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. Vent care question
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    by mjscan_07 Apr 25, '06
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    mrchat33
  2. Toxic Nurse Managers and how to deal...
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    by Stitchie May 2, '04
    33
    jo1010
  3. Utilization Review and RNs
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    by jstbg1s Oct 30, '07
    6
    Karl Farmer
  4. CPR
    CPR
    by christy k. Mar 29, '10
    7
    ilove
  5. Med Techs in California
    by blusueNP Aug 11, '11
    1
    LadyinScrubs
  6. Nurse shortages result in patient deaths, strikes
    by alan headbloom Aug 10, '11
  7. unethical nurse_what can i do?
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    by concerned person Aug 7, '11
    4
    NRSKarenRN
  8. Diazepam IV - clarification
    by Nrscass Jul 3, '11
    11
    xtxrn
  9. Dementia screening with self-med and post fall assessments
    by dhsieversRN Jul 30, '11
    10
    dhsieversRN
  10. War is coming, the lines have been drawn!
    by outptsurgeryrn Jul 28, '11
    13
    roser13
  11. Could a Registered Nurse hold their own when it comes to treating patients...?
    by lee_sHAY Jul 4, '11
    20
    xtxrn
  12. Bedside report/hand off
    by winter_green Jul 24, '11
    27
    eriksoln
  13. Amoxicillin and Mono?
    by megwv Jul 22, '11
    3
  14. Patient Safety Net
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    by NRSKarenRN Nov 12, '06
    6
    Mrs.Mom.RN
  15. HDC lines for dilaudid
    by meme3rn Jul 5, '11
    2
    meme3rn
  16. Morphine Authorization
    by Tropigirl05RN Jun 30, '11
    24
    ZippyGBR
  17. Staffing levels
    by eslvn Jul 1, '11
    4
    BOOYARN
  18. Nursing Home regulations State-by-State
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    by Simplepleasures Jan 27, '08
    12
    merrywhiterose
  19. What do you do about MA, GNA, etc calling themselves nurses?
    by flymomrn Jun 1, '11
    23
    citylights89
  20. LPN Scope of practice/Picc lines-just moved to Indiana
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    by krissiee Jun 30, '04
    21
  21. Minimum nursing staff levels?????
    by CoeKohawk11 Mar 18, '11
    10
    lindarn
  22. Four point restraints
    by anastasia158 Jun 15, '11
    6
    vampiregirl
  23. Nurses with Hepatitis C
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    by Seank May 7, '06
    9
    powergear
  24. Dangerous air conditions?
    by phosphorus Jun 13, '11
    2
    heron
  25. Infection control catch phrase to remind healthcare providers to wash their hands.
    by taclobanon May 21, '11
    10
    nursecox2011
  26. MA working beyond scope of practice
    by Catedi May 22, '11
    44
    amybeets05
  27. RN without ACLS pushing Versed?
    by NoAverageLPN Jun 1, '11
    12
    akulahawk
  28. ICU Nurse Monitoring Telemtry Patients
    by 2monkeys Jun 2, '11
    6
    Esme12
  29. "Graduating & Not Ready"
    by nursinggurl Jul 23, '10
    36
    ohiostudent'RN
  30. Medication reconciliation software
    by orkwb May 30, '11
    4
    JustaGypsy
  31. Incident Reports
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    by Yayamaya Jan 15, '09
    9
    mylkoa
  32. Esther's Voice
    by snugz May 26, '11
  33. Using Benedryl with pts with a subdural hematoma
    by wgrassmRN May 17, '11
    5
    KLRyanRNBSN
  34. "Continous" Telemetry Monitoring
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    by starrigaven Oct 17, '09
    3
    rogerthatRN
  35. CNA scope of practice
    by deemalt May 9, '11
    15
    classicdame
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