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. Restraints
    by trishagray08 Feb 5
    12
    Esme12
  2. Going into work sick!?
    by Nursearaeg Feb 1
    9
    pinkiepieRN
  3. strategies of routine hand washing in the fight against cross infection
    by fri glory Feb 5
    4
    MrChicagoRN
  4. Does everyone all have latent TB after getting BCG vaccination?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 6
    4
    Esme12
  5. Advice on Expressing Patient Safety Concerns
    by hunnybeeRN Jan 29
    7
    herring_RN
  6. C-Diff and commode disinfection
    by momandstudent Jan 30
    11
    Loo17
  7. Hepatitis scare Arizona Prison
    by mursejohn Jan 28
    28
    OrganizedChaos
  8. AIIMS
    2
    superfunnygirl
  9. Iv
    Iv
    by Terry0425 Feb 1
    6
    psu_213
  10. Nursing and c-spine procedure
    by devil84720 Dec 30, '13
    2
    meljonumd
  11. Advice regarding fluroscopy exposure to patients and staff
    by steph2446 Jan 24
    5
    GrnTea
  12. IV initiation
    by Saasy Jan 28
    5
    SoldierNurse22
  13. Still Angry at MAs playing nurse or PA
    • Closed
    by CaLLaCoDe Jul 12, '10
    33
    BlueDevil,DNP
  14. Abandonment?
    by RNurse1 Jan 16
    11
    canoehead
  15. Hurrying death?
    by lalalulu Dec 11, '12
    27
    johnys
  16. Nursing issue with Pros & Cons
    by joyfun260 Jan 23
  17. Ventilator pt chokes on food
    by bcassella2007 Jan 20
    22
    TraumaSurfer
  18. computaion of IV
    by vj2jam Jan 14
    3
    IVRUS
  19. Arterial Sheaths on the floor instead of the Unit
    by Paperchasr Jan 17
    9
  20. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    by stelarRN Dec 23, '09
    34
    anon456
  21. Can you take a patient's medication without their consent?
    by balmybalmblam Jan 11
    28
    slobbygirl
  22. Are Alcohol Rubs done any more? Are they considered safe?
    by visionary123 Jan 12
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  23. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    by plinytheRN Sep 3, '13
    197
    Here.I.Stand
  24. ICU nurses covering Rapid Response. Help!
    by kdubose12 Jan 11
    4
    AJJKRN
  25. ReUsed surgical wound ice paks
    by ckm2 Jan 12
    4
    nrsang97
  26. All kinds of issues
    by NightNurseRN13 Dec 31, '13
    8
    NightNurseRN13
  27. new nurse needs advice, worries a lot
    by cbear5 Jan 10
    3
    GrnTea
  28. How likely is termination?
    by bbcfan Dec 29, '13
    39
    monkeybug
  29. I wouldnt allow her to die -Hospice
    by Aznurse711 Jan 8
    4
    imintrouble
  30. Patient abandonment?
    by BacktoBasics Dec 31, '13
    3
    GrnTea
  31. Sick
    by Saasy Dec 9, '13
    19
    KelRN215
  32. Safety in hospitals with unions
    by newgradchad Dec 25, '13
    4
    mdfog10
  33. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    36
    Kaltia
  34. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    • Closed
    by ssoxford Dec 23, '13
    39
    NRSKarenRN
  35. Another heparin protocol...
    by nyteshade Dec 22, '13
    14
    nyteshade
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