I am a nurse at the VA.
In order to move from a nurse 2 to a nurse 3 without a masters degree we have to do a project that effects the whole hospital (not just unit). Examples of past projects included blood savers (attach syringe to line and pull back blood instead of wasting into seperate retainer and returning - decreased hospital induced anemia), heparin protocols (2nd nurse verification). I was hoping some of you may have some ideas of what you have used in your hospitals to improve safety for patients and saves the hospital money?
Thanks in advance.