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  1. afraid I may have spread mrsa
    thank you all for the words of wisdom....I have read so much on the subject now.....I still worry after reading due to the fact that mrsa is on surfaces and of course the bedrail is a surface and the...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. afraid I may have spread mrsa
    I did not think to change. There weren't uniforms on our floor, guess I could have gotten one from OR. I was a fairly new nurse at the time and guess I did not realize the severity of my actions. ...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. afraid I may have spread mrsa
    While helping another nurse reposition a patient who had MRSA of the urine, I only donned gloves. My uniform touched the bedrail and when I came out of the room I wiped off the front of my scrub with...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. stupid errors with no known harm/want to quit
    thank you all so much for your kind words and replies...the advise is well received
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. stupid errors with no known harm/want to quit
    I don't know that I did cause harm but also on the other hand don't know that I didn't
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. stupid errors with no known harm/want to quit
    oh it was just a few times I didn't wipe iv hubs before hooking up fluids....now feel so guilty..most of the time I would never take a shortcut but have very few times
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. stupid errors with no known harm/want to quit
    I have made some stupid errors from taking a shortcut in the past when I worked on med/surg a few years ago. I was not aware that it caused harm to patient but feel guilty about the what ifs....feel...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. chemo administered on med/surg floor
    I'm not sure why the patient was put on our floor but yes proper protective gear was worn. And now looking back I realize I should have said I"m uncomfortable and shouldn't have taken the...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  9. chemo administered on med/surg floor
    When i worked on a med/surg unit we had a gentleman going through chemo on the floor.....some of us med/surg nurses had gone to a one time training session on chemo and i was not familiar with...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Alcohol swabs and iv access ports
    Does anyone know of any articles that state that it is ineffective to swab iv ports with alcohol. I have heard it both ways...always swab..then I've heard it isn't effective...any clues?
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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