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. Did I help or hurt him????  :(
    by Misslady113 Aug 4, '12
    36
    hiddencatRN
  2. afraid I may have spread mrsa
    by luellamae Aug 13, '12
    19
    sauconyrunner
  3. Question from a student
    • Closed
    by sairybear Aug 11, '12
    2
    Esme12
  4. Does your unit have to absorb the cost of sitters?
    by NBMom1225 Mar 6, '12
    23
    Esme12
  5. Full Code   DNR   DNI  DNO
    by AggieNurse99 Aug 11, '12
    3
    SuzieeQ
  6. New nurse still on orientation and first med error?
    by sleepdeprived1 Apr 27, '12
    41
    Susie2310
  7. ACLS
    by Bitsy07 Jul 26, '12
    12
    Bitsy07
  8. Shift-to-shift report in front of patient and family
    by Piglet08 Aug 6, '12
    28
    BluegrassRN
  9. Iv orders
    by kellycinalli Jul 19, '12
    20
    NayRN
  10. Forced to stay and work under mandatory evacuation?
    • Closed
    by squatmunkie_RN Jul 31, '12
    256
    Esme12
  11. Nursing Error
    by Mulan Aug 7, '12
  12. stupid errors with no known harm/want to quit
    by luellamae Jul 19, '12
    11
    sauconyrunner
  13. Fish Scales
    • Closed
    by Pachinko May 7, '07
    11
    wogrop
  14. No lift policy
    • Closed
    by PaulG Jan 23, '04
    52
    hollierncrrn
  15. Why do some nurses guess on BP?
    by Dixon, future NP Jul 25, '12
    26
    GypsyJen
  16. ACLS
    by NurseyPoo7 Aug 3, '12
    3
    Hoozdo
  17. first error, in need of some support
    by yol0722 Aug 3, '12
    1
    iluvivt
  18. Med/Surg Charge Nurse on a Telemetry Floor?
    by achilliesomega3 Jul 21, '12
    3
    RNDTBP
  19. IV help:  specific questions about insertion site and advancing
    • Closed
    by vampireslayer Sep 4, '05
    17
    wishiwereanurse
  20. My first code-feedback appreciated!
    by sunnybabe Jul 23, '12
    34
    TSherrillSVNACC
  21. Is this considered patient abandonment?
    by lindsmith88 Jul 15, '12
    14
    nitngale88
  22. Code Blue Announcement
    by airborneinf82 Jul 3, '12
    31
    Lovelymo79
  23. Is it illegal for caregivers to administer meds in PA?
    Poll by CJcaregiver Jul 23, '12
    8
    NayRN
  24. Shouldn't Nurses Have the Power to Isolate Patients?
    by BostonTerrierLoverRN Mar 19, '12
    37
    Aeterna
  25. Conscious sedation staffing
    by bordercollienut Jul 21, '12
    1
    Surgicalcat
  26. JCAHO, how you annoy me.
    by brainkandy87 Jul 17, '12
    22
    wickeddiazrn
  27. Patient claims of Abuse
    by helpme, Apr 26, '12
    30
    helpme,
  28. Exeter Hospital employee led to an outbreak of hepatitis C
    by Esme12 Jun 15, '12
    32
    Esme12
  29. Nurse might not report incident
    by LovelyOverload Jul 18, '12
    10
    dudette10
  30. Patient Sitter
    by RedSoxFan84 Jul 18, '12
    3
    Ashley, PICU RN
  31. Frustrated need direction..please :o)
    by 4everstark Jul 13, '12
    5
    wooh
  32. Nursing order
    • Closed
    by PJROR Feb 16, '09
    10
    Nursynursemn
  33. New Nurse: 6 months on the job...UNSAFE PRACTICE?
    by TXRN2012 Jul 14, '12
    9
    CrunchRN
  34. IV Question
    by CapricaNurse Jul 14, '12
    4
    CrunchRN
  35. Medication Error how to pick up the pieces.
    by itsmethestina Jul 3, '12
    8
    Liddle Noodnik
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