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. Concern about Infection Control
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    by mommyrn Jan 7, '02
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    disher
  2. Putting PCs in the O.R.
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    by NRSKarenRN Jun 27, '02
  3. Preventing wrong site surgery: X marks the spot
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    by NRSKarenRN Jun 19, '02
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    NurseDennie
  4. first day, I'm the boss?
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    by Nancy45 Jun 10, '02
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    Nancy45
  5. "helping" versus "interfering"
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    by jme Jun 4, '02
  6. What Should A Nursing Supervisor Do?
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    by erdiane Feb 28, '02
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    Lulu
  7. chest pain
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    by PATAPON May 11, '02
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    nurse kratchet
  8. medication
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    by tigger2sassy Dec 11, '01
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    WashYaHands
  9. Help on Med Surg from OB  dept.
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    by Ekaye Jan 16, '01
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    mother/babyRN
  10. The use of video cameras...
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    by night owl Mar 6, '02
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    mother/babyRN
  11. What do ya'll think of this?
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    by StudentSandra Mar 28, '02
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    OBNURSEHEATHER
  12. RNs working as Resp. Therapists
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    by SICU Queen Mar 28, '02
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    jamistlc
  13. Venting Over the VA
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    by kmchugh Apr 8, '02
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    ktwlpn
  14. Please help
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    by RNIAM Mar 12, '02
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    RNIAM
  15. Pay rate at VA hospitals?
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    by NurseDixie Feb 6, '02
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    traumaRUs
  16. team vs primary nursing
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    by moonrose2u Apr 2, '02
  17. Anyone allowed to nap on their breaks?
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    by dawngloves Jul 15, '01
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    babs_rn
  18. staffing
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    by erdiane Nov 30, '01
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    Brownms46
  19. Top Ten Signs Your Hospital Is In Trouble
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    by betts Mar 1, '02
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    krusey
  20. Pssssst, hey!
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    by night owl Mar 22, '02
  21. I love psych nursing but...
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    by ChristyM Mar 10, '02
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    Mary Dover
  22. Please help with Time management techniques
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    by cornelia Jun 26, '01
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    SKM-NURSIEPOOH
  23. Computers in Nursing
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    by Pringle Nov 5, '01
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    SKM-NURSIEPOOH
  24. Where Else Can Help for Alzheimer's Disease Be Obtained?
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    by betts Feb 8, '02
  25. What Are the Phases of Alzheimer's Disease and Their Management?
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    by betts Feb 8, '02
  26. pharmacy hours
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    by erdiane Dec 16, '01
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    deespoohbear
  27. Migraines treated with an estrogen patch
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    by Hardknox Nov 28, '01
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    VickyRN
  28. Questions about Veterans Hospitals
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    by deespoohbear Nov 1, '01
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    Huganurse
  29. medication
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    by tigger2sassy Dec 11, '01
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    nynurse1
  30. Nurses Respond
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    by betts Dec 3, '01
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    Y2KRN
  31. Which ostomy bag to use...
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    by night owl Dec 7, '01
  32. what would you do?
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    by NurseKrissy Dec 4, '01
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    nur20
  33. Patients on suicide precautions-what is your facility's policy?
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    by deespoohbear Oct 14, '01
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    RNforLongTime
  34. The "VIRTUAL" Nursing Center
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    by betts Nov 27, '01
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    OC_An Khe
  35. fire retardent lap aprons for w/c pt's?
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    by night owl Nov 28, '01
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    night owl
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