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. Minimum nursing staff levels?????
    by CoeKohawk11 Mar 18, '11
    10
    lindarn
  2. Four point restraints
    by anastasia158 Jun 15, '11
    6
    vampiregirl
  3. Nurses with Hepatitis C
    • Closed
    by Seank May 7, '06
    9
    powergear
  4. Dangerous air conditions?
    by phosphorus Jun 13, '11
    2
    heron
  5. Infection control catch phrase to remind healthcare providers to wash their hands.
    by taclobanon May 21, '11
    10
    nursecox2011
  6. MA working beyond scope of practice
    by Catedi May 22, '11
    44
    amybeets05
  7. RN without ACLS pushing Versed?
    by NoAverageLPN Jun 1, '11
    12
    akulahawkRN
  8. ICU Nurse Monitoring Telemtry Patients
    by 2monkeys Jun 2, '11
    6
    Esme12
  9. "Graduating & Not Ready"
    by nursinggurl Jul 23, '10
    36
    ohioSICUrn
  10. Medication reconciliation software
    by orkwb May 30, '11
    4
    JustaGypsy
  11. Incident Reports
    • Closed
    by Yayamaya Jan 15, '09
    9
    mylkoa
  12. Esther's Voice
    by snugz May 26, '11
  13. Using Benedryl with pts with a subdural hematoma
    by wgrassmRN May 17, '11
    5
    KLRyanRNBSN
  14. "Continous" Telemetry Monitoring
    • Closed
    by starrigaven Oct 17, '09
    3
    rogerthatRN
  15. CNA scope of practice
    by deemalt May 9, '11
    15
    classicdame
  16. Person-centered approach
    by b0rea1is May 2, '11
    8
    CompleteUnknown
  17. ED Admissions Right At Shift Change
    by chordringer Feb 17, '11
    27
    RNhusky
  18. conscious sedation
    • Closed
    by nursedede Jan 23, '08
    12
    vagirn
  19. Elbow Restraints for In Home Use
    by AliceKay Apr 8, '11
    17
    sams76
  20. How to prevnt Medication Administration Errors
    • Closed
    by Murse911 Feb 27, '09
    15
    Angie O'Plasty
  21. LPN goin beyond scope of practice
    by SweetheartRN Mar 25, '11
    46
    SweetheartRN
  22. CNAs doing things not under licensure?
    by student29349 Mar 23, '11
    15
    LPNweezy
  23. Accepting tranfer of patient not qualified to care for...
    by jamesk78 Mar 8, '11
    16
    jrwest
  24. I hate my supervisor
    by LilKwonie Jun 19, '10
    33
    3dayRN
  25. LPN Scope of Practice in NJ
    by Nurse126 Mar 10, '11
  26. wrong i.v.f
    by NewlyGradBSN Mar 3, '11
    8
    NewlyGradBSN
  27. Worried...did not clamp main IV line.
    by chancie Feb 28, '11
    13
    MunoRN
  28. Not staying on top of pain - confusing orders - myths?
    by Biogirl4 Jan 3, '11
    30
    llerkl
  29. Frustrated with Lazy RN
    by Karla.S Feb 23, '11
    4
    caliotter3
  30. Increasing staff compliance with hand hygiene
    by LMJRN Jan 24, '11
    10
    locolorenzo22
  31. Safe Staffing Act in Texas
    by txaggie Jan 22, '11
    4
    gonzo1
  32. An Alzheimers patient was raped...
    • Closed
    by laurakoko Oct 14, '04
    32
    anonymous1383
  33. ANA Handle with Care Program-Injury of Nurses
    by WhichWayIsUp? Jan 6, '11
    10
    sirI
  34. Discontinuing IJ turned into a Rapid Response
    by Manatee111 Mar 20, '10
    19
  35. Medications of the same class, prescribed to one patient
    by Lady_sigrid726 Nov 12, '10
    8
    BCRNA
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