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. JCAHO Sentinel Event Alert: Preventing needlestick and sharps injuries
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    by NRSKarenRN Sep 12, '01
  2. Advocacy for Elderly
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    by Cameron Johnston Feb 14, '01
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    Aniela
  3. Safety Products
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    by Yasnaya Polyana Sep 8, '01
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    donmurray
  4. All Locked Up?
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    by night owl Aug 28, '01
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    klhs
  5. ethical question
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    by kewlnurse Aug 18, '01
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  6. Shortage solution
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    by cannie May 15, '01
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    MRed94
  7. Use of diapers vs. underpads for incontinent patients
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    by bmaury Mar 8, '01
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    Cindy_A
  8. Who should I say something to?
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    by bassbird Aug 7, '01
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    misti_z
  9. AHRQ Federal Report Documents Top Patient Safety Practices
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    by NRSKarenRN Aug 7, '01
  10. Nurses get bionic "power suit"
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    by NRSKarenRN Aug 5, '01
  11. Boy dies in MRI machine!!
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    by fiestynurse Aug 3, '01
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    RNPD
  12. Combined specialties
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    by tess240 Jul 21, '01
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    fiestynurse
  13. A spin on the pain management/drug seeking topic
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    by fergus51 Jul 21, '01
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    fergus51
  14. dutch nurse seeks your help!
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    by voskamp Jul 9, '01
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    IluvMyPtsPeriod
  15. How do you measure success?
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    by Mijourney Jul 9, '01
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    RNforLongTime
  16. Confidentiality
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    by mindil Mar 6, '01
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    nursesrthebest
  17. pre-med for blood transfusion
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    by KimberlyRN79 Apr 9, '01
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    nosilanurse
  18. Agency Nurses:  Advice needed please!
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    by res04lly May 1, '01
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    darby
  19. Patients Rights
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    by ms_gloria Jun 22, '01
  20. Hepatitis C
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    by luvrn Jun 17, '01
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    fiestynurse
  21. Preventing infection in intermittent straight self-cath.
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    by cornelia Jun 8, '01
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  22. How safe is it to reinsert a PICC line through the introducer.
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    by Chuckie May 29, '01
  23. 100% Safety needle/less!!! Finally
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    by Huganurse May 21, '01
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    kennedyj
  24. LTC nursing and the lpn
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    by pamclpn May 17, '01
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    snazzle
  25. Help to novice, please...
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    by albumin May 23, '01
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    MollyJ
  26. ATTENTION OHIO NURSES-NURSING SHORTAGE
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    by ERICUEMS May 9, '01
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    jamistlc
  27. Patients that use recreational drugs while in the hospital.
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    by Chuckie May 12, '01
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    MollyJ
  28. Charge Nurse-ing
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    by ccunite Mar 17, '01
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    RN1963
  29. Pain Mngmt lawsuit
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    by robinday May 8, '01
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    Genista
  30. LPN changing role
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    by windancer Apr 7, '01
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    canoehead
  31. Happy Nurse's  Day
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    by res04lly May 7, '01
  32. dehumanization
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    by cindyf Apr 27, '01
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    Chellyse66
  33. Using Haloperidol for sedation
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    by aila Feb 7, '01
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    aila
  34. THANK YOU to the Kansis City RN's
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    by StaceRacer1 Apr 20, '01
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    natalie
  35. Good nursing tricks
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    by moonshadeau Oct 2, '00
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    lagala
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