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. Slipper Socks question
    by imapsychrn Oct 11, '11
    5
    Poi Dog
  2. Pinning up long hair
    by annetter Sep 26, '11
    27
    Zombi RN
  3. Design Project Survey- Please look!
    by lklo Oct 6, '11
    3
    lklo
  4. Huge IV med error!
    • Closed
    by MommaNurse08 Jul 14, '08
    17
    Merced
  5. Unlicensed personnel calling in prescriptions?!
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    by bassbird Dec 12, '01
    39
    nurse jen 1979
  6. Unsafe Staffing
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    by Melinurse Dec 12, '08
    15
    xtxrn
  7. Alaris pumps cutting off?
    • Closed
    by eftgirl Sep 16, '09
    13
    firstlight
  8. Epidural block
    • Closed
    by spicychap Sep 16, '11
    5
    traumaRUs
  9. Facebook Violations
    by CottonPuffCat Sep 10, '11
    20
    Rob72
  10. UAP d/c-ing peripheral IV's
    by Lorien_LPN Sep 8, '11
    19
    talaxandra
  11. Suspended for not doing as nursing super ordered
    by ED_Bound Aug 14, '11
    25
    Esme12
  12. New ER nurse
    by Brooke81 Mar 21, '11
    6
    maverickemt
  13. The Foley Story
    by Nurseik Jul 2, '11
    4
    CecileSF
  14. Giving IVTT meds at once and pt on morphine prec recieving trama
    • Closed
    by martheena08 Apr 13, '09
    3
    lady_avoidant
  15. Protecting a patient at risk for abuse or neglect
    by Lynx25 Aug 30, '11
    15
    Lynx25
  16. Near Miss at Prescribing Stage - What Would You do?
    by mmus Aug 23, '11
    21
    mmus
  17. Lame Nurse Practitioner
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    by CaLLaCoDe Aug 24, '11
    15
    sirI
  18. Whose medication error is it?
    by o0nurse0o Aug 22, '11
    28
    noreenl
  19. Vent care question
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    by mjscan_07 Apr 25, '06
    7
    mrchat33
  20. Toxic Nurse Managers and how to deal...
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    by Stitchie May 2, '04
    33
    jo1010
  21. Utilization Review and RNs
    • Closed
    by jstbg1s Oct 30, '07
    6
    Karl Farmer
  22. CPR
    CPR
    by christy k. Mar 29, '10
    7
    ilove
  23. Med Techs in California
    by blusueNP Aug 11, '11
    1
    LadyinScrubs
  24. Nurse shortages result in patient deaths, strikes
    by alan headbloom Aug 10, '11
  25. unethical nurse_what can i do?
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    by concerned person Aug 7, '11
    4
    NRSKarenRN
  26. Diazepam IV - clarification
    by Nrscass Jul 3, '11
    11
    xtxrn
  27. Dementia screening with self-med and post fall assessments
    by dhsieversRN Jul 30, '11
    10
    dhsieversRN
  28. War is coming, the lines have been drawn!
    by outptsurgeryrn Jul 28, '11
    13
    roser13
  29. Could a Registered Nurse hold their own when it comes to treating patients...?
    by lee_sHAY Jul 4, '11
    20
    xtxrn
  30. Bedside report/hand off
    by winter_green Jul 24, '11
    27
    eriksoln
  31. Amoxicillin and Mono?
    by megwv Jul 22, '11
    3
  32. Patient Safety Net
    • Closed
    by NRSKarenRN Nov 12, '06
    6
    Mrs.Mom.RN
  33. HDC lines for dilaudid
    by meme3rn Jul 5, '11
    2
    meme3rn
  34. Morphine Authorization
    by Tropigirl05RN Jun 30, '11
    24
    ZippyGBR
  35. Staffing levels
    by eslvn Jul 1, '11
    4
    BOOYARN
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