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. Exeter Hospital employee led to an outbreak of hepatitis C
    by Esme12 Jun 15, '12
    32
    Esme12
  2. Nurse might not report incident
    by LovelyOverload Jul 18, '12
    10
    dudette10
  3. Patient Sitter
    by RedSoxFan84 Jul 18, '12
    3
    Ashley, PICU RN
  4. Frustrated need direction..please :o)
    by 4everstark Jul 13, '12
    5
    wooh
  5. Nursing order
    • Closed
    by PJROR Feb 16, '09
    10
    Nursynursemn
  6. New Nurse: 6 months on the job...UNSAFE PRACTICE?
    by TXRN2012 Jul 14, '12
    9
    CrunchRN
  7. IV Question
    by CapricaNurse Jul 14, '12
    4
    CrunchRN
  8. Medication Error how to pick up the pieces.
    by itsmethestina Jul 3, '12
    8
    Liddle Noodnik
  9. Chart checks
    by maelstrom143 Jul 11, '12
    11
    imintrouble
  10. What was the longest code you have been in?
    by turnforthenurseRN Jun 27, '12
    29
    Ruby Vee
  11. Medication errors
    by clgunner914 Jul 14, '12
    1
    Esme12
  12. Having a medication nurse?? Yes or No?
    by shipmanmisty May 30, '12
    10
    loriangel14
  13. This is EXACTLY why I don't like taking Verbal orders
    by OnlybyHisgraceRN Jul 7, '12
    13
    kindaquazie
  14. Neglect, or not? I think so, ADON disagrees...
    by littleone25 Jun 27, '12
    10
    tamadrummer
  15. Completely confused about this Foley Catheter issue...
    by SunSurfRN May 10, '12
    11
    withasmilelpn
  16. If a nurse leaves the unit without telling anyone...
    by mom1965 Jun 28, '12
    5
    caliotter3
  17. Am I unsafe to practice?
    by Need2Care May 24, '12
    20
    maelstrom143
  18. Question about PICC LINE: Air bubbles in line?
    by KaylaBabyBelle Jul 6, '12
    3
    maelstrom143
  19. Floating? I need your comments!
    by editor2rn Jul 4, '12
    25
    Dafabb
  20. Vocera & other equipment
    by nocrn61 Jul 1, '12
    2
    JAR0607
  21. Nurse not assisting with a Code
    by hhurley Jul 4, '12
    12
    Ashley, PICU RN
  22. Glasses Will Make Your Veins
    by dorisc1981 Jul 3, '12
    3
    canned_bread
  23. Is it possible.....
    by Charon G Jun 9, '12
    29
    DizzyLizzyNurse
  24. Medication question
    by MPM2 Jul 4, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  25. Patient falls off operating room table
    by orthonurse55 May 23, '12
    14
    student987
  26. Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws
    by AtheistRN Jul 1, '12
    5
    minnymi
  27. ACLS
    by latina2brn Jun 26, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  28. Medication Errors
    • Closed
    by mikeyswife May 24, '08
    28
    itsmethestina
  29. Code Blue!
    • Closed
    by vegnurse21 Sep 15, '05
    24
    PunkBenRN
  30. 12 hour shifts safe?
    by docomo Jun 30, '12
    2
    MunoRN
  31. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by flg2008 Jan 16, '11
    59
    lindarn
  32. Can anyone help me understand patient ratios?
    by Maremma Jun 17, '12
    18
    Maremma
  33. Please, please, please remember the 5 rights!
    by Ashley, PICU RN May 13, '12
    44
    Scarlette Wings
  34. Are nurse patient ratio's safe with the numbers rising away?
    by Aubrianna Sep 29, '11
    23
    Scarlette Wings
  35. Possible exposure
    by thebeatingheart Jun 26, '12
    1
    JZ_RN
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