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. JCAHO, how you annoy me.
    by brainkandy87 Jul 17, '12
    22
    wickeddiazrn
  2. Patient claims of Abuse
    by helpme, Apr 26, '12
    30
    helpme,
  3. Exeter Hospital employee led to an outbreak of hepatitis C
    by Esme12 Jun 15, '12
    32
    Esme12
  4. Nurse might not report incident
    by LovelyOverload Jul 18, '12
    10
    dudette10
  5. Patient Sitter
    by RedSoxFan84 Jul 18, '12
    3
    Ashley, PICU RN
  6. Frustrated need direction..please :o)
    by 4everstark Jul 13, '12
    5
    wooh
  7. Nursing order
    • Closed
    by PJROR Feb 16, '09
    10
    Nursynursemn
  8. New Nurse: 6 months on the job...UNSAFE PRACTICE?
    by TXRN2012 Jul 14, '12
    9
    CrunchRN
  9. IV Question
    by CapricaNurse Jul 14, '12
    4
    CrunchRN
  10. Medication Error how to pick up the pieces.
    by itsmethestina Jul 3, '12
    8
    Liddle Noodnik
  11. Chart checks
    by maelstrom143 Jul 11, '12
    11
    imintrouble
  12. What was the longest code you have been in?
    by turnforthenurseRN Jun 27, '12
    29
    Ruby Vee
  13. Medication errors
    by clgunner914 Jul 14, '12
    1
    Esme12
  14. Having a medication nurse?? Yes or No?
    by shipmanmisty May 30, '12
    10
    loriangel14
  15. This is EXACTLY why I don't like taking Verbal orders
    by OnlybyHisgraceRN Jul 7, '12
    13
    kindaquazie
  16. Neglect, or not? I think so, ADON disagrees...
    by littleone25 Jun 27, '12
    10
    tamadrummer
  17. Completely confused about this Foley Catheter issue...
    by SunSurfRN May 10, '12
    11
    withasmilelpn
  18. If a nurse leaves the unit without telling anyone...
    by mom1965 Jun 28, '12
    5
    caliotter3
  19. Am I unsafe to practice?
    by Need2Care May 24, '12
    20
    maelstrom143
  20. Question about PICC LINE: Air bubbles in line?
    by KaylaBabyBelle Jul 6, '12
    3
    maelstrom143
  21. Floating? I need your comments!
    by editor2rn Jul 4, '12
    25
    Dafabb
  22. Vocera & other equipment
    by nocrn61 Jul 1, '12
    2
    JAR0607
  23. Nurse not assisting with a Code
    by hhurley Jul 4, '12
    12
    Ashley, PICU RN
  24. Glasses Will Make Your Veins
    by dorisc1981 Jul 3, '12
    3
    canned_bread
  25. Is it possible.....
    by Charon G Jun 9, '12
    29
    DizzyLizzyNurse
  26. Medication question
    by MPM2 Jul 4, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  27. Patient falls off operating room table
    by orthonurse55 May 23, '12
    14
    student987
  28. Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws
    by AtheistRN Jul 1, '12
    5
    minnymi
  29. ACLS
    by latina2brn Jun 26, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  30. Medication Errors
    • Closed
    by mikeyswife May 24, '08
    28
    itsmethestina
  31. Code Blue!
    • Closed
    by vegnurse21 Sep 15, '05
    24
    PunkBenRN
  32. 12 hour shifts safe?
    by docomo Jun 30, '12
    2
    MunoRN
  33. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by flg2008 Jan 16, '11
    59
    lindarn
  34. Can anyone help me understand patient ratios?
    by Maremma Jun 17, '12
    18
    Maremma
  35. Please, please, please remember the 5 rights!
    by Ashley, PICU RN May 13, '12
    44
    Scarlette Wings
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