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. Equipment in pt rooms
    by nursling2012 Jun 5
    1
    HouTx
  2. Research on catheter removal
    by crys1bigz May 29
    5
    GrnTea
  3. morphine reduction in dying
    by joannotrealname May 31
    5
    joannotrealname
  4. Blood clots & IV/central line tubing...When does this become a hazard!?
    by RN A May 19
    21
  5. Low HR
    by joe007 May 20
    20
  6. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    by Phoenix2541 Sep 10, '13
    118
    applesxoranges
  7. Bedpan dilemma
    by Pennyrieder May 12
    20
    BrandonLPN
  8. Triage Call Bell?
    by Esme12 Apr 9
    39
    amberella123
  9. Can parents give medically fragile kids meds w/o Dr. order in homecare?
    by smartnurse1982 May 15
    54
    KelRN215
  10. Dealing with arrogant staff
    by lumbarpain May 5
    12
    libbyliberal
  11. ER help!
    by AubreyWinkler May 6
    8
    macfar28
  12. How Would Hand Hygiene Save Lives!
    by Ahmed Elgameel Apr 3
    4
    anon456
  13. Transportation Safety Question
    by fitzfan82 Apr 26
    11
    Vanilla101
  14. Ethics
    by mstere May 5
    13
    systoly
  15. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    by 222mom222 Mar 12
    59
    Here.I.Stand
  16. Our nurse-patient ratio changed for the worse... Help!
    4
  17. When a Resident Refuses
    by Nightowl_RN Apr 28
    15
    ksrn20
  18. Issues w/staff
    by momo_2013 Mar 4
    27
    toomuchbaloney
  19. Inappropriate discharge
    • Closed
    by Redmaile May 1
    3
    Esme12
  20. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 22
    33
    All4NursingRN
  21. Urgent Mandate Question
    by Joeyy Apr 21
    6
    Nola009
  22. Patient ratio
    by Catalina1318 Apr 24
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  23. The healthcare systems adoption of electronical interoperability through EMR
    by UTDGC Apr 18
    1
    GrnTea
  24. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    by Notmarvin Apr 14
    40
    toomuchbaloney
  25. Wrong documentation
    by Lola RN Apr 14
    1
    toomuchbaloney
  26. Do you have a process if you disagree with discharge of a patient?
    by Codeblue1982 Mar 20
    17
    GrnTea
  27. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 7, '13
    62
    toomuchbaloney
  28. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    by newnurse2014 Apr 7
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  29. "I'm going to smash your face in"
    by jannjul76 Feb 21
    22
    Always Hopeful
  30. Afraid to kill a patient
    by ward81 Mar 2
    19
    anon456
  31. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    78
    RobtheORNurse
  32. Elopement (a personal story and a plea)
    by Here.I.Stand Mar 30
    18
    HappyWife77
  33. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    by herring_RN Jun 25, '13
    13
    dudette10
  34. Recurring Protonix Nightmare
    by Firewood Mar 22
    3
    rnKato
  35. abuse and harassment
    by wiley6coyote Mar 30
    4
    jadelpn
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