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. An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody
    Article by ♪♫ in my ♥ Aug 2
    20
    Mas Catoer
  2. intentional or falls
    by Lvuv Aug 21
    12
    morte
  3. Accuracy and Patient Safety vs Time Management
    by Goldenhare Nov 17, '11
    13
    Valerie99
  4. New nurse and big mistakes
    by apnurserock Jul 30
    12
  5. New Nurse Mistakes
    by ashley785 Jul 23
    26
    Murse1919
  6. Please, could an experienced nurse help.
    by soon_2Bnurse Aug 17
    10
    OCNRN63
  7. The face of a medical error...
    by ♪♫ in my ♥ May 20
    92
    herring_RN
  8. Anticipation: Behavioral Risk Assessment
    Article by jadelpn Aug 7
    4
    Rococo
  9. Unsafe ED
    by HeartRN13 May 2
    74
    Here.I.Stand
  10. Floating
    by luvmybabes Aug 9
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  11. Sentinel Events
    by NYCHikerRN Jul 27
    31
    icuRNmaggie
  12. Staff ratio, dangerous situation
    by Salutations Aug 5
    9
    applewhitern
  13. question about mandated reporter of elderly
    by anon456 Aug 2
    3
    GrnTea
  14. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    by skinzvictory Jul 21
    67
    BlueDevil, DNP
  15. how do i go about this situation safely?
    by wishiwereanurse Jun 23
    10
    TriciaJ
  16. Adult Depends/Underwear
    by grad2012RN Jul 19
    17
    not.done.yet
  17. saline flushes over infusion pump versus manual flush in peds
    by choarn Jun 12, '10
    11
    iluvivt
  18. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    by RN Chaos Sep 16, '12
    49
    chrty_knox
  19. Nurse responsibility out of working hours
    • Closed
    by tatyana1973 Jul 28
    7
    jadelpn
  20. Fall Action Plans
    by Pattsey Jul 25
    1
    amoLucia
  21. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    by Cat_LPN Apr 21, '11
    29
    FLICURN
  22. Stupid mistakes
    by New picu Jul 5
    16
    toomuchbaloney
  23. Verbal Read-back
    by dutchnurse69 Jul 19
    10
    GrnTea
  24. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    by Emergent Jun 16
    42
    erinberrin
  25. LPN in a nursing home
    by dianeroseward Jul 16
    1
    GrnTea
  26. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    by 0.adamantite Jul 15
    7
    iluvivt
  27. child safety
    by amoLucia Jul 9
    32
    Delicate Flower
  28. I made a potential deadly transcription error
    by NurseReneeLPN123 Jul 19
    3
    Ruas61
  29. DPH pressure ulcer
    by zumbaspinRN Jul 15
    7
    jadelpn
  30. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    by EmmiAnn Jul 10
    12
    classicdame
  31. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    10
    ~PedsRN~
  32. Being asked to sign on treatments not done
    Poll by puppypower Jul 6
    19
    classicdame
  33. Patient with Dementia's Right to Refusal
    by oblivionenigma Jan 5, '13
    21
    elorne4647
  34. Acetylcysteine
    by MedTrans68 Jun 29
    21
    KelRN215
  35. LTC lack of reporting
    by smorgan1228 Jun 27
    10
    kissbug26
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