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. Triage Call Bell?
    by Esme12 Apr 9
    39
    amberella123
  2. Can parents give medically fragile kids meds w/o Dr. order in homecare?
    by smartnurse1982 May 15
    54
    KelRN215
  3. Dealing with arrogant staff
    by lumbarpain May 5
    12
    libbyliberal
  4. ER help!
    by AubreyWinkler May 6
    8
    macfar28
  5. How Would Hand Hygiene Save Lives!
    by Ahmed Elgameel Apr 3
    4
    anon456
  6. Transportation Safety Question
    by fitzfan82 Apr 26
    11
    Vanilla101
  7. Ethics
    by mstere May 5
    13
    systoly
  8. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    by 222mom222 Mar 12
    59
    Here.I.Stand
  9. Our nurse-patient ratio changed for the worse... Help!
    4
  10. When a Resident Refuses
    by Nightowl_RN Apr 28
    15
    ksrn20
  11. Issues w/staff
    by momo_2013 Mar 4
    27
    toomuchbaloney
  12. Inappropriate discharge
    • Closed
    by Redmaile May 1
    3
    Esme12
  13. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 22
    33
    All4NursingRN
  14. Urgent Mandate Question
    by Joeyy Apr 21
    6
    Nola009
  15. Patient ratio
    by Catalina1318 Apr 24
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  16. The healthcare systems adoption of electronical interoperability through EMR
    by UTDGC Apr 18
    1
    GrnTea
  17. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    by Notmarvin Apr 14
    40
    toomuchbaloney
  18. Wrong documentation
    by Lola RN Apr 14
    1
    toomuchbaloney
  19. Do you have a process if you disagree with discharge of a patient?
    by Codeblue1982 Mar 20
    17
    GrnTea
  20. Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic
    Article by TheCommuter Mar 7, '13
    62
    toomuchbaloney
  21. Made a PainMed Charting Error- help?
    by newnurse2014 Apr 7
    6
    toomuchbaloney
  22. "I'm going to smash your face in"
    by jannjul76 Feb 21
    22
    Always Hopeful
  23. Afraid to kill a patient
    by ward81 Mar 2
    19
    anon456
  24. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    78
    RobtheORNurse
  25. Elopement (a personal story and a plea)
    by Here.I.Stand Mar 30
    18
    HappyWife77
  26. Safety of Electronic Documentation
    by herring_RN Jun 25, '13
    13
    dudette10
  27. Recurring Protonix Nightmare
    by Firewood Mar 22
    3
    rnKato
  28. abuse and harassment
    by wiley6coyote Mar 30
    4
    jadelpn
  29. Are you familiar with AHRQ?
    by Beth AHRQ Feb 10
    2
    Esme12
  30. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    by zyft01 Oct 22, '13
    17
    xoemmylouox
  31. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Feb 26
    46
    NRSKarenRN
  32. C. Diff in the hallways!
    by dubspot Mar 24
    15
    eeffoc_emmig
  33. Nursing students on medication
    by kjnsweets Feb 16
    153
    sissiesmama
  34. Restraint without order
    by Nursebirdy Mar 11
    15
    jrwest
  35. Reporting Neglect in Home Health
    by Sherriblu Mar 18
    15
    brillohead
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