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. What would you have done?
    by bendyprissy Aug 19, '13
    10
    MARYRN2009
  2. ICU ERRORS
    by RN45RN45 Aug 13, '13
    16
    DoeRN
  3. Bedside shift report.
    by mamason Dec 28, '09
    35
    MunoRN
  4. How do they rationalize staffing??...
    by melissakc Aug 16, '13
    12
    HouTx
  5. Standing up to my charge nurse prevented a mistake
    by NurseLo86 Aug 7, '13
    112
    iluvivt
  6. Waited to call 911 when O2 sat dropped to 45%??
    by taylor_made2008 Aug 6, '13
    11
    OCNRN63
  7. Should a nurse perform CPR to someone outside of the healthcare setting?
    Poll by jjones1728 Mar 24, '13
    48
    OCNRN63
  8. Facility does not use patient arm bands
    by ICUNurseStat Jul 23, '13
    10
    xoemmylouox
  9. Patients with sitters
    by SarahJ0811 Jul 9, '13
    18
    HyperSaurus, RN
  10. The impending doom.......
    by mindlor Jul 20, '13
    10
    HouTx
  11. Protocols for dealing with patient's blood/bodily fl. or who are known to be HIV+etc?
    by virgolady1994 Jul 3, '13
    9
    KelRN215
  12. Posey bed for a hip fracture
    by green34 Jul 16, '13
    5
    CapeCodMermaid
  13. unsafe staffing
    by TerpGal02 Jul 8, '13
    13
    hope3456
  14. The old lift versus the new lift
    by Saiderap Jul 9, '13
    1
    calivianya
  15. legal ramifications?
    by nursecheryler Jun 30, '13
    30
    dudette10
  16. Pt with bs low on two different occasions overnight
    by uniquegifts1 Jul 3, '13
    17
  17. Patient safety
    by Magjr Jun 18, '13
    12
    GrnTea
  18. Post surgery patient refuses to take a shower
    • Closed
    by Saiderap Jul 1, '13
    30
    NRSKarenRN
  19. Questions from a student about hospital emergency shifts
    Poll by Pavlov's Dog Jun 19, '13
    6
    Kay28
  20. I complained my preceptor!!
    by jenrak Jun 17, '13
    20
    Isabel-ANP-BC
  21. Lifting Equiptment? Dos/Donts and Patient Safety
    by SexyFloridaGirl Jun 11, '13
    11
    loriangel14
  22. Am I a failure
    by Rncaligirl88 Jun 13, '13
    7
    HouTx
  23. Butterflys as Infusion Devices?
    by jadelpn Apr 20, '13
    13
    green34
  24. Scared to be a nurse, having the responsibility of a life in my hands scares me.
    by Cieritaqt May 15, '13
    8
    Ella26
  25. Patient's right to refuse
    by julz68 May 28, '13
    19
    Vespertinas
  26. Taking ownership
    by kjani26 Jun 9, '13
    4
    nrsang97
  27. Healing within Healing: Patient Falls
    by yaleli Jun 1, '13
    8
    SwansonRN
  28. Misreading doctor order
    by Anonymous25 May 30, '13
    11
    brownbook
  29. Infusion and cath lab certification
    by marieane79 Mar 17, '13
    2
    HouTx
  30. Only Charting "The Good Vitals"?
    by whitecat5000 Sep 6, '12
    63
    calivianya
  31. Unit Design Blamed for Increase in Falls
    by abundantgrace Feb 12, '13
    20
    anon456
  32. PRBC rate for chf/renal patients
    by SNB1014 May 17, '13
    6
    imintrouble
  33. Precautions
    by alreinsch May 16, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  34. behind the scenes issue
    by ryan5014 Apr 20, '13
    11
    ryan5014
  35. When the doctor doesn't respond to their page...
    by kate4rn May 10, '13
    30
    monkeybug
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