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.

  1. Quiting without Notice Due to Poor Relationship with Physician
    by mallethead Oct 1
    9
    canoehead
  2. New Nurse, morality question.
    by car48 Oct 1
    19
    FolksBtrippin
  3. Nursing Student Advice
    by babygirl3374 Aug 30
    9
    inthecosmos
  4. Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
    Article Poll by SafetyNurse1968 Feb 21
    38
  5. Rapid Assessment / Response Team warning signs
    by renee_rn9 Sep 22
    6
    Wuzzie
  6. Checking vitals on staff
    by kelsie*bear Aug 13
    12
    Susie2310
  7. Code team
    by Johnwhite13 Sep 10
    4
    Johnwhite13
  8. Dilemma situation! I'm not a nurse, but is this common practice??
    by Nursing617 Oct 17, '17
    45
    Decitabinequeen
  9. Carrying up/down stairs
    by Jessica88ann Aug 28
    2
  10. Forbidden Extremity Sign and VTE in Arm
    by lapizius Sep 22, '16
    8
  11. Am I being too sensitive?
    by Rachelmaria4 Aug 21
    6
    farrasha
  12. Blood products simultaneously
    by jinpepito Aug 31
    10
    MunoRN
  13. HELP! Am I asked to be doing something SAFE and Legal??
    by newtonursing123 Aug 22
    7
    KelRN215
  14. Staff- Patient Ratios
    by skyanurse Aug 20
    3
    canoehead
  15. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    79
    KMLSanDiego
  16. Terminated for Calling Out Sick?
    by WriteQuest Aug 10
    6
    amzyRN
  17. Charge nurse taking an assignment
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    6
    SeasonedTech
  18. C.Diff Waste on Floor?
    by newtonursing123 Jul 25
    9
    newtonursing123
  19. Needlestick injury from hiv+ pt
    Poll by Lmwood0425 May 16
    7
    iluvivt
  20. Weighted blanket "to prevent contractures"?!?!?
    by ShimmaShimma0304 Jul 27
    35
    FolksBtrippin
  21. Is my safety compromised?
    by Cmtz108 Oct 31, '16
    13
    SeasonedTech
  22. The Push to Move Pts Leading to Unsafe Practices
    by RNbirdie1018 Jul 6
    5
    mandomania
  23. Safe patient/nurse ratios
    by Ronkrn Jul 17
    1
    nursephillyphil
  24. Tech falsified vitals
    by Presbynurse12345 Jun 23
    18
    dlkj413
  25. The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error
    24
    elkpark
  26. Refusing assignment/abandonment
    by Nurseof10years Aug 20, '17
    9
    BlinkyPinky
  27. The Bucking Bronco in Room 116
    Article by TriciaCorn Jun 29
    8
    TriciaCorn
  28. Showering patients in the ICU
    by mgoodger113 Jun 28
    4
    MunoRN
  29. Sitting a patient on the floor
    by Nursemommyme May 8
    9
    OpinionatedCNA
  30. Concerns about a nurse
    by Platypus Jun 12
    10
    psu_213

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