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. computaion of IV
    by vj2jam Jan 14
    3
    IVRUS
  2. Arterial Sheaths on the floor instead of the Unit
    by Paperchasr Jan 17
    9
  3. Call in sick, or risk getting patients sick?
    by stelarRN Dec 23, '09
    34
    anon456
  4. Can you take a patient's medication without their consent?
    by balmybalmblam Jan 11
    28
    slobbygirl
  5. Are Alcohol Rubs done any more? Are they considered safe?
    by visionary123 Jan 12
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  6. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    by plinytheRN Sep 3, '13
    197
    Here.I.Stand
  7. ICU nurses covering Rapid Response. Help!
    by kdubose12 Jan 11
    4
    AJJKRN
  8. ReUsed surgical wound ice paks
    by ckm2 Jan 12
    4
    nrsang97
  9. All kinds of issues
    by NightNurseRN13 Dec 31, '13
    8
    NightNurseRN13
  10. new nurse needs advice, worries a lot
    by cbear5 Jan 10
    3
    GrnTea
  11. How likely is termination?
    by bbcfan Dec 29, '13
    39
    monkeybug
  12. I wouldnt allow her to die -Hospice
    by Aznurse711 Jan 8
    4
    imintrouble
  13. Patient abandonment?
    by BacktoBasics Dec 31, '13
    3
    GrnTea
  14. Sick
    by Saasy Dec 9, '13
    19
    KelRN215
  15. Safety in hospitals with unions
    by newgradchad Dec 25, '13
    4
    mdfog10
  16. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    36
    Kaltia
  17. My patient had HIV and the flu but wore mask incorrectly
    • Closed
    by ssoxford Dec 23, '13
    39
    NRSKarenRN
  18. Another heparin protocol...
    by nyteshade Dec 22, '13
    14
    nyteshade
  19. A question on failure to sterilize equipment
    by ForeverALearner Dec 24, '13
  20. New job: "Don't worry about following the MAR" & other scary stuff
    by kak85 Jul 20, '13
    49
    CapeCodMermaid
  21. Let's not try to make them invalids or keep them invalids
    by Saiderap Oct 30, '13
    5
    canoehead
  22. Medication deviation... Patient right to know?
    by Kimberlyace Nov 23, '13
    9
    canoehead
  23. Practicing Out of Scope
    by DorselFin Nov 24, '13
    27
  24. Saw a nurse yelling at a patient in ICU
    by inspiredbynavy Sep 5, '13
    73
    sammiesmom
  25. When a Confused Patient Smarter than a Doctor
    by Steve123 Dec 6, '13
    10
    cardiacfreak
  26. medical error injection
    by jennifer009 Oct 31, '13
    42
    liketheairport
  27. tubex vs. syringe
    by meaganbuck Nov 20, '13
    7
    ~*Stargazer*~
  28. pt falls
    by ekeeven Oct 31, '13
    20
    imintrouble
  29. Reporting Critical Value..
    by BlizzAngel Nov 11, '13
    13
    prnqday
  30. Physicians Who Don't Do Assessments
    by 1RN4Christ Oct 15, '13
    33
    Umberlee
  31. Injury to patient. New nurse questions.
    by amandamichigan Nov 13, '13
    3
    Cosmo&Wanda
  32. Bedside Shift Reporting in combined Postpartum & Labor Unit
    by kmcma Nov 12, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  33. Med error??
    by determinedlpn Nov 2, '13
    4
    OCNRN63
  34. pt baths
    by ekeeven Oct 31, '13
    4
    jadelpn
  35. tb skin test after being vaccinated with bcg
    • Closed
    by krazievi3t6url Aug 2, '10
    14
    Esme12
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