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. Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
    Article Poll by SafetyNurse1968 Feb 21
    37
    SafetyNurse1968
  2. Staff- Patient Ratios
    by skyanurse Aug 20
  3. Checking vitals on staff
    by kelsie*bear Aug 13
    5
  4. I feel like I caused a patient's death and I can't get over it
    by jane82 Oct 12, '13
    79
    KMLSanDiego
  5. Terminated for Calling Out Sick?
    by WriteQuest Aug 10
    6
    amzyRN
  6. Charge nurse taking an assignment
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    6
    SeasonedTech
  7. C.Diff Waste on Floor?
    by newtonursing123 Jul 25
    9
    newtonursing123
  8. Needlestick injury from hiv+ pt
    Poll by Lmwood0425 May 16
    7
    iluvivt
  9. Weighted blanket "to prevent contractures"?!?!?
    by ShimmaShimma0304 Jul 27
    35
    FolksBtrippin
  10. Is my safety compromised?
    by Cmtz108 Oct 31, '16
    13
    SeasonedTech
  11. The Push to Move Pts Leading to Unsafe Practices
    by RNbirdie1018 Jul 6
    5
    mandomania
  12. Safe patient/nurse ratios
    by Ronkrn Jul 17
    1
    nursephillyphil
  13. Tech falsified vitals
    by Presbynurse12345 Jun 23
    18
    dlkj413
  14. The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error
    24
    elkpark
  15. Refusing assignment/abandonment
    by Nurseof10years Aug 20, '17
    9
    BlinkyPinky
  16. The Bucking Bronco in Room 116
    Article by TriciaCorn Jun 29
    8
    TriciaCorn
  17. Showering patients in the ICU
    by mgoodger113 Jun 28
    4
    MunoRN
  18. Sitting a patient on the floor
    by Nursemommyme May 8
    9
    OpinionatedCNA
  19. Concerns about a nurse
    by Platypus Jun 12
    10
    psu_213
  20. Unit practice for heparinizing ports
    by hunnybeemay May 17
    14
    Wuzzie
  21. RN delegating nursing function to CNA/RT
    by LPNfurever Jun 3
    4
    BreatheDeep
  22. Is it illegal for caregivers to administer meds in PA?
    Poll by CJcaregiver Jul 23, '12
    10
    sallyrnrrt
  23. Hourly Rounding
    by ASoliman Jun 5
  24. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    46
    keto
  25. Safe Harbor and a Pedi/ICU harbor
    by RECOVERYPACU May 5
    11
    cayenne06
  26. Insulin pen mixup
    by Sothatswhatitis May 16
    8
    psu_213
  27. Admitting More ICU Patients than Hospital is Licensed To Take
    by J Friday Apr 2
    21
    J Friday
  28. Help with Potential Needle Stick
    by Mary217 May 9
    4
    inthecosmos
  29. Patient care tech's install IV?
    11
    Apples&Oranges
  30. Am I overthinking this?!
    by Kstevens828 Apr 25
    6
    inthecosmos

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