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. URGENT need advice on resident to resident abuse.
    by Vblub01 Mar 20, '13
    7
    monkeybug
  2. administered in a wrong site?
    by jelanne Mar 19, '13
    5
    EZshot
  3. Investigator wants to ask me about a patient death from this year... what do I do?
    • Closed
    by TxAnon Sep 24, '10
    21
    sirI
  4. How wrong can be right?
    by ellamazur Mar 19, '13
  5. Side rail stories
    by Bringonthenight Mar 12, '13
    9
    hodgieRN
  6. Reporting your employer to regulatory agencies
    by ari3l Mar 2, '13
    6
    lkulmann
  7. High patient ratio-that's just the way it is...
    by Hoosiernurse Feb 9, '13
    12
    lkulmann
  8. Travel nurse
    by SueQueRN Feb 25, '13
    4
    cjf0629
  9. Why my Patient did not Have Lunch Today.
    by Steve123 Feb 26, '13
    16
    wooh
  10. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    Poll by Emilyinsc Sep 30, '12
    100
    jrwest
  11. Nurse Overdosed NICU patient
    by Alimacoo Mar 6, '13
    3
    xoemmylouox
  12. Yield to wheels - need advice/suggestions for a hospital wide project.
    by markbeast Feb 20, '13
    2
    Nccity2002
  13. Co-signature for Insulin administration
    by MissRN7 Apr 11, '12
    48
    Vespertinas
  14. Help!
    by mnicole87 Feb 23, '13
  15. Staffing OB units with 2 nurses?
    by chrys_jenae Feb 19, '13
    5
    tewdles
  16. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    by Tyris Jan 27, '13
    46
    blackvans1234
  17. What would you do?
    by WldChrry Feb 18, '13
    7
    WldChrry
  18. NGT residual question..
    by maiohmai Feb 5, '13
    4
    eatmysoxRN
  19. 12 Hour Shifts
    by BigCSN Feb 6, '13
    17
    brandy1017
  20. The Failure of the Joint Commission
    by abbaking Apr 28, '10
    36
    stablesystole
  21. tricks/tips for putting cpap on peds patient?
    by millmick30 Feb 11, '13
    1
    monkeybug
  22. Refilling water pitchers
    by valeskav Jan 8, '13
    23
    Guitar_Heroine
  23. Dementia
    by nurseywifeymommy1 Dec 23, '12
    17
    ktwlpn
  24. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    by SpeakUp4ever Oct 18, '12
    16
    PunkBenRN
  25. Needlestick trauma
    by kellycinalli Jan 30, '13
    3
    kellycinalli
  26. Hep c + needlestick
    by johnson88aj06 Dec 15, '10
    17
    HepSiNurse
  27. Isolation patient question
    by ashleyelam Jan 31, '13
    3
    mariebailey
  28. Refreshing knowledge
    by raynstac7 Jan 28, '13
    2
    herring_RN
  29. California whistleblower law? Safe harbor?
    by cincin1 Jan 21, '13
    5
    herring_RN
  30. Pride Goes Before A Fall
    by not.done.yet Jan 28, '13
  31. Bed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
    by herring_RN Jan 22, '13
    3
    buytheshoes11
  32. reporting to state?
    by Maremma Jan 24, '13
    3
    herring_RN
  33. Pain meds and low BP?
    by fsh1986 Jan 7, '13
    14
    corky1272RN
  34. Rx's for new pt's @ snf
    by RNzInN Jan 18, '13
    4
    liveyourlife747
  35. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    by westieluv Aug 29, '12
    117
    Esme12
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