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. Med Errors vs being "slow"?
    by sasha2lady Jun 9, '10
    13
    POTR
  2. Pre-filled saline syringes and checking central line blood return
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    by greenterra Oct 7, '08
    16
    kimberlee713
  3. Transporting Pt. on O2
    by bonestAx Jun 3, '10
    7
    C2Allen11
  4. CNA: Patient and LVN: Patient ratio's in an ALF??
    by jennakay89 May 30, '10
    4
    jennakay89
  5. Short Staffed?
    by Cthebigguy Dec 9, '09
    5
    RNTwin
  6. TN ICF MR/DD RULES & REG's HELP
    by lorienb May 23, '10
    3
    Pongoo
  7. Help please - Need advice on dealing with Michigan HPRP
    • Closed
    by michclaire517 Sep 26, '07
    17
    comp
  8. sleeping staff
    • Closed
    by night owl Jan 23, '03
    169
    Leelee2
  9. Audio Recordings and Patient Abuse
    by MissSpectacular May 17, '10
    11
    RN1982
  10. My Story - What's happening to my hospital?
    • Closed
    by Tygerlile Sep 16, '07
    13
    camay1221_RN
  11. Safe PT to Nurse ratio, what is yours?
    by rudeRN May 5, '10
    13
    UpdogRN
  12. Must we all die with a feeding tube?
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    by URO-RN Nov 7, '04
    52
    Chico David RN
  13. safety of heparin iv vs sq
    by sunnyskiesRN May 3, '10
    7
    EmilyCCRN
  14. Can a pt get a PE with a Picc line that has a miniscule opening?
    by pookiesmom Apr 23, '10
    11
    pookiesmom
  15. Using wise nursing judgment with narcotic administration
    by This Won't Hurt Much Apr 25, '10
    3
    shiccy
  16. Building Patient Safety Sills Common pitfalls when conducting a root cause analysis
    by NRSKarenRN Apr 24, '10
  17. NPH insuln
    by fallrisk2008 Mar 13, '10
    19
    gwendelyn
  18. To Cover or Not to Cover the IV Cap?
    by Sweetie2005 Apr 15, '10
    8
    MedicineCNS
  19. PIV Vanco administration
    by UWRN07 Apr 14, '10
    8
    Brattyone78
  20. assignment issues
    by tennisjdh Mar 15, '10
    9
    nursinger
  21. Direct Admissions without doctor orders
    by General E. Speaking, RN Mar 23, '10
    16
    lvICU
  22. nursing safety
    by summere1012 Apr 7, '10
    1
    solneeshka
  23. Diabetes Management
    by sheryl1304 Apr 5, '10
    1
    classicdame
  24. adaptive equipment
    by christy k. Mar 27, '10
    1
    CoffeemateCNA
  25. Not sure if Im posting on the right board
    by Natingale Mar 21, '10
    2
    RN-Cardiac
  26. Help  CNA passing meds
    • Closed
    by littlebitark Apr 19, '09
    18
    traveler85
  27. Current Nursing or Patient Care Concern
    by kristinscarbo Mar 12, '10
    4
    kristinscarbo
  28. PO liquid potassium vs. PO tablet potassium??
    by sherlee Mar 13, '10
    8
    RunningRNBSN
  29. Pt in hospital, sign on door says "Report to Nurse's station before entering room"
    by AriesPanda Mar 12, '10
    9
    imintrouble
  30. What would you do?
    by Putter Feb 26, '10
    10
    AggieNurse99
  31. Unsafe CNA Help?
    by fabiusgile Mar 6, '10
    18
    nursel56
  32. Call-in days
    • Closed
    by shmoofins Feb 27, '08
    17
    Kooky Korky
  33. Cardioversion Sedation goes Beyond Moderate-Help
    by taj09 Feb 28, '10
    13
    *traumaRN*
  34. will I be sued?
    by dumaralos Feb 23, '10
    16
    nurseogden
  35. Fired by risk management/ disorganized facility
    • Closed
    by BrendaMD4 Jul 23, '09
    12
    Chica_bella813
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