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. Agency allows caregivers total control
    by danij040866 Mar 4
    5
    Here.I.Stand
  2. help
    by tratra Mar 3
    3
    KRVRN
  3. tachycardia , thyroid , and general unwellness
    • Closed
    by BeckyMcclean Mar 3
    5
    Esme12
  4. Home health med admin
    by britmansf18 Feb 26
    5
    T-Bird78
  5. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    17
    TheCommuter
  6. darn bed alarms
    by jrwest Feb 11
    14
    nae312213
  7. discovered and reported falsification of VS
    by traumaRNdrama Sep 10, '11
    97
    Covaryx
  8. ED tranfer.. No verbal report required
    by HeartRN13 Feb 16
    24
    Covaryx
  9. Rapid Response Team- Should I have called?
    by BabyNurse13 Feb 18
    7
    GrnTea
  10. Blame-free work environment
    by JerseyGirl2010 Feb 17
    5
    dudette10
  11. Documenting in wrong patient chart
    by VenessaNesbitt Feb 17
    1
    GrnTea
  12. Nurse to Patient Ratio in a SNF
    by 1mommy03 Jul 29, '13
    8
    Aleksandarcox
  13. mantoux
    by monet4 Feb 13
    2
    sallyrnrrt
  14. Cellulitis post pneumococcal vaccine
    by Laura in Canada Jan 15
    8
    Laura in Canada
  15. Can TB be spread like this?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 10
    5
    Esme12
  16. Alarm Fatigue, Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care
    by Emergent Jan 27
    21
    wooh
  17. Will TB spread even when patient is taking antibiotics?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 7
    2
    Esme12
  18. my ASD surgery
    • Closed
    Research by redcloud157 Feb 6
    2
    TheCommuter
  19. Restraints
    by trishagray08 Feb 5
    12
    Esme12
  20. Going into work sick!?
    by Nursearaeg Feb 1
    9
    pinkiepieRN
  21. strategies of routine hand washing in the fight against cross infection
    by fri glory Feb 5
    4
    MrChicagoRN
  22. Does everyone all have latent TB after getting BCG vaccination?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 6
    4
    Esme12
  23. Advice on Expressing Patient Safety Concerns
    by hunnybeeRN Jan 29
    7
    herring_RN
  24. C-Diff and commode disinfection
    by momandstudent Jan 30
    11
    Loo17
  25. Hepatitis scare Arizona Prison
    by mursejohn Jan 28
    28
    OrganizedChaos
  26. AIIMS
    2
    superfunnygirl
  27. Iv
    Iv
    by Terry0425 Feb 1
    6
    psu_213
  28. Nursing and c-spine procedure
    by devil84720 Dec 30, '13
    2
    meljonumd
  29. Advice regarding fluroscopy exposure to patients and staff
    by steph2446 Jan 24
    5
    GrnTea
  30. IV initiation
    by Saasy Jan 28
    5
    SoldierNurse22
  31. Still Angry at MAs playing nurse or PA
    • Closed
    by CaLLaCoDe Jul 12, '10
    33
    BlueDevil,DNP
  32. Abandonment?
    by RNurse1 Jan 16
    11
    canoehead
  33. Hurrying death?
    by lalalulu Dec 11, '12
    27
    johnys
  34. Nursing issue with Pros & Cons
    by joyfun260 Jan 23
  35. Ventilator pt chokes on food
    by bcassella2007 Jan 20
    22
    TraumaSurfer
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