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. Precautions
    by alreinsch May 16, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  2. behind the scenes issue
    by ryan5014 Apr 20, '13
    11
    ryan5014
  3. When the doctor doesn't respond to their page...
    by kate4rn May 10, '13
    30
    monkeybug
  4. "I am sorry - I refuse to float to Peds!"
    by abbaking Sep 8, '10
    59
    CaitlynRNBSN
  5. Eliminating charge Nurse position
    by lilredmc Mar 24, '13
    19
    psu_213
  6. What the recovery time after a severe hypoglycemia
    by pinkessence_58467 May 6, '13
    7
    dandk1997RN
  7. Your input on your nursing assistants and alarm responsibilities...
    by enzati May 10, '13
    4
    jadelpn
  8. injected vaccines at a wrong site
    • Closed
    by kateykate007 May 8, '13
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  9. Mandated cancellations
    by kellycinalli Apr 26, '13
    18
    KelRN215
  10. Fall Reduction Programs
    by Mary Johnson May 3, '13
    3
  11. End-of-life care
    by cadawasp May 5, '13
    1
    sallyrnrrt
  12. Cost Cutting/Budgeting --- the patients suffer the most
    by abbaking Nov 24, '12
    34
    Mulan
  13. Charge nurse taking patients
    by bamaguy1989 Apr 21, '13
    14
  14. Patient and Visitor Violence: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?
    by NRSKarenRN Apr 24, '13
    6
    applewhitern
  15. Floating
    by Rexie Apr 18, '13
    8
    WeepingAngel
  16. Untrue formal complaint filed with state
    by mixanplay2013 Apr 1, '13
    13
    iluvivt
  17. Helping accident victoms
    Poll by jonesb1984 Mar 24, '13
    13
    psu_213
  18. Forced to Take an Assignment You Can Not Handle
    by 1RN4Christ Jan 11, '13
    38
    calivianya
  19. need advice on clean needle sticks, and needle sticks in general.
    by stephanie.monaco Apr 21, '13
    2
    salvadordolly
  20. Cosigning Conundrum
    by KelKelRN Apr 14, '13
    15
    bamaguy1989
  21. Making Health Care Safer II: Updated Critical Analysis of Evidence for Patient Safety
    by NRSKarenRN Apr 21, '13
  22. Should pediatric patients shower with central lines while in the hospital setting
    by bonsairn Mar 28, '13
    6
    anon456
  23. Wandergaurd
    by alreinsch Apr 17, '13
    1
    me1989
  24. cna ratio to patient in phildelphia
    by daisy2007 Apr 17, '13
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  25. Heparin and Hemodialysis
    by lotskie Mar 29, '13
    2
    traumaRUs
  26. getting fired
    • Closed
    by caseymn Apr 10, '13
    6
    sirI
  27. fire policy
    by makes needs known Apr 13, '13
    6
    psu_213
  28. SVT in young patient
    • Closed
    by sps0304 Apr 7, '13
    3
    Esme12
  29. Suicide patients
    by lilredmc Mar 24, '13
    9
    lilredmc
  30. What do you really think about your Quality department?
    by QualityNurseRN Mar 12, '13
    8
    tewdles
  31. Looking for a assessment tool for substance abuse
    by nursingsteph0716 Feb 8, '13
    2
    salvadordolly
  32. Misuse of insulin pens and patient safety
    by PACURN1956 Apr 1, '13
    11
    ktliz
  33. Have you ever performed CPR? Results?:
    • Closed
    by SuzieVN Mar 31, '13
    51
    NRSKarenRN
  34. Help
    • Closed
    Video by blugreeneyez Mar 26, '13
    1
    traumaRUs
  35. Is legal to replace medication drawn up in a syringe back in the multi-vial
    by mdavisRN Mar 23, '13
    10
    Esme12
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