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. Discontinuing IJ turned into a Rapid Response
    by Manatee111 Mar 20, '10
    19
  2. Medications of the same class, prescribed to one patient
    by Lady_sigrid726 Nov 12, '10
    8
    BCRNA
  3. how do you assess for wound dehiscence?
    by NewlyGradBSN Dec 7, '10
    17
    al7139
  4. resigning
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    by nurse62 Oct 8, '03
    25
    anneles
  5. LTC State Staffing Tables Jan.2008
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    by Simplepleasures Jan 24, '08
    13
    MCTRN07
  6. Should medication aides exist?
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    Poll by BradleyRN Jun 5, '08
    160
    nursemel86
  7. could use alittle help with my case study
    by KyleG Dec 3, '10
    11
    Soulwindow42
  8. Needle-stick, i think
    by NewlyGradBSN Nov 25, '10
    22
    janice_c67
  9. Preventing medication errors with MARS?
    by CatherineG87 Nov 28, '10
    2
    classicdame
  10. dialysis staffing
    by rm45 Nov 22, '10
  11. need advice fellow nurses:(
    by NewlyGradBSN Nov 17, '10
    14
    NewlyGradBSN
  12. Caring for Jehovah's witnesses
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    by cu-n-hvn Aug 30, '05
    113
    MrWarmHearted
  13. Patient Safety Dilemma
    by aehart Sep 26, '10
    6
    systoly
  14. Are 12 hour shifts safe?
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    by psychnurse1998 Feb 4, '08
    102
    systoly
  15. Bed Bugs
    by Prissilla1484 Nov 6, '10
    16
    systoly
  16. Questions for RNs for Patient Safety Assignment
    by mag_e Oct 31, '10
    2
    mag_e
  17. fatigue.....the nurse's
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    Poll by micro Jul 13, '02
    42
    KarmaWiseRaven
  18. two many patients to little nurses?
    by shadowrunner Oct 27, '10
    9
    annlewis
  19. Is your hospital discontinuing isolation precautions?
    by gypsyd8 Jul 26, '10
    13
    Janeanne
  20. MAR error - pt sent to hospital
    by hpcat Oct 18, '10
    6
    mochamonster
  21. Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital
    by NRSKarenRN Oct 18, '10
    2
    Faeriewand
  22. Opinions/Advice on how to handle short staffing
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    by NYnurseatheart Oct 23, '08
    11
  23. Closed nursing unit
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    by Lise Jul 10, '01
    10
    bleppity
  24. Please Tell Us If You Are Contacting Legislators/ANA,  etc. Re: Nursing Concerns
    • Closed
    by barton Mar 11, '99
    88
    subzer0
  25. nurse
    by nurse121 Oct 10, '10
    6
    NurseStephRN
  26. Specific certifications/scope of practice question in Or
    by RNGraceNM Oct 8, '10
  27. Need help with this vague patient safety question.
    by obfuscate Sep 5, '10
    13
    SallyPL
  28. AEDs and SNFs
    by badphish Sep 29, '10
    21
    rn/writer
  29. employee loyalty and whistleblowing
    by zalbayrak Oct 3, '10
    7
    Little Panda RN
  30. How Is Your ICU/CCU Tracking Acuity?
    by danegerous Oct 1, '10
    3
    danegerous
  31. Major Vent
    by LouisVRN May 10, '10
    90
    nursel56
  32. saline flushes over infusion pump versus manual flush in peds
    by choarn Jun 12, '10
    8
    WoosahRN
  33. Stop being so miserable
    • Closed
    by mkhoaja Sep 3, '10
    59
    sirI
  34. needing help~
    by Chrissy1985 Sep 3, '10
  35. Help!!! All Labor and Delivery and PostPartum Nurses
    • Closed
    by mobyrn Jul 11, '03
    9
    Fribblet
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