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. Lack of standards in healthcare
    by esunada Mar 3, '12
    8
    GitanoRN
  2. Float ICU RN to Med-Surg?
    by mturner88 Jul 26, '11
    53
    jadelpn
  3. Post Op Care
    • Closed
    by onenutshy101 Dec 5, '03
    10
    sharkiern357
  4. What to do if a pt. aspirates???
    • Closed
    by limabean Jun 29, '05
    10
    leebrenda
  5. Staffing acuity tool name???
    • Closed
    by lee1 Nov 10, '02
    9
    Addienicco
  6. Blood Pressure -- when to monitor
    by onthemark Feb 27, '12
    2
    onthemark
  7. Nursing Student- Unclear Answers
    by msygrnbw Feb 22, '12
    4
  8. hyponatremia replacement
    by OreoCookie3 Feb 25, '12
    4
    Vespertinas
  9. Nurse to Patient Ratio
    by nrsggirl76 Feb 22, '12
    8
    jlog.j
  10. non painful Leg Blood Pressures
    by nursegrad Feb 15, '12
    3
    nursegrad
  11. Bedpan washer-spayer type
    by daconlon Feb 21, '12
    3
    Aeterna
  12. Preventing Patient Falls in the Hospital Setting
    by RNJoInMI Feb 23, '12
  13. Communication Error Questions or Poll
    by dbarnes2 Feb 23, '12
  14. I Just Quit the Worst Hospital in Canada and It Feels Great!
    by giveface Feb 21, '12
    13
    giveface
  15. Drawing blood from PICC lines
    • Closed
    by rileygrl11 Feb 3, '03
    55
    daconlon
  16. What it means to be in an "outbreak"
    by Aeterna Feb 14, '12
    11
    Aeterna
  17. Patient Safety
    by NettieSnook Feb 8, '12
    6
    jalves
  18. Vanco Administration Question Please!
    by suzi0612 Feb 15, '12
    14
    psu_213
  19. PPIs and CDiff.....
    by LobotRN Feb 8, '12
    2
    jmRNip
  20. Is this new nurse culture shock or is this plain out blasphemy?
    Poll by Marie.rn Jan 10, '12
    14
    IdrilRN
  21. ratio for intermediate care anyone?
    by jrwest Jan 15, '12
    8
    LynnLRN
  22. Drug seeking patients?
    • Closed
    by butter Apr 25, '01
    161
    sofla98
  23. Need help with BSN Paper for School on Health Care
    by bma008 Jan 31, '12
    3
    classicdame
  24. Administering IV Lasix & Albumin
    by futurern4 Feb 5, '12
    10
    Esme12
  25. Are You still footprinting infants in delivery for identification?
    by aimeern33 Jan 27, '12
    2
    NicuGal
  26. What would you do?
    by elfinM Jan 30, '12
    15
    bbie17
  27. Feeling pretty negligent and the size of an ant right now
    by mLPN79 Jan 26, '12
    8
    caliotter3
  28. RN doing conscious sedation non-intubated patient
    • Closed
    by Surgerygirl Mar 11, '08
    45
    Babs0512
  29. pt safety question, please help
    by nurse12b Jan 7, '12
    20
    mazy
  30. Please Help Make Retractable Safety Needles Mandatory
    by LRB79 Nov 5, '11
    22
    AprettynewRN
  31. feeling down :(
    by OreoCookie3 Dec 31, '11
    15
    anotherone
  32. Medication delivery of late meds
    by FshnRN5920 Dec 5, '11
    9
    carolmaccas66
  33. No gloves ever?!?
    by dizzyray822 Feb 23, '11
    76
    sdprcrn
  34. medication error
    by py2010 Oct 24, '11
    25
  35. informed consent
    by shortd Dec 6, '11
    12
    psu_213
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