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. New Nurse Horror Stories
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    by Baking Nurse Jun 30, '08
    41
    GitanoRN
  2. Oral diabetic Drugs
    by silverhalide Jun 18, '12
    4
    happyinillinois
  3. Staff Issues not handled by DON
    by WhistlingNurse Jun 14, '12
    2
    AweSmiles
  4. Oral Airways on Telemetry floor
    by TravelJinx Jun 13, '12
    5
    TravelJinx
  5. "Someone tied a knot in that restraint"
    by Saiderap Jun 11, '12
    6
    That Guy
  6. Blood Transfusions
    by jab77 Jan 15, '10
    5
    wooh
  7. Reporting Errors
    by Vespertinas Apr 20, '12
    18
    Galaxy1
  8. Stool around femoral line: how do I get the rns to listen to a student?
    by SNB1014 Jun 7, '12
    13
    JZ_RN
  9. What will you do?
    by MissRN7 May 23, '12
    9
    wooh
  10. Mistakes we have made
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    by LilpoRN Dec 18, '08
    84
    msjellybean
  11. Nurse-Patient load: normal or not? Need advice
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    by redtintedpaperdoll Aug 8, '07
    10
    kellycinalli
  12. RN Responsibilities and liability for working in Adult Day Care in CA
    by amzyRN May 30, '12
  13. I love nursing but I'm too busy to:
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    by Angie O'Plasty, RN Mar 19, '05
    43
  14. Snoring EMS dispatcher
    by imintrouble May 23, '12
    2
    Ashley, PICU RN
  15. Tracking errors related to fatigue?
    by marycarney May 19, '12
    4
    classicdame
  16. Exposure to body fluids but not allowed to go to ED for over 4 hours
    by ScrippsRN May 16, '12
    4
    llg
  17. Please advice
    by hrithrik May 15, '12
    5
    Sun0408
  18. Hourly Rounding
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    by Erianne1074 Mar 4, '08
    119
    sauconyrunner
  19. Acceptable questions for nursing students to ask?
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    by linnywho Jan 29, '08
    33
    canned_bread
  20. 10 Medical Errors That Changed Standards Of Care
    by All4NursingRN May 10, '12
    4
    wooh
  21. Violent Patient Issues
    by Lynx25 May 5, '12
    4
    Rob72
  22. What specific duties does a Licensed nurses Aide do?
    by lumbarpain May 5, '12
    4
    jadelpn
  23. Gave pt the WRONG blood!
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    by codebluechic May 28, '01
    36
    traumaRUs
  24. Manager mad RN followed policy and procedure!
    by elfinM Nov 3, '11
    23
    WeepingAngel
  25. Staffing and Nurse assignments
    by JZ_RN May 6, '12
  26. RN- How do I get the most from CNA/s while not causing major conflict on the unit
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    by kyrn1999 Jul 19, '07
    40
    sauconyrunner
  27. Legal issues with only one RN on the floor
    by photocodo Apr 3, '12
    13
    HonestRN
  28. suspension/possible termination
    by SeattleRN25 Apr 28, '12
    6
  29. Lvn...documentation error
    by Equus Apr 25, '12
    7
    8AsTheBest
  30. Question for RNs. . . current nursing problems.
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    by Dove1019 Nov 23, '07
    16
    Rob72
  31. Too many hats
    by TonyaM73 Apr 18, '12
    10
    TonyaM73
  32. Anxiety in giving meds
    by DSkelton711 Apr 13, '12
    6
    DSkelton711
  33. Safety while on BT
    by Scruffyfy Apr 18, '12
    1
    SolaireSolstice
  34. My 9 year old patient was raped and required surgery
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    by ssouthernyankee Dec 23, '08
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    ssouthernyankee
  35. New Nurse at New Clinic
    by Jurica Apr 3, '12
    4
    Altra
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