Patient Safety

National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 5 Steps To Improving Patient Safety In Your Hospital

National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 5 Steps To Improving Patient Safety In Your Hospital

March 12-18 of this year is National Patient Safety Awareness week. This week was established by the NPSF – National Patient Safety Foundation, in an attempt to raise awareness about proper methods, procedures, and processes to ensure patient safety in […]

Understanding The Legal Side Of A DNR

Understanding The Legal Side Of A DNR

As medical professionals, we make difficult decisions every day. Among the most challenging decisions that face doctors and nurses are those that concern the end of a person’s life. Death is a natural thing, and it’s something that every human […]

Nurses on the front lines: When patients attack

Nurses on the front lines: When patients attack

Here, we look at some tales from brave nurses who have met the challenges posed by violent patients.

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“When No One Is on Call” – Did you read it?

Here’s an article that’s resonating like crazy with nurses…especially those who left nursing because of insufficient staffing.

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Safe medications principles quiz I

Are you up to date on your knowledge of safe medication practices? Test yourself here!

Top 10 signs your patient may be a drug seeker

Top 10 signs your patient may be a drug seeker

How do you recognize someone who may be seeking narcotics inappropriately? Here’s a tongue-in-cheek list with some serious advice.

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Would you report an error?

Here you are as a professional doing your best to ‘do no harm’. On the other side of the coin is self-preservation.

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Wanted: Good Customer Service Skills

Yes, I understand the hospital business means big money, I understand that health-care is ultimately about dollar signs in our country today, yet my nursing practice dictates safety. I mean really, the patient is NOT always right. They just don’t have the knowledge and training to be so.

Do you think your coworkers wash their hands enough?

Do you think your coworkers wash their hands enough?

At my hospital we have people we lovingly refer to as the “handwashing police.” They come down and spy on us and mark us down if we don’t use hand sanitizer or wash our hands appropriately.

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

Do you ever feel like your eyes are playing tricks on you? Optical illusions are everywhere – sometimes making us see what we want to see and not what is actually on the page.

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Do it for the herd

The vaccine debate is HOT HOT HOT. Personally, if I can avoid having diseases that make me febrile, itchy, or otherwise considered a social outcast—I’m all for it!

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Safe medications principles quiz V

Test your knowledge of safe medications practices in our Safe Medications Principles Quiz V.

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Safe medications principles quiz IV

Test your knowledge in our Safe Medications Principles Quiz IV.

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Safe medications principles quiz III

Think you’re up for it? Test your knowledge of medications in our quiz designed especially for nurses!

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Safe medications principles quiz II

Test your knowledge of safe medications practices in our Safe Medications Principles Quiz II.