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. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 7, '13
    62
    toomuchbaloney
  2. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    by newnurse2014 Apr 7
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  3. "I'm going to smash your face in"
    by jannjul76 Feb 21
    22
    Always Hopeful
  4. Afraid to kill a patient
    by ward81 Mar 2
    19
    anon456
  5. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    78
    RobtheORNurse
  6. Elopement (a personal story and a plea)
    by Here.I.Stand Mar 30
    18
    HappyWife77
  7. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    by herring_RN Jun 25, '13
    13
    dudette10
  8. Recurring Protonix Nightmare
    by Firewood Mar 22
    3
    rnKato
  9. abuse and harassment
    by wiley6coyote Mar 30
    4
    jadelpn
  10. Are you familiar with AHRQ?
    by Beth AHRQ Feb 10
    2
    Esme12
  11. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    by zyft01 Oct 22, '13
    17
    xoemmylouox
  12. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Feb 26
    46
    NRSKarenRN
  13. C. Diff in the hallways!
    by dubspot Mar 24
    15
    eeffoc_emmig
  14. Nursing students on medication
    by kjnsweets Feb 16
    153
    sissiesmama
  15. Restraint without order
    by Nursebirdy Mar 11
    15
    jrwest
  16. Reporting Neglect in Home Health
    by Sherriblu Mar 18
    15
    brillohead
  17. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    by ggcolonnello Mar 20
    5
    JenElizabethRN
  18. Why is it so hard to find a fair employer
    by Nola009 Feb 24
    9
    Nola009
  19. Venipuncture - gauze vs cotton ball
    by fozziebear Mar 7
    15
    Ella26
  20. C-Diff: Ways to Make Your Patients Safer
    by Beth AHRQ Mar 13
  21. The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!
    Article by pinkiepieRN Feb 9
    19
    anewsns
  22. Prisoner on a psych unit?
    by JenniferFields Mar 7
    3
    MrChicagoRN
  23. Help, I'm stuck and unsure what to do??
    by Lopezlvn Feb 21
    18
    Mn nurse 22
  24. Joint Commission's Staffing Standards for Hospitals
    by hunnybeeRN Mar 6
    2
    HouTx
  25. Peg tube feeding splashed on my face
    by sosvenezuela Mar 6
    6
    sbostonRN
  26. ASA without "SAIDS"?
    by NayRN Mar 6
    4
    applewhitern
  27. RN New Hire - what would you expect them to do?
    by chsc Feb 25
    13
    NightNurseRN13
  28. rehab
    by Zoolu58 Mar 7
    3
    GrnTea
  29. Propofol
    by clarkw12 Feb 25
    39
    nursey246
  30. Fired over neglect
    by monkey2012 Mar 3
    12
    nursel56
  31. Can a Nurse lie to Me?
    • Closed
    by MangoCoco Mar 6
    4
    Esme12
  32. Agency allows caregivers total control
    by danij040866 Mar 4
    5
    Here.I.Stand
  33. help
    by tratra Mar 3
    3
    KRVRN
  34. tachycardia , thyroid , and general unwellness
    • Closed
    by BeckyMcclean Mar 3
    5
    Esme12
  35. Home health med admin
    by britmansf18 Feb 26
    5
    T-Bird78
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