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 help:  specific questions about insertion site and advancing
    • Closed
    by vampireslayer Sep 4, '05
    17
    wishiwereanurse
  2. My first code-feedback appreciated!
    by sunnybabe Jul 23, '12
    34
    TSherrillSVNACC
  3. Is this considered patient abandonment?
    by lindsmith88 Jul 15, '12
    14
    nitngale88
  4. Code Blue Announcement
    by airborneinf82 Jul 3, '12
    31
    Lovelymo79
  5. Is it illegal for caregivers to administer meds in PA?
    Poll by CJcaregiver Jul 23, '12
    8
    NayRN
  6. Shouldn't Nurses Have the Power to Isolate Patients?
    by BostonTerrierLoverRN Mar 19, '12
    37
    Aeterna
  7. Conscious sedation staffing
    by bordercollienut Jul 21, '12
    1
    Surgicalcat
  8. JCAHO, how you annoy me.
    by brainkandy87 Jul 17, '12
    22
    wickeddiazrn
  9. Patient claims of Abuse
    by helpme, Apr 26, '12
    30
    helpme,
  10. Exeter Hospital employee led to an outbreak of hepatitis C
    by Esme12 Jun 15, '12
    32
    Esme12
  11. Nurse might not report incident
    by LovelyOverload Jul 18, '12
    10
    dudette10
  12. Patient Sitter
    by RedSoxFan84 Jul 18, '12
    3
    Ashley, PICU RN
  13. Frustrated need direction..please :o)
    by 4everstark Jul 13, '12
    5
    wooh
  14. Nursing order
    • Closed
    by PJROR Feb 16, '09
    10
    Nursynursemn
  15. New Nurse: 6 months on the job...UNSAFE PRACTICE?
    by TXRN2012 Jul 14, '12
    9
    CrunchRN
  16. IV Question
    by CapricaNurse Jul 14, '12
    4
    CrunchRN
  17. Medication Error how to pick up the pieces.
    by itsmethestina Jul 3, '12
    8
    Liddle Noodnik
  18. Chart checks
    by maelstrom143 Jul 11, '12
    11
    imintrouble
  19. What was the longest code you have been in?
    by turnforthenurseRN Jun 27, '12
    29
    Ruby Vee
  20. Medication errors
    by clgunner914 Jul 14, '12
    1
    Esme12
  21. Having a medication nurse?? Yes or No?
    by shipmanmisty May 30, '12
    10
    loriangel14
  22. This is EXACTLY why I don't like taking Verbal orders
    by OnlybyHisgraceRN Jul 7, '12
    13
    kindaquazie
  23. Neglect, or not? I think so, ADON disagrees...
    by littleone25 Jun 27, '12
    10
    tamadrummer
  24. Completely confused about this Foley Catheter issue...
    by SunSurfRN May 10, '12
    11
    withasmilelpn
  25. If a nurse leaves the unit without telling anyone...
    by mom1965 Jun 28, '12
    5
    caliotter3
  26. Am I unsafe to practice?
    by Need2Care May 24, '12
    20
    maelstrom143
  27. Question about PICC LINE: Air bubbles in line?
    by KaylaBabyBelle Jul 6, '12
    3
    maelstrom143
  28. Floating? I need your comments!
    by editor2rn Jul 4, '12
    25
    Dafabb
  29. Vocera & other equipment
    by nocrn61 Jul 1, '12
    2
    JAR0607
  30. Nurse not assisting with a Code
    by hhurley Jul 4, '12
    12
    Ashley, PICU RN
  31. Glasses Will Make Your Veins
    by dorisc1981 Jul 3, '12
    3
    canned_bread
  32. Is it possible.....
    by Charon G Jun 9, '12
    29
    DizzyLizzyNurse
  33. Medication question
    by MPM2 Jul 4, '12
    7
    Ashley, PICU RN
  34. Patient falls off operating room table
    by orthonurse55 May 23, '12
    14
    student987
  35. Nurses reusing vacutainer hubs, tourniquets & blood-soiled trolleys for blood draws
    by AtheistRN Jul 1, '12
    5
    minnymi
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