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. Dual lumen PICC lines
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    by Lynn Ran Nov 21, '03
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  2. Help! I need your opinion!!!
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    by Shaggy Nov 13, '03
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  3. Processing physician orders
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    by redthread Nov 11, '03
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    BedpanSally
  4. Do you think it will come to this?
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    by MrsWampthang Nov 11, '03
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  5. first grader in NICU?
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    by kloget Nov 17, '03
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    traumaRUs
  6. Non licensed staff giving tele advice!!!
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    by sugarlove Nov 15, '03
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    IamRN
  7. question about needles
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    by Louisepug Nov 15, '03
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  8. Twelve hours with nurse Esther Marania
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    by pickledpepperRN Nov 13, '03
  9. A nurses poem- for those who haven't read it yet
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    by leesonlpn Aug 2, '01
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  10. Reuters: Nurses Need Better Working Conditions
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    by Zee_RN Nov 12, '03
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  11. Help Me
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    by colleenee2 Nov 10, '03
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  12. Staffing/Patient Ratios
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    by KimRN41514 Nov 9, '03
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  13. SARS vaccine two years away
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    by pickledpepperRN Nov 9, '03
  14. Trouble with Website
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    by wildwood Nov 8, '03
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  15. on call policies
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    by UKRN88 Sep 18, '03
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  16. Siderails in LTC
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    by jones58 Oct 1, '02
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  17. Allergy Shots
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    by LOULABELL Nov 2, '03
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  18. need help!!!!!!!!!!!
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    by weezieRN Oct 31, '03
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  19. safety for home health nurses
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    by STM Nov 2, '03
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  20. 2 Nurses needed???
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    by BrandieRNq Mar 19, '03
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  21. Nurse  Patient Ratio
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    Poll by TMEEKEE Oct 11, '03
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  22. WHAT is wrong with my ER??? Grrrr...
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    by Scavenger'sWife Jan 7, '03
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  23. Doctors signature
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    by Wa State RN Nov 1, '03
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  24. md telephone orders
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    by tonchitoRN Oct 30, '03
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  25. Boss says no CPR cert needed
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    by Tx_redheadlvn Mar 18, '03
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  26. student frustration
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    by hmccartn Oct 30, '03
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  27. RN education
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    by robynrn2b Oct 25, '03
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  28. Can enyone shed light on this for me?
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    by Lindasfriend Oct 21, '03
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  29. cheating in nursing school
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    by unknown99 Oct 21, '03
  30. paracentesis
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    by dippydee Oct 2, '03
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  31. Reporting Medication Errors Supports Quality Improvement
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    by NRSKarenRN Mar 20, '03
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  32. Starving a patient.....
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    by calliou May 21, '03
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  33. Needle Sharpness
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    by Rosie2 Sep 17, '03
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  34. A question
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    by uk_nurse Sep 18, '03
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  35. Nurse rostering (scheduling)
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    by Jan B Sep 29, '03
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