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. Unjustly fired for requesting proper staffing?
    by zyft01 Oct 22, '13
    17
    xoemmylouox
  2. Putting "your license on the line" at a job... Please explain!
    • Closed
    by Nola009 Feb 26
    46
    NRSKarenRN
  3. C. Diff in the hallways!
    by dubspot Mar 24
    15
    eeffoc_emmig
  4. Nursing students on medication
    by kjnsweets Feb 16
    153
    sissiesmama
  5. Restraint without order
    by Nursebirdy Mar 11
    15
    jrwest
  6. Reporting Neglect in Home Health
    by Sherriblu Mar 18
    15
    brillohead
  7. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    by ggcolonnello Mar 20
    5
    JenElizabethRN
  8. Why is it so hard to find a fair employer
    by Nola009 Feb 24
    9
    Nola009
  9. Venipuncture - gauze vs cotton ball
    by fozziebear Mar 7
    15
    Ella26
  10. C-Diff: Ways to Make Your Patients Safer
    by Beth AHRQ Mar 13
  11. The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!
    Article by pinkiepieRN Feb 9
    19
    anewsns
  12. Prisoner on a psych unit?
    by JenniferFields Mar 7
    3
    MrChicagoRN
  13. Help, I'm stuck and unsure what to do??
    by Lopezlvn Feb 21
    18
    Mn nurse 22
  14. Joint Commission's Staffing Standards for Hospitals
    by hunnybeeRN Mar 6
    2
    HouTx
  15. Peg tube feeding splashed on my face
    by sosvenezuela Mar 6
    6
    sbostonRN
  16. ASA without "SAIDS"?
    by NayRN Mar 6
    4
    applewhitern
  17. RN New Hire - what would you expect them to do?
    by chsc Feb 25
    13
    NightNurseRN13
  18. rehab
    by Zoolu58 Mar 7
    3
    GrnTea
  19. Propofol
    by clarkw12 Feb 25
    39
    nursey246
  20. Fired over neglect
    by monkey2012 Mar 3
    12
    nursel56
  21. Can a Nurse lie to Me?
    • Closed
    by MangoCoco Mar 6
    4
    Esme12
  22. Agency allows caregivers total control
    by danij040866 Mar 4
    5
    Here.I.Stand
  23. help
    by tratra Mar 3
    3
    KRVRN
  24. tachycardia , thyroid , and general unwellness
    • Closed
    by BeckyMcclean Mar 3
    5
    Esme12
  25. Home health med admin
    by britmansf18 Feb 26
    5
    T-Bird78
  26. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    17
    TheCommuter
  27. darn bed alarms
    by jrwest Feb 11
    14
    nae312213
  28. discovered and reported falsification of VS
    by traumaRNdrama Sep 10, '11
    97
    Covaryx
  29. ED tranfer.. No verbal report required
    by HeartRN13 Feb 16
    24
    Covaryx
  30. Rapid Response Team- Should I have called?
    by BabyNurse13 Feb 18
    7
    GrnTea
  31. Blame-free work environment
    by JerseyGirl2010 Feb 17
    5
    dudette10
  32. Documenting in wrong patient chart
    by VenessaNesbitt Feb 17
    1
    GrnTea
  33. Nurse to Patient Ratio in a SNF
    by 1mommy03 Jul 29, '13
    8
    Aleksandarcox
  34. mantoux
    by monet4 Feb 13
    2
    sallyrnrrt
  35. Cellulitis post pneumococcal vaccine
    by Laura in Canada Jan 15
    8
    Laura in Canada
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