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. Help, I'm stuck and unsure what to do??
    by Lopezlvn Feb 21
    18
    Mn nurse 22
  2. Joint Commission's Staffing Standards for Hospitals
    by hunnybeeRN Mar 6
    2
    HouTx
  3. Peg tube feeding splashed on my face
    by sosvenezuela Mar 6
    6
    sbostonRN
  4. ASA without "SAIDS"?
    by NayRN Mar 6
    4
    applewhitern
  5. Would you hold Metformin fot a BS level of 149
    by Nola009 Feb 12
    45
    RN-Cardiac
  6. RN New Hire - what would you expect them to do?
    by chsc Feb 25
    13
    NightNurseRN13
  7. rehab
    by Zoolu58 Mar 7
    3
    GrnTea
  8. Propofol
    by clarkw12 Feb 25
    39
    nursey246
  9. Fired over neglect
    by monkey2012 Mar 3
    12
    nursel56
  10. Can a Nurse lie to Me?
    • Closed
    by MangoCoco Mar 6
    4
    Esme12
  11. Agency allows caregivers total control
    by danij040866 Mar 4
    5
    Here.I.Stand
  12. help
    by tratra Mar 3
    3
    KRVRN
  13. tachycardia , thyroid , and general unwellness
    • Closed
    by BeckyMcclean Mar 3
    5
    Esme12
  14. Home health med admin
    by britmansf18 Feb 26
    5
    T-Bird78
  15. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    Article by SEABOATSHELLS Sep 6, '13
    68
    Ruby Vee
  16. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    17
    TheCommuter
  17. darn bed alarms
    by jrwest Feb 11
    14
    nae312213
  18. discovered and reported falsification of VS
    by traumaRNdrama Sep 10, '11
    97
    Covaryx
  19. ED tranfer.. No verbal report required
    by HeartRN13 Feb 16
    24
    Covaryx
  20. Rapid Response Team- Should I have called?
    by BabyNurse13 Feb 18
    7
    GrnTea
  21. Blame-free work environment
    by JerseyGirl2010 Feb 17
    5
    dudette10
  22. Documenting in wrong patient chart
    by VenessaNesbitt Feb 17
    1
    GrnTea
  23. Nurse to Patient Ratio in a SNF
    by 1mommy03 Jul 29, '13
    8
    Aleksandarcox
  24. mantoux
    by monet4 Feb 13
    2
    sallyrnrrt
  25. Cellulitis post pneumococcal vaccine
    by Laura in Canada Jan 15
    8
    Laura in Canada
  26. Can TB be spread like this?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 10
    5
    Esme12
  27. Alarm Fatigue, Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care
    by Emergent Jan 27
    21
    wooh
  28. Will TB spread even when patient is taking antibiotics?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 7
    2
    Esme12
  29. my ASD surgery
    • Closed
    Research by redcloud157 Feb 6
    2
    TheCommuter
  30. Restraints
    by trishagray08 Feb 5
    12
    Esme12
  31. Going into work sick!?
    by Nursearaeg Feb 1
    9
    pinkiepieRN
  32. strategies of routine hand washing in the fight against cross infection
    by fri glory Feb 5
    4
    MrChicagoRN
  33. Does everyone all have latent TB after getting BCG vaccination?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 6
    4
    Esme12
  34. Advice on Expressing Patient Safety Concerns
    by hunnybeeRN Jan 29
    7
    herring_RN
  35. C-Diff and commode disinfection
    by momandstudent Jan 30
    11
    Loo17
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