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. Nurses Who Are Drug Addicts
    • Closed
    by jill48 Nov 17, '06
    215
    subee
  2. Precautions and Med Administration
    by microtutor Mar 10, '12
    4
    SolaireSolstice
  3. 2 dead, 7 injured in Western Psych shooting, Pittsburgh
    by Streamline2010 Mar 8, '12
    2
    frankie,RN
  4. This is the worse idea I have every heard of-not safe.
    by jlog.j Feb 29, '12
    21
    xoemmylouox
  5. Working nights, tons of work meetings scheduled during my sleep hours?
    by Jaimie.RN Feb 9, '12
    20
  6. Lack of standards in healthcare
    by esunada Mar 3, '12
    8
    GitanoRN
  7. Float ICU RN to Med-Surg?
    by mturner88 Jul 26, '11
    53
    jadelpn
  8. Post Op Care
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    by onenutshy101 Dec 5, '03
    10
    sharkiern357
  9. What to do if a pt. aspirates???
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    by limabean Jun 29, '05
    10
    leebrenda
  10. Staffing acuity tool name???
    • Closed
    by lee1 Nov 10, '02
    9
    Addienicco
  11. Blood Pressure -- when to monitor
    by onthemark Feb 27, '12
    2
    onthemark
  12. Nursing Student- Unclear Answers
    by msygrnbw Feb 22, '12
    4
  13. hyponatremia replacement
    by OreoCookie3 Feb 25, '12
    4
    Vespertinas
  14. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by nrsggirl76 Feb 22, '12
    8
    jlog.j
  15. non painful Leg Blood Pressures
    by nursegrad Feb 15, '12
    3
    nursegrad
  16. Bedpan washer-spayer type
    by daconlon Feb 21, '12
    3
    Aeterna
  17. Preventing Patient Falls in the Hospital Setting
    by RNJoInMI Feb 23, '12
  18. Communication Error Questions or Poll
    by dbarnes2 Feb 23, '12
  19. I Just Quit the Worst Hospital in Canada and It Feels Great!
    by giveface Feb 21, '12
    13
    giveface
  20. Drawing blood from PICC lines
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    by rileygrl11 Feb 3, '03
    55
    daconlon
  21. What it means to be in an "outbreak"
    by Aeterna Feb 14, '12
    11
    Aeterna
  22. Patient Safety
    by NettieSnook Feb 8, '12
    6
    jalves
  23. Vanco Administration Question Please!
    by suzi0612 Feb 15, '12
    14
    psu_213
  24. PPIs and CDiff.....
    by LobotRN Feb 8, '12
    2
    jmRNip
  25. Is this new nurse culture shock or is this plain out blasphemy?
    Poll by Marie.rn Jan 10, '12
    14
    IdrilRN
  26. ratio for intermediate care anyone?
    by jrwest Jan 15, '12
    8
    LynnLRN
  27. Drug seeking patients?
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    by butter Apr 25, '01
    161
    sofla98
  28. Need help with BSN Paper for School on Health Care
    by bma008 Jan 31, '12
    3
    classicdame
  29. Administering IV Lasix & Albumin
    by futurern4 Feb 5, '12
    10
    Esme12
  30. Are You still footprinting infants in delivery for identification?
    by aimeern33 Jan 27, '12
    2
    NicuGal
  31. What would you do?
    by elfinM Jan 30, '12
    15
    bbie17
  32. Feeling pretty negligent and the size of an ant right now
    by mLPN79 Jan 26, '12
    8
    caliotter3
  33. RN doing conscious sedation non-intubated patient
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    by Surgerygirl Mar 11, '08
    45
    Babs0512
  34. pt safety question, please help
    by nurse12b Jan 7, '12
    20
    mazy
  35. Please Help Make Retractable Safety Needles Mandatory
    by LRB79 Nov 5, '11
    22
    AprettynewRN
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