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. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    by Emergent Jun 16
    42
    erinberrin
  2. LPN in a nursing home
    by dianeroseward Jul 16
    1
    GrnTea
  3. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    by 0.adamantite Jul 15
    7
    iluvivt
  4. child safety
    by amoLucia Jul 9
    32
    Delicate Flower
  5. I made a potential deadly transcription error
    by NurseReneeLPN123 Jul 19
    3
    Ruas61
  6. DPH pressure ulcer
    by zumbaspinRN Jul 15
    7
    jadelpn
  7. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    by EmmiAnn Jul 10
    12
    classicdame
  8. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    10
    ~PedsRN~
  9. Being asked to sign on treatments not done
    Poll by puppypower Jul 6
    19
    classicdame
  10. Patient with Dementia's Right to Refusal
    by oblivionenigma Jan 5, '13
    21
    elorne4647
  11. Acetylcysteine
    by MedTrans68 Jun 29
    21
    KelRN215
  12. LTC lack of reporting
    by smorgan1228 Jun 27
    10
    kissbug26
  13. Coworker Politics v. Endangered Patient
    by atxgirlrn Jun 24
    5
    toomuchbaloney
  14. How does your facility prevent falls?
    by GoldiesMom May 3
    27
    not.done.yet
  15. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    by kaliRN Aug 24, '12
    107
    krisiepoo
  16. HELP med error on my first day as a solo RN
    by cardiobaby Jun 23
    9
    prnqday
  17. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    by GinaCat Jun 17, '12
    32
    MunoRN
  18. moderate sedation - a nurses right to refuse
    by ConcernedRN03 Jun 21
    7
    Kooky Korky
  19. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    by j0yegan Feb 24
    43
    herring_RN
  20. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    by Nola009 Feb 12
    57
    Christy1019
  21. Should I Report?
    by Skeeter19910 Jun 19
    9
    jadelpn
  22. am i reasonably resigning?
    by wakeuptothesun86 Mar 28
    40
    RNlove17
  23. Patients Cheeking medications
    by sdegracia Jan 6
    20
    LadyFree28
  24. I was written up and put back on orientation
    by Kalicokats Jun 14
    30
    GrnTea
  25. ativan gel
    by lmss Jun 19
    6
    MunoRN
  26. Nurses and Lunch Breaks in NYC
    by SonBSN Jun 4
    22
    Here.I.Stand
  27. Right Decision?
    by Lylesmom Jun 17
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  28. Higher patient load, higher acuity, and adverse events
    by snsbelcher Jun 2
    12
    not.done.yet
  29. Possible needle stick
    by newgrad1988 Jun 12
    10
    GrnTea
  30. Documenting allergies in computer programs
    by THERESAHALL May 29
    11
    ParvulusPuella
  31. The Slow Code
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 5, '12
    148
    sweetdreameRN
  32. This is horrible: the doctors and staff won't do anything
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Apr 25
    13
    Nola009
  33. Doctor insists I use expired Dilaudid on patients
    by Buffy31 May 29
    46
    Buffy31
  34. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    Article by SEABOATSHELLS Sep 6, '13
    85
    BonnieBorcyk
  35. Is it acceptable nursing practice?
    by csimes Jun 2
    7
    HouTx
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