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. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    by skinzvictory Jul 21
    67
    BlueDevil, DNP
  2. how do i go about this situation safely?
    by wishiwereanurse Jun 23
    10
    TriciaJ
  3. Adult Depends/Underwear
    by grad2012RN Jul 19
    17
    not.done.yet
  4. saline flushes over infusion pump versus manual flush in peds
    by choarn Jun 12, '10
    11
    iluvivt
  5. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    by RN Chaos Sep 16, '12
    49
    chrty_knox
  6. Nurse responsibility out of working hours
    • Closed
    by tatyana1973 Jul 28
    7
    jadelpn
  7. Fall Action Plans
    by Pattsey Jul 25
    1
    amoLucia
  8. With-holding resuscitation on pt in the absense of a signed DNR order form? What?!
    by Cat_LPN Apr 21, '11
    29
    FLICURN
  9. Stupid mistakes
    by New picu Jul 5
    16
    toomuchbaloney
  10. Verbal Read-back
    by dutchnurse69 Jul 19
    10
    GrnTea
  11. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    by Emergent Jun 16
    42
    erinberrin
  12. LPN in a nursing home
    by dianeroseward Jul 16
    1
    GrnTea
  13. PICC line or Port a Cath & Running Blood
    by 0.adamantite Jul 15
    7
    iluvivt
  14. child safety
    by amoLucia Jul 9
    32
    Delicate Flower
  15. I made a potential deadly transcription error
    by NurseReneeLPN123 Jul 19
    3
    Ruas61
  16. DPH pressure ulcer
    by zumbaspinRN Jul 15
    7
    jadelpn
  17. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    by EmmiAnn Jul 10
    12
    classicdame
  18. Nurse/patient ratio
    by madghost31 Apr 1
    10
    ~PedsRN~
  19. Being asked to sign on treatments not done
    Poll by puppypower Jul 6
    19
    classicdame
  20. Patient with Dementia's Right to Refusal
    by oblivionenigma Jan 5, '13
    21
    elorne4647
  21. Acetylcysteine
    by MedTrans68 Jun 29
    21
    KelRN215
  22. LTC lack of reporting
    by smorgan1228 Jun 27
    10
    kissbug26
  23. Coworker Politics v. Endangered Patient
    by atxgirlrn Jun 24
    5
    toomuchbaloney
  24. How does your facility prevent falls?
    by GoldiesMom May 3
    27
    not.done.yet
  25. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    by kaliRN Aug 24, '12
    107
    krisiepoo
  26. HELP med error on my first day as a solo RN
    by cardiobaby Jun 23
    9
    prnqday
  27. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    by GinaCat Jun 17, '12
    32
    MunoRN
  28. moderate sedation - a nurses right to refuse
    by ConcernedRN03 Jun 21
    7
    Kooky Korky
  29. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    by j0yegan Feb 24
    43
    herring_RN
  30. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    by Nola009 Feb 12
    57
    Christy1019
  31. Should I Report?
    by Skeeter19910 Jun 19
    9
    jadelpn
  32. am i reasonably resigning?
    by wakeuptothesun86 Mar 28
    40
    RNlove17
  33. Patients Cheeking medications
    by sdegracia Jan 6
    20
    LadyFree28
  34. I was written up and put back on orientation
    by Kalicokats Jun 14
    30
    GrnTea
  35. ativan gel
    by lmss Jun 19
    6
    MunoRN
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