
    canned_bread
  17. Is it possible.....
    by Charon G Jun 9, '12
    29
    DizzyLizzyNurse
  18. Medication question
    by MPM2 Jul 4, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  19. Patient falls off operating room table
    by orthonurse55 May 23, '12
    14
    student987
  20. Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws
    by AtheistRN Jul 1, '12
    5
    minnymi
  21. ACLS
    by latina2brn Jun 26, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  22. Medication Errors
    • Closed
    by mikeyswife May 24, '08
    28
    itsmethestina
  23. Code Blue!
    • Closed
    by vegnurse21 Sep 15, '05
    24
    PunkBenRN
  24. 12 hour shifts safe?
    by docomo Jun 30, '12
    2
    MunoRN
  25. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by flg2008 Jan 16, '11
    59
    lindarn
  26. Can anyone help me understand patient ratios?
    by Maremma Jun 17, '12
    18
    Maremma
  27. Please, please, please remember the 5 rights!
    by Ashley, PICU RN May 13, '12
    44
    Scarlette Wings
  28. Are nurse patient ratio's safe with the numbers rising away?
    by Aubrianna Sep 29, '11
    23
    Scarlette Wings
  29. Possible exposure
    by thebeatingheart Jun 26, '12
    1
    JZ_RN
  30. Alzhiemers
    by tsmason Jun 6, '12
    12
    Maremma
  31. Out of ratio and dirty rooms a ok!?
    by Chaotic Mind Jun 14, '12
    11
    applewhitern
  32. No success in refusing admits inappropriate to the unit...
    by NBMom1225 Jun 22, '12
    25
    morte
  33. New Nurse Horror Stories
    • Closed
    by Baking Nurse Jun 30, '08
    41
    GitanoRN
  34. Oral diabetic Drugs
    by silverhalide Jun 18, '12
    4
    happyinillinois
  35. Staff Issues not handled by DON
    by WhistlingNurse Jun 14, '12
    2
    AweSmiles
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