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. Student Nurse--first clinical rotation on isolation floor?!
    by babygirl3374 Sep 16, '13
    5
    babygirl3374
  2. Laser hair removal training
    by laserrn13 Sep 15, '13
  3. Full sharps containers not getting emptied!?
    by Beanyamean Sep 10, '13
    26
    sapphire18
  4. scared, frustrated, ready to give up
    by eakoeg2 Sep 8, '13
    2
    Natkat
  5. Study: Doctors don't wash hands properly 40% of the time
    by herring_RN Sep 3, '13
    7
    NicuGal
  6. illegal, unethical or both?
    by nurs3ros3 Sep 5, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  7. Universal Precautions vs. Patient Dignity
    by safe>sorry Sep 7, '13
    8
    caroladybelle
  8. New orders lovenox dvt prevention
    by uniquegifts1 Sep 3, '13
    3
    ParvulusPuella
  9. How to decrease falls?
    by CareBayer Sep 4, '13
    2
    tnbutterfly
  10. Patient ends up on my floor with a portable pain pump and no order for it.
    by Cdavid469 Aug 31, '13
    1
    xoemmylouox
  11. I can't believe that I made such a stupid mistake and am kicking myself!!!
    by RN Chaos Sep 16, '12
    48
    Orca
  12. Staffing in Tx
    by MARYRN2009 Aug 24, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  13. Coreg med and no heart rate parameters?
    by amber7591 Mar 21, '13
    19
    MARYRN2009
  14. Frusturated with situation...does any nurses out there have same issues?
    by rntraveler2012 Feb 27, '13
    18
    MARYRN2009
  15. What would you have done?
    by bendyprissy Aug 19, '13
    10
    MARYRN2009
  16. ICU ERRORS
    by RN45RN45 Aug 13, '13
    16
    DoeRN
  17. Bedside shift report.
    by mamason Dec 28, '09
    35
    MunoRN
  18. How do they rationalize staffing??...
    by melissakc Aug 16, '13
    12
    HouTx
  19. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    by NurseLo86 Aug 7, '13
    112
    iluvivt
  20. Waited to call 911 when O2 sat dropped to 45%??
    by taylor_made2008 Aug 6, '13
    11
    OCNRN63
  21. Should a nurse perform CPR to someone outside of the healthcare setting?
    Poll by jjones1728 Mar 24, '13
    48
    OCNRN63
  22. Facility does not use patient arm bands
    by ICUNurseStat Jul 23, '13
    10
    xoemmylouox
  23. Patients with sitters
    by SarahJ0811 Jul 9, '13
    18
    HyperSaurus, RN
  24. The impending doom.......
    by mindlor Jul 20, '13
    10
    HouTx
  25. Protocols for dealing with patient's blood/bodily fl. or who are known to be HIV+etc?
    by virgolady1994 Jul 3, '13
    9
    KelRN215
  26. Posey bed for a hip fracture
    by green34 Jul 16, '13
    5
    CapeCodMermaid
  27. unsafe staffing
    by TerpGal02 Jul 8, '13
    13
    hope3456
  28. The old lift versus the new lift
    by Saiderap Jul 9, '13
    1
    calivianya
  29. legal ramifications?
    by nursecheryler Jun 30, '13
    30
    dudette10
  30. Pt with bs low on two different occasions overnight
    by uniquegifts1 Jul 3, '13
    17
  31. Patient safety
    by Magjr Jun 18, '13
    12
    GrnTea
  32. Post surgery patient refuses to take a shower
    • Closed
    by Saiderap Jul 1, '13
    30
    NRSKarenRN
  33. Questions from a student about hospital emergency shifts
    Poll by Pavlov's Dog Jun 19, '13
    6
    Kay28
  34. I complained my preceptor!!
    by jenrak Jun 17, '13
    20
    Isabel-ANP-BC
  35. Lifting Equiptment? Dos/Donts and Patient Safety
    by SexyFloridaGirl Jun 11, '13
    11
    loriangel14
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