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. Patients Cheeking medications
    by sdegracia Jan 6
    20
    LadyFree28
  2. I was written up and put back on orientation
    by Kalicokats Jun 14
    30
    GrnTea
  3. ativan gel
    by lmss Jun 19
    6
    MunoRN
  4. Nurses and Lunch Breaks in NYC
    by SonBSN Jun 4
    22
    Here.I.Stand
  5. Right Decision?
    by Lylesmom Jun 17
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  6. Higher patient load, higher acuity, and adverse events
    by snsbelcher Jun 2
    12
    not.done.yet
  7. Possible needle stick
    by newgrad1988 Jun 12
    10
    GrnTea
  8. Documenting allergies in computer programs
    by THERESAHALL May 29
    11
    ParvulusPuella
  9. The Slow Code
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 5, '12
    148
    sweetdreameRN
  10. This is horrible: the doctors and staff won't do anything
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Apr 25
    13
    Nola009
  11. Doctor insists I use expired Dilaudid on patients
    by Buffy31 May 29
    46
    Buffy31
  12. Break the Silence Report Bullying
    Article by SEABOATSHELLS Sep 6, '13
    85
    BonnieBorcyk
  13. Is it acceptable nursing practice?
    by csimes Jun 2
    7
    HouTx
  14. Equipment in pt rooms
    by nursling2012 Jun 5
    1
    HouTx
  15. Research on catheter removal
    by crys1bigz May 29
    5
    GrnTea
  16. morphine reduction in dying
    by joannotrealname May 31
    5
    joannotrealname
  17. Blood clots & IV/central line tubing...When does this become a hazard!?
    by RN A May 19
    21
  18. Low HR
    by joe007 May 20
    20
  19. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    by Phoenix2541 Sep 10, '13
    118
    applesxoranges
  20. Bedpan dilemma
    by Pennyrieder May 12
    20
    BrandonLPN
  21. Triage Call Bell?
    by Esme12 Apr 9
    39
    amberella123
  22. Can parents give medically fragile kids meds w/o Dr. order in homecare?
    by smartnurse1982 May 15
    54
    KelRN215
  23. Dealing with arrogant staff
    by lumbarpain May 5
    12
    libbyliberal
  24. ER help!
    by AubreyWinkler May 6
    8
    macfar28
  25. How Would Hand Hygiene Save Lives!
    by Ahmed Elgameel Apr 3
    4
    anon456
  26. Transportation Safety Question
    by fitzfan82 Apr 26
    11
    Vanilla101
  27. Ethics
    by mstere May 5
    13
    systoly
  28. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    by 222mom222 Mar 12
    59
    Here.I.Stand
  29. Our nurse-patient ratio changed for the worse... Help!
    4
  30. When a Resident Refuses
    by Nightowl_RN Apr 28
    15
    ksrn20
  31. Issues w/staff
    by momo_2013 Mar 4
    27
    toomuchbaloney
  32. Inappropriate discharge
    • Closed
    by Redmaile May 1
    3
    Esme12
  33. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 22
    33
    All4NursingRN
  34. Urgent Mandate Question
    by Joeyy Apr 21
    6
    Nola009
  35. Patient ratio
    by Catalina1318 Apr 24
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
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