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. Protocol for dirty linen?
    by NRuiz Oct 22, '13
    29
  2. Need advice: Frequent falls of non compliant homebound pt with dementia
    by autumnlea Oct 17, '13
    44
    ktwlpn
  3. medical abuse?
    by sfaithj Oct 15, '13
    18
    CrunchRN
  4. Incorrect documentation co-worker, home care. HELP!!!
    by Kirbycrew7 Oct 13, '13
    6
    mluvsgnc
  5. Snowed a patient
    by 0.adamantite Sep 22, '13
    28
    1RN4Christ
  6. How many patients do you get on night duty?
    by uniquegifts1 Jul 3, '13
    21
    Pneumothorax
  7. Alarm Coverage for Busy Coworkers
    by SafetyRN Oct 4, '13
    2
    ausrnurse
  8. HELP!! No charge nurse, no supervisor and OUTRAGEOUS ratios!!
    by ncrn4806 Jun 28, '13
    45
    RNlove17
  9. Staffing Ratios - How do they affect you?
    by lizstaub Mar 19, '13
    3
    Candogal
  10. Short-cuts and bypassing protocol
    by jennyg23 Sep 5, '13
    3
  11. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse
    by StaffNurseMcS Sep 14, '13
    40
  12. Nurse digs out necrotic tumor!
    • Closed
    by Christina12345 Sep 21, '13
    10
    Esme12
  13. Pill falls on pt gown...is it safe to give?
    by sle1191 Mar 7, '12
    58
    nurse2033
  14. What are the main things you can get written up for ?
    by Aongroup1990 Jun 2, '12
    16
    MB-mom.RN
  15. Bed down close to the floor for safety
    by Saiderap Jul 22, '13
    13
    MB-mom.RN
  16. Blood cultures
    by Belle2013 Sep 17, '13
    2
    green34
  17. My first med error
    by KkRN126 Sep 11, '13
    6
    KkRN126
  18. Insulin order
    by newbiern22 Sep 15, '13
    4
    Kidrn911
  19. Student Nurse--first clinical rotation on isolation floor?!
    by babygirl3374 Sep 16, '13
    5
    babygirl3374
  20. Laser hair removal training
    by laserrn13 Sep 15, '13
  21. Full sharps containers not getting emptied!?
    by Beanyamean Sep 10, '13
    26
    sapphire18
  22. scared, frustrated, ready to give up
    by eakoeg2 Sep 8, '13
    2
    Natkat
  23. illegal, unethical or both?
    by nurs3ros3 Sep 5, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  24. Universal Precautions vs. Patient Dignity
    by safe>sorry Sep 7, '13
    8
    caroladybelle
  25. New orders lovenox dvt prevention
    by uniquegifts1 Sep 3, '13
    3
    ParvulusPuella
  26. How to decrease falls?
    by CareBayer Sep 4, '13
    2
    tnbutterfly
  27. Patient ends up on my floor with a portable pain pump and no order for it.
    by Cdavid469 Aug 31, '13
    1
    xoemmylouox
  28. Staffing in Tx
    by MARYRN2009 Aug 24, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  29. Coreg med and no heart rate parameters?
    by amber7591 Mar 21, '13
    19
    MARYRN2009
  30. Frusturated with situation...does any nurses out there have same issues?
    by rntraveler2012 Feb 27, '13
    18
    MARYRN2009
  31. What would you have done?
    by bendyprissy Aug 19, '13
    10
    MARYRN2009
  32. ICU ERRORS
    by RN45RN45 Aug 13, '13
    16
    DoeRN
  33. Bedside shift report.
    by mamason Dec 28, '09
    35
    MunoRN
  34. How do they rationalize staffing??...
    by melissakc Aug 16, '13
    12
    HouTx
  35. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    by NurseLo86 Aug 7, '13
    112
    iluvivt
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