Articles: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

Articles: 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.

Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart

Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart

by TheCommuter - The medical record is a permanent collection of legal documents that should supply an all-encompassing, accurate report concerning a patient's health condition.... Read More →

Last comment by Garden,RN
Break the Silence Report Bullying

Break the Silence Report Bullying

by SEABOATSHELLS - The importance and impact of bullying in the workplace is significant to nursing in many ways. Bullying threatens the very foundation, of not just nurses, but its... Read More →

Last comment by BrandonLPN
An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody

An Easy Way to Save a Life... or How to Not Kill Somebody

by ♪♫ in my ♥ - A number of people read my post a while back about a serious error in which I was involved... and I was humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support and... Read More →

Last comment by didi768
The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!

The Admission Process: Make sure you actually say something of importance!

by pinkiepieRN - I work in LTC so this may not be applicable across the board, but here goes. We've picked up some new grads on 3-11 and I'm not exactly happy with them. The one... Read More →

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Patient Safety: We could be the killer!

Patient Safety: We could be the killer!

by Mayjor Wong - It took me a while to come back to writing after a nap that rested my mind that exhausted for the entire busy and hectic week that I have had. I have been thinking... Read More →

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The Slow Code

The Slow Code

by TheCommuter - I have been a nurse for only seven years; however, certain events and situations will remain embedded in my memory for the rest of my life. One of these events took... Read More →

Last comment by Mommavik
Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic

Tying Patient Satisfaction to Medicare Reimbursement is Problematic

by TheCommuter - Patient satisfaction surveys have been receiving an amplified amount of attention at hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities, especially since the... Read More →

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Anticipation: Behavioral Risk Assessment

Anticipation: Behavioral Risk Assessment

by jadelpn - What if part of every admission assessment, there was a system in place for behavioral risk assessments in patients? Much like skin, pain and fall, behavior could... Read More →

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Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?

Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?

by TheCommuter - As healthcare workers, we all know that proper hand hygiene saves lives because it greatly helps to prevent the spread of microbes that cause lethal diseases.... Read More →

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Healing Environment: A Map towards Patient Safety

Healing Environment: A Map towards Patient Safety

by waqar - Most people working in hospital understand the impact of the hospital environment on the patient experience. There is evidence that good environments can have a... Read More →

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