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. Sick
    by Saasy Dec 9, '13
    19
    KelRN215
  2. Safety in hospitals with unions
    by newgradchad Dec 25, '13
    4
    mdfog10
  3. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    36
    Kaltia
  4. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    • Closed
    by ssoxford Dec 23, '13
    39
    NRSKarenRN
  5. Another heparin protocol...
    by nyteshade Dec 22, '13
    14
    nyteshade
  6. A question on failure to sterilize equipment
    by ForeverALearner Dec 24, '13
  7. New job: "Don't worry about following the MAR" & other scary stuff
    by kak85 Jul 20, '13
    49
    CapeCodMermaid
  8. Let's not try to make them invalids or keep them invalids
    by Saiderap Oct 30, '13
    5
    canoehead
  9. Medication deviation... Patient right to know?
    by Kimberlyace Nov 23, '13
    9
    canoehead
  10. Practicing Out of Scope
    by DorselFin Nov 24, '13
    27
  11. Saw a nurse yelling at a patient in ICU
    by inspiredbynavy Sep 5, '13
    73
    sammiesmom
  12. When a Confused Patient Smarter than a Doctor
    by Steve123 Dec 6, '13
    10
    cardiacfreak
  13. medical error injection
    by jennifer009 Oct 31, '13
    42
    liketheairport
  14. tubex vs. syringe
    by meaganbuck Nov 20, '13
    7
    ~*Stargazer*~
  15. pt falls
    by ekeeven Oct 31, '13
    20
    imintrouble
  16. Reporting Critical Value..
    by BlizzAngel Nov 11, '13
    13
    prnqday
  17. Physicians Who Don't Do Assessments
    by 1RN4Christ Oct 15, '13
    33
    Umberlee
  18. Injury to patient. New nurse questions.
    by amandamichigan Nov 13, '13
    3
    Cosmo&Wanda
  19. Bedside Shift Reporting in combined Postpartum & Labor Unit
    by kmcma Nov 12, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  20. Med error??
    by determinedlpn Nov 2, '13
    4
    OCNRN63
  21. pt baths
    by ekeeven Oct 31, '13
    4
    jadelpn
  22. tb skin test after being vaccinated with bcg
    • Closed
    by krazievi3t6url Aug 2, '10
    14
    Esme12
  23. What critical vital signs would institute a rapid response
    by uniquegifts1 Jul 3, '13
    27
    KelRN215
  24. Medical error prevention
    by jxl377 Oct 22, '13
    9
    dudette10
  25. Protocol for dirty linen?
    by NRuiz Oct 22, '13
    29
  26. Need advice: Frequent falls of non compliant homebound pt with dementia
    by autumnlea Oct 17, '13
    44
    ktwlpn
  27. medical abuse?
    by sfaithj Oct 15, '13
    18
    CrunchRN
  28. Incorrect documentation co-worker, home care. HELP!!!
    by Kirbycrew7 Oct 13, '13
    6
    mluvsgnc
  29. Snowed a patient
    by 0.adamantite Sep 22, '13
    28
    1RN4Christ
  30. How many patients do you get on night duty?
    by uniquegifts1 Jul 3, '13
    21
    Pneumothorax
  31. Alarm Coverage for Busy Coworkers
    by SafetyRN Oct 4, '13
    2
    ausrnurse
  32. HELP!! No charge nurse, no supervisor and OUTRAGEOUS ratios!!
    by ncrn4806 Jun 28, '13
    45
    RNlove17
  33. Staffing Ratios - How do they affect you?
    by lizstaub Mar 19, '13
    3
    Candogal
  34. Short-cuts and bypassing protocol
    by jennyg23 Sep 5, '13
    3
  35. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    by StaffNurseMcS Sep 14, '13
    40
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