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. Worried...did not clamp main IV line.
    by chancie Feb 28, '11
    13
    MunoRN
  2. Not staying on top of pain - confusing orders - myths?
    by Biogirl4 Jan 3, '11
    30
    llerkl
  3. Frustrated with Lazy RN
    by Karla.S Feb 23, '11
    4
    caliotter3
  4. Increasing staff compliance with hand hygiene
    by LMJRN Jan 24, '11
    10
    locolorenzo22
  5. Safe Staffing Act in Texas
    by txaggie Jan 22, '11
    4
    gonzo1
  6. An Alzheimers patient was raped...
    • Closed
    by laurakoko Oct 14, '04
    32
    anonymous1383
  7. ANA Handle with Care Program-Injury of Nurses
    by WhichWayIsUp? Jan 6, '11
    10
    sirI
  8. Discontinuing IJ turned into a Rapid Response
    by Manatee111 Mar 20, '10
    19
  9. Medications of the same class, prescribed to one patient
    by Lady_sigrid726 Nov 12, '10
    8
    BCRNA
  10. how do you assess for wound dehiscence?
    by NewlyGradBSN Dec 7, '10
    17
    al7139
  11. resigning
    • Closed
    by nurse62 Oct 8, '03
    25
    anneles
  12. LTC State Staffing Tables Jan.2008
    • Closed
    by Simplepleasures Jan 24, '08
    13
    MCTRN07
  13. Should medication aides exist?
    • Closed
    Poll by BradleyRN Jun 5, '08
    160
    nursemel86
  14. could use alittle help with my case study
    by KyleG Dec 3, '10
    11
    Soulwindow42
  15. Needle-stick, i think
    by NewlyGradBSN Nov 25, '10
    22
    janice_c67
  16. Preventing medication errors with MARS?
    by CatherineG87 Nov 28, '10
    2
    classicdame
  17. dialysis staffing
    by rm45 Nov 22, '10
  18. need advice fellow nurses:(
    by NewlyGradBSN Nov 17, '10
    14
    NewlyGradBSN
  19. Caring for Jehovah's witnesses
    • Closed
    by cu-n-hvn Aug 30, '05
    113
    MrWarmHearted
  20. Patient Safety Dilemma
    by aehart Sep 26, '10
    6
    systoly
  21. Are 12 hour shifts safe?
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    by psychnurse1998 Feb 4, '08
    102
    systoly
  22. Bed Bugs
    by Prissilla1484 Nov 6, '10
    16
    systoly
  23. Questions for RNs for Patient Safety Assignment
    by mag_e Oct 31, '10
    2
    mag_e
  24. fatigue.....the nurse's
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    Poll by micro Jul 13, '02
    42
    KarmaWiseRaven
  25. two many patients to little nurses?
    by shadowrunner Oct 27, '10
    9
    annlewis
  26. Is your hospital discontinuing isolation precautions?
    by gypsyd8 Jul 26, '10
    13
    Janeanne
  27. MAR error - pt sent to hospital
    by hpcat Oct 18, '10
    6
    mochamonster
  28. Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital
    by NRSKarenRN Oct 18, '10
    2
    Faeriewand
  29. Opinions/Advice on how to handle short staffing
    • Closed
    by NYnurseatheart Oct 23, '08
    11
  30. Closed nursing unit
    • Closed
    by Lise Jul 10, '01
    10
    bleppity
  31. Please Tell Us If You Are Contacting Legislators/ANA,  etc. Re: Nursing Concerns
    • Closed
    by barton Mar 11, '99
    88
    subzer0
  32. nurse
    by nurse121 Oct 10, '10
    6
    NurseStephRN
  33. Specific certifications/scope of practice question in Or
    by RNGraceNM Oct 8, '10
  34. Need help with this vague patient safety question.
    by obfuscate Sep 5, '10
    13
    SallyPL
  35. AEDs and SNFs
    by badphish Sep 29, '10
    21
    rn/writer
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