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The Wrong Dose: A True Story of Medication Error

Safety Nurse sat down with Margo, a fantastic oncology nurse, who talked about the night she gave a patient too much insulin, and he coded. He lived, and Margo is still at the same job. The hospital where she worked supported her and included her in a Root Cause Analysis of the event. Margo is now a well-respected nurse leader at her place of work. In the interview, she opened up about how the error went down, and we talked about the inevitability of error.

Click HERE to read the full story.

You can listen to the podcast of the interview at THIS link on iTunes

Or you can listen to it on Stitcher

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I've Been "Invited" To A Root Cause Analysis, Now What?

I’m blogging for allnurses!

allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.

Click HERE for an article about what to expect from a Root Cause Analysis

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A Checklist for Patient Safety – This Nurse Quit, Will YOU?

I’m blogging for allnurses!

allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.

Click HERE for an article about one nurses experience with patient safety

This article is about how organizations can support patient safety. It includes a story about SN, a new nurse who didn’t make it due to unsafe working conditions. Empower yourself and your patients by using the attached checklist for interventions organizations can use to support patient safety (take it to your next job interview or your next medical appointment)!

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The Origin Story of Safety Nurse: How I Got Here. Pt 1

I’m blogging for allnurses!

allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.

Click HERE for an article about the origin story of Safety Nurse!

The origin story of Safety Nurse, who, garbed in turquoise scrubs, a white cape, a 50’s style nursing hat and sensible, orthopedic shoes, walks hastily through the galaxy providing assessment skills, education, wound care and safe medication administration!

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Confessions of a Bully: Incivility Safety Lessons

Listen to the podcast on iTUNES and review it – it really helps get my message out there!

Or you can listen to it on Stitcher

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What if I’m the bully? Bullying’s in the news a lot these days, but for every person bullied, there has to be a bully…and what if I am that person? I’m going to tell you a story of incivility and bring up some ideas and questions about how we deal with the bully if she is me. Incivility is part of a larger communication issue. Communication is one of the most often cited root causes for sentinel events.  Solving this problem will lead to safer patient care.

Click HERE for a link to my AllNurses Article including a great discussion!

 

Courses

Root Cause Analysis: The One Tool You Need to Improve Patient Safety – COURSE for 1 CE

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Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Anyone
Course Language: English
Price: Free
Continuing Education Hours: 1

Read through the course and fill out the evaluation form to earn continuing education credit. You also get access to the podcast, a voice over powerpoint, references and resources for no cost.
Click to download Course

Podcasts:
Part I: Root Cause Analysis

Part II: The Wrong Medication – a sample RCA

All podcasts are on STITCHER as well

You can also access this content on YouTube:
Root Cause Analysis Video

You must complete an evaluation to receive your credits and certificate:

Evaluation Form for RCA Continuing Education Credit

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