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. Safe patient/nurse ratios
    by Ronkrn Jul 17
  2. Charge nurse taking an assignment
    by Tboland88 Jun 14
    5
    DontSpeakDefeat
  3. Needlestick injury from hiv+ pt
    Poll by Lmwood0425 May 16
    6
    NurseCard
  4. Tech falsified vitals
    by Presbynurse12345 Jun 23
    18
    dlkj413
  5. The Push to Move Pts Leading to Unsafe Practices
    by RNbirdie1018 Jul 6
    4
    MunoRN
  6. The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error
    24
    elkpark
  7. Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
    Article Poll by SafetyNurse1968 Feb 21
    37
    SafetyNurse1968
  8. Refusing assignment/abandonment
    by Nurseof10years Aug 20, '17
    9
    BlinkyPinky
  9. The Bucking Bronco in Room 116
    Article by TriciaCorn Jun 29
    8
    TriciaCorn
  10. Showering patients in the ICU
    by mgoodger113 Jun 28
    4
    MunoRN
  11. Sitting a patient on the floor
    by Nursemommyme May 8
    9
    OpinionatedCNA
  12. Concerns about a nurse
    by Platypus Jun 12
    10
    psu_213
  13. Unit practice for heparinizing ports
    by hunnybeemay May 17
    14
    Wuzzie
  14. RN delegating nursing function to CNA/RT
    by LPNfurever Jun 3
    4
    BreatheDeep
  15. Is it illegal for caregivers to administer meds in PA?
    Poll by CJcaregiver Jul 23, '12
    10
    sallyrnrrt
  16. Hourly Rounding
    by ASoliman Jun 5
  17. Interruptions during my med pass
    Poll by Nspirit Aug 3, '13
    46
    keto
  18. Safe Harbor and a Pedi/ICU harbor
    by RECOVERYPACU May 5
    11
    cayenne06
  19. Insulin pen mixup
    by Sothatswhatitis May 16
    8
    psu_213
  20. Admitting More ICU Patients than Hospital is Licensed To Take
    by J Friday Apr 2
    21
    J Friday
  21. Help with Potential Needle Stick
    by Mary217 May 9
    4
    inthecosmos
  22. Patient care tech's install IV?
    11
    Apples&Oranges
  23. Am I overthinking this?!
    by Kstevens828 Apr 25
    6
    inthecosmos
  24. Assisting patients with change of physician
    by Appleaday01 Apr 29
    2
    inthecosmos
  25. Reinsert Blood from CVC
    by RonaIsaNurse May 7
    12
    MunoRN
  26. Total care pts with briefs in wheelchair must be transferred to bed to change briefs?
    by jm_emt Mar 21
    16
    jm_emt
  27. Safety Tips for New Grad Nurses
    by Fntsemi Feb 26
    10
    meggiepie24
  28. False acusations?
    by TexasmedicRN Apr 13
    4
    sarbo1010
  29. Mistake with IM injectiom
    by LPNewbie Oct 18, '17
    9
    Kstevens828
  30. Seems Patient Safety not a consideration
    by RyRy10-8 Mar 24
    5
    SafetyNurse1968

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