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. Working nights, tons of work meetings scheduled during my sleep hours?
    by Jaimie.RN Feb 9, '12
    20
  2. Lack of standards in healthcare
    by esunada Mar 3, '12
    8
    GitanoRN
  3. Float ICU RN to Med-Surg?
    by mturner88 Jul 26, '11
    53
    jadelpn
  4. Post Op Care
    • Closed
    by onenutshy101 Dec 5, '03
    10
    sharkiern357
  5. What to do if a pt. aspirates???
    • Closed
    by limabean Jun 29, '05
    10
    leebrenda
  6. Staffing acuity tool name???
    • Closed
    by lee1 Nov 10, '02
    9
    Addienicco
  7. Blood Pressure -- when to monitor
    by onthemark Feb 27, '12
    2
    onthemark
  8. Nursing Student- Unclear Answers
    by msygrnbw Feb 22, '12
    4
  9. hyponatremia replacement
    by OreoCookie3 Feb 25, '12
    4
    Vespertinas
  10. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by nrsggirl76 Feb 22, '12
    8
    jlog.j
  11. non painful Leg Blood Pressures
    by nursegrad Feb 15, '12
    3
    nursegrad
  12. Bedpan washer-spayer type
    by daconlon Feb 21, '12
    3
    Aeterna
  13. Preventing Patient Falls in the Hospital Setting
    by RNJoInMI Feb 23, '12
  14. Communication Error Questions or Poll
    by dbarnes2 Feb 23, '12
  15. I Just Quit the Worst Hospital in Canada and It Feels Great!
    by giveface Feb 21, '12
    13
    giveface
  16. Drawing blood from PICC lines
    • Closed
    by rileygrl11 Feb 3, '03
    55
    daconlon
  17. What it means to be in an "outbreak"
    by Aeterna Feb 14, '12
    11
    Aeterna
  18. Patient Safety
    by NettieSnook Feb 8, '12
    6
    jalves
  19. Vanco Administration Question Please!
    by suzi0612 Feb 15, '12
    14
    psu_213
  20. PPIs and CDiff.....
    by LobotRN Feb 8, '12
    2
    jmRNip
  21. Is this new nurse culture shock or is this plain out blasphemy?
    Poll by Marie.rn Jan 10, '12
    14
    IdrilRN
  22. ratio for intermediate care anyone?
    by jrwest Jan 15, '12
    8
    LynnLRN
  23. Drug seeking patients?
    • Closed
    by butter Apr 25, '01
    161
    sofla98
  24. Need help with BSN Paper for School on Health Care
    by bma008 Jan 31, '12
    3
    classicdame
  25. Administering IV Lasix & Albumin
    by futurern4 Feb 5, '12
    10
    Esme12
  26. Are You still footprinting infants in delivery for identification?
    by aimeern33 Jan 27, '12
    2
    NicuGal
  27. What would you do?
    by elfinM Jan 30, '12
    15
    bbie17
  28. Feeling pretty negligent and the size of an ant right now
    by mLPN79 Jan 26, '12
    8
    caliotter3
  29. RN doing conscious sedation non-intubated patient
    • Closed
    by Surgerygirl Mar 11, '08
    45
    Babs0512
  30. pt safety question, please help
    by nurse12b Jan 7, '12
    20
    mazy
  31. Please Help Make Retractable Safety Needles Mandatory
    by LRB79 Nov 5, '11
    22
    AprettynewRN
  32. feeling down :(
    by OreoCookie3 Dec 31, '11
    15
    anotherone
  33. Medication delivery of late meds
    by FshnRN5920 Dec 5, '11
    9
    carolmaccas66
  34. No gloves ever?!?
    by dizzyray822 Feb 23, '11
    76
    sdprcrn
  35. Accuracy and Patient Safety vs Time Management
    by Goldenhare Nov 17, '11
    12
    dudette10
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