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. Using Benedryl with pts with a subdural hematoma
    by wgrassmRN May 17, '11
    5
    KLRyanRNBSN
  2. "Continous" Telemetry Monitoring
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    by starrigaven Oct 17, '09
    3
    rogerthatRN
  3. CNA scope of practice
    by deemalt May 9, '11
    15
    classicdame
  4. Person-centered approach
    by b0rea1is May 2, '11
    8
    CompleteUnknown
  5. ED Admissions Right At Shift Change
    by chordringer Feb 17, '11
    27
    RNhusky
  6. conscious sedation
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    by nursedede Jan 23, '08
    12
    vagirn
  7. Elbow Restraints for In Home Use
    by AliceKay Apr 8, '11
    17
    sams76
  8. How to prevnt Medication Administration Errors
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    by Murse911 Feb 27, '09
    15
    Angie O'Plasty
  9. LPN goin beyond scope of practice
    by SweetheartRN Mar 25, '11
    46
    SweetheartRN
  10. CNAs doing things not under licensure?
    by student29349 Mar 23, '11
    15
    LPNweezy
  11. Accepting tranfer of patient not qualified to care for...
    by jamesk78 Mar 8, '11
    16
    jrwest
  12. I hate my supervisor
    by LilKwonie Jun 19, '10
    33
    3dayRN
  13. LPN Scope of Practice in NJ
    by Nurse126 Mar 10, '11
  14. wrong i.v.f
    by NewlyGradBSN Mar 3, '11
    8
    NewlyGradBSN
  15. Worried...did not clamp main IV line.
    by chancie Feb 28, '11
    13
    MunoRN
  16. Not staying on top of pain - confusing orders - myths?
    by Biogirl4 Jan 3, '11
    30
    llerkl
  17. Frustrated with Lazy RN
    by Karla.S Feb 23, '11
    4
    caliotter3
  18. Increasing staff compliance with hand hygiene
    by LMJRN Jan 24, '11
    10
    locolorenzo22
  19. Safe Staffing Act in Texas
    by txaggie Jan 22, '11
    4
    gonzo1
  20. An Alzheimers patient was raped...
    • Closed
    by laurakoko Oct 14, '04
    32
    anonymous1383
  21. ANA Handle with Care Program-Injury of Nurses
    by WhichWayIsUp? Jan 6, '11
    10
    sirI
  22. Discontinuing IJ turned into a Rapid Response
    by Manatee111 Mar 20, '10
    19
  23. Medications of the same class, prescribed to one patient
    by Lady_sigrid726 Nov 12, '10
    8
    BCRNA
  24. how do you assess for wound dehiscence?
    by NewlyGradBSN Dec 7, '10
    17
    al7139
  25. resigning
    • Closed
    by nurse62 Oct 8, '03
    25
    anneles
  26. LTC State Staffing Tables Jan.2008
    • Closed
    by Simplepleasures Jan 24, '08
    13
    MCTRN07
  27. Should medication aides exist?
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    Poll by BradleyRN Jun 5, '08
    160
    nursemel86
  28. could use alittle help with my case study
    by KyleG Dec 3, '10
    11
    Soulwindow42
  29. Needle-stick, i think
    by NewlyGradBSN Nov 25, '10
    22
    janice_c67
  30. Preventing medication errors with MARS?
    by CatherineG87 Nov 28, '10
    2
    classicdame
  31. dialysis staffing
    by rm45 Nov 22, '10
  32. need advice fellow nurses:(
    by NewlyGradBSN Nov 17, '10
    14
    NewlyGradBSN
  33. Caring for Jehovah's witnesses
    • Closed
    by cu-n-hvn Aug 30, '05
    113
    MrWarmHearted
  34. Patient Safety Dilemma
    by aehart Sep 26, '10
    6
    systoly
  35. Are 12 hour shifts safe?
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    by psychnurse1998 Feb 4, '08
    102
    systoly
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