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. Going into work sick!?
    by Nursearaeg Feb 1
    9
    pinkiepieRN
  2. strategies of routine hand washing in the fight against cross infection
    by fri glory Feb 5
    4
    MrChicagoRN
  3. Does everyone all have latent TB after getting BCG vaccination?
    • Closed
    by Tellyouican Feb 6
    4
    Esme12
  4. Advice on Expressing Patient Safety Concerns
    by hunnybeeRN Jan 29
    7
    herring_RN
  5. C-Diff and commode disinfection
    by momandstudent Jan 30
    11
    Loo17
  6. Hepatitis scare Arizona Prison
    by mursejohn Jan 28
    28
    OrganizedChaos
  7. AIIMS
    2
    superfunnygirl
  8. Iv
    Iv
    by Terry0425 Feb 1
    6
    psu_213
  9. Nursing and c-spine procedure
    by devil84720 Dec 30, '13
    2
    meljonumd
  10. Advice regarding fluroscopy exposure to patients and staff
    by steph2446 Jan 24
    5
    GrnTea
  11. IV initiation
    by Saasy Jan 28
    5
    SoldierNurse22
  12. Still Angry at MAs playing nurse or PA
    • Closed
    by CaLLaCoDe Jul 12, '10
    33
    BlueDevil,DNP
  13. Abandonment?
    by RNurse1 Jan 16
    11
    canoehead
  14. Hurrying death?
    by lalalulu Dec 11, '12
    27
    johnys
  15. Nursing issue with Pros & Cons
    by joyfun260 Jan 23
  16. Ventilator pt chokes on food
    by bcassella2007 Jan 20
    22
    TraumaSurfer
  17. computaion of IV
    by vj2jam Jan 14
    3
    IVRUS
  18. Arterial Sheaths on the floor instead of the Unit
    by Paperchasr Jan 17
    9
  19. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    by stelarRN Dec 23, '09
    34
    anon456
  20. Can you take a patient's medication without their consent?
    by balmybalmblam Jan 11
    28
    slobbygirl
  21. Are Alcohol Rubs done any more? Are they considered safe?
    by visionary123 Jan 12
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  22. ICU nurses covering Rapid Response. Help!
    by kdubose12 Jan 11
    4
    AJJKRN
  23. ReUsed surgical wound ice paks
    by ckm2 Jan 12
    4
    nrsang97
  24. All kinds of issues
    by NightNurseRN13 Dec 31, '13
    8
    NightNurseRN13
  25. new nurse needs advice, worries a lot
    by cbear5 Jan 10
    3
    GrnTea
  26. How likely is termination?
    by bbcfan Dec 29, '13
    39
    monkeybug
  27. I wouldnt allow her to die -Hospice
    by Aznurse711 Jan 8
    4
    imintrouble
  28. Patient abandonment?
    by BacktoBasics Dec 31, '13
    3
    GrnTea
  29. Sick
    by Saasy Dec 9, '13
    19
    KelRN215
  30. Safety in hospitals with unions
    by newgradchad Dec 25, '13
    4
    mdfog10
  31. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    36
    Kaltia
  32. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    • Closed
    by ssoxford Dec 23, '13
    39
    NRSKarenRN
  33. Another heparin protocol...
    by nyteshade Dec 22, '13
    14
    nyteshade
  34. A question on failure to sterilize equipment
    by ForeverALearner Dec 24, '13
  35. New job: "Don't worry about following the MAR" & other scary stuff
    by kak85 Jul 20, '13
    49
    CapeCodMermaid
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