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. Reporting your employer to regulatory agencies
    by ari3l Mar 2, '13
    6
    lkulmann
  2. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    by Hoosiernurse Feb 9, '13
    12
    lkulmann
  3. Travel nurse
    by SueQueRN Feb 25, '13
    4
    cjf0629
  4. Why my Patient did not Have Lunch Today.
    by Steve123 Feb 26, '13
    16
    wooh
  5. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    Poll by Emilyinsc Sep 30, '12
    100
    jrwest
  6. Nurse Overdosed NICU patient
    by Alimacoo Mar 6, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  7. Yield to wheels - need advice/suggestions for a hospital wide project.
    by markbeast Feb 20, '13
    2
    Nccity2002
  8. Co-signature for Insulin administration
    by MissRN7 Apr 11, '12
    48
    Vespertinas
  9. Help!
    by mnicole87 Feb 23, '13
  10. Staffing OB units with 2 nurses?
    by chrys_jenae Feb 19, '13
    5
    tewdles
  11. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    by Tyris Jan 27, '13
    46
    blackvans1234
  12. What would you do?
    by WldChrry Feb 18, '13
    7
    WldChrry
  13. NGT residual question..
    by maiohmai Feb 5, '13
    4
    eatmysoxRN
  14. 12 Hour Shifts
    by BigCSN Feb 6, '13
    17
    brandy1017
  15. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    by abbaking Apr 28, '10
    36
    stablesystole
  16. tricks/tips for putting cpap on peds patient?
    by millmick30 Feb 11, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  17. Refilling water pitchers
    by valeskav Jan 8, '13
    23
    Guitar_Heroine
  18. Dementia
    by nurseywifeymommy1 Dec 23, '12
    17
    ktwlpn
  19. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    by SpeakUp4ever Oct 18, '12
    16
    PunkBenRN
  20. Needlestick trauma
    by kellycinalli Jan 30, '13
    3
    kellycinalli
  21. Hep c + needlestick
    by johnson88aj06 Dec 15, '10
    17
    HepSiNurse
  22. Isolation patient question
    by ashleyelam Jan 31, '13
    3
    mariebailey
  23. Refreshing knowledge
    by raynstac7 Jan 28, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  24. California whistleblower law? Safe harbor?
    by cincin1 Jan 21, '13
    5
    herring_RN
  25. Pride Goes Before A Fall
    by not.done.yet Jan 28, '13
  26. Bed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
    by herring_RN Jan 22, '13
    3
    buytheshoes11
  27. reporting to state?
    by Maremma Jan 24, '13
    3
    herring_RN
  28. Pain meds and low BP?
    by fsh1986 Jan 7, '13
    14
    corky1272RN
  29. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    by RNzInN Jan 18, '13
    4
    liveyourlife747
  30. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    by westieluv Aug 29, '12
    117
    Esme12
  31. Doctor vs Nurse
    by anne919 Dec 28, '12
    89
    mariebailey
  32. Hypoglycemic emergency protocols
    by ofcruz Jan 8, '13
    7
    eatmysoxRN
  33. Rn with associates and 8 years exp. cant find job
    by nursingsteph0716 Jan 14, '13
    3
    ProfRN4
  34. accucare mattress & falls
    by nu rn Jan 13, '13
  35. PA Pt Safety Advisory: Unsafe Injection Practices Issue
    by GrnTea Dec 31, '12
    2
    JZ_RN
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