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. Tech falsified vitals
    by Presbynurse12345 Jun 23
    6
    JadedCPN
  2. Unit practice for heparinizing ports
    by hunnybeemay May 17
    14
    Wuzzie
  3. RN delegating nursing function to CNA/RT
    by LPNfurever Jun 3
    4
    BreatheDeep
  4. Sitting a patient on the floor
    by Nursemommyme May 8
    8
    canoehead
  5. Is it illegal for caregivers to administer meds in PA?
    Poll by CJcaregiver Jul 23, '12
    10
    sallyrnrrt
  6. Charge nurse taking an assignment
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    4
    llg
  7. Concerns about a nurse
    by Platypus Jun 12
    8
    caliotter3
  8. Needlestick injury from hiv+ pt
    Poll by Lmwood0425 May 16
    4
    inthecosmos
  9. Hourly Rounding
    by ASoliman Jun 5
  10. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    46
    keto
  11. Safe Harbor and a Pedi/ICU harbor
    by RECOVERYPACU May 5
    11
    cayenne06
  12. Insulin pen mixup
    by Sothatswhatitis May 16
    8
    psu_213
  13. Admitting More ICU Patients than Hospital is Licensed To Take
    by J Friday Apr 2
    21
    J Friday
  14. Help with Potential Needle Stick
    by Mary217 May 9
    4
    inthecosmos
  15. Patient care tech's install IV?
    11
    Apples&Oranges
  16. Am I overthinking this?!
    by Kstevens828 Apr 25
    6
    inthecosmos
  17. Assisting patients with change of physician
    by Appleaday01 Apr 29
    2
    inthecosmos
  18. Reinsert Blood from CVC
    by RonaIsaNurse May 7
    12
    MunoRN
  19. Total care pts with briefs in wheelchair must be transferred to bed to change briefs?
    by jm_emt Mar 21
    16
    jm_emt
  20. The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error
    19
    hherrn
  21. Safety Tips for New Grad Nurses
    by Fntsemi Feb 26
    10
    meggiepie24
  22. False acusations?
    by TexasmedicRN Apr 13
    4
    sarbo1010
  23. Mistake with IM injectiom
    by LPNewbie Oct 18, '17
    9
    Kstevens828
  24. Seems Patient Safety not a consideration
    by RyRy10-8 Mar 24
    5
    SafetyNurse1968
  25. Anxiety about diseases
    by ka2rn Dec 24, '14
    19
    DIABETESRN
  26. Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
    Article Poll by SafetyNurse1968 Feb 21
    28
    SafetyNurse1968
  27. Impact indicator?
    by AlexisZ Apr 10
    1
    Double-Helix
  28. Hospice morphine overdose
    by Robbie8121 Mar 27
    17
    Mini2544
  29. I've Been "Invited" To A Root Cause Analysis, Now What?
    2
    SafetyNurse1968
  30. Patients Over Profits
    Image Magazine by Joe V Apr 6

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