Patient safety and falls

Creator:   Nursing
Created:   10/21/2014
Contains:  63 items

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Spotlight on the 2016 National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals

Mascioli, Susan; Carrico, Christine B.

Nursing2016. 46(5):52-55, May 2016.

“A Culture of Safety” is the theme for this year's National Nurses Week. In keeping with nursing's commitment to patient safety, take time to review the 2016 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals.

Safety Alert: Protecting yourself and others from violence

Davis, Charlotte; Landon, Denise; Brothers, Kandie

Nursing2015. 45(1):55-59, January 2015.

Review the red flags outlined here, then brush up on best practices for defusing a dangerous situation.

Handle older trauma patients with care

Bartley, Marilyn K.; Shiflett, Lori A.

Nursing2010. 40(8):24-29, August 2010.

It's not your imagination—more older adults are becoming trauma victims. Be prepared to provide immediate care for an injured older patient while warding off life-threatening complications.

Oral chemotherapeutic drugs: Handle with care

Simmons, Catherine C.

Nursing2010. 40(7):44-47, July 2010.

Many nurses on general nursing units administer these hazardous medications, but few have been adequately prepared to handle them safely. Follow this guide to protect your patients and yourself from avoidable adverse reactions.

Taking steps to prevent pressure ulcers

Blaney, Wendy D.

Nursing2010. 40(3):44-47, March 2010.

Here's how nurses implemented evidence-based practices in their unit to improve patient care, minimize complications, and reduce costs.

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