Author Archives: Nancy Brent

Real Time Disciplinary Actions Against Nurse Aides and Nurse Assistants (CNAs)

As you know, your certification, registration or license as a CNA is administered and enforced by [...]

Discharge Instructions and Liability

When a patient is discharged from a health care facility, the patient’s discharge instructions [...]

Certified Nursing Assistant’s Conduct Leads to Voluntary Surrender of Her Certification

Nurse Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) practice has been the subject of a few of these [...]

Ethics and Law in Nursing: Friends or Foes?

You might find it difficult to reconcile how ethics and law impact nursing practice. You would [...]

Falsification of Patient Care Record Can Lead to Criminal Convictions

N.B., an LPN, worked at a nursing home and was assigned to care for J.E., a Medicaid patient who [...]

Team Relationships and Team Communication Affect Patient Care and Legal Liability

It is not unusual for nursing staff to feel a sense of purpose and pride in the work they do with [...]

Nursing Notes Not Enough Support to Prove Physician Negligence; Expert Witness Testimony Required

P.C. was admitted to the hospital to undergo bilateral knee replacement.1 Prior to the surgery, [...]

The Importance of Research in Nursing Practice

When I was reviewing nursing research on the Web, I came across an interesting study done in 2010 [...]

Nursing Assistants Violate Resident’s Privacy and Other Rights

Regardless of where you work in health care, your facility should have clear policies and [...]

What are State-Based First Offender Programs?

Many states have passed criminal laws called First Offender Programs that can be very helpful to [...]

Nurse Practitioners and Professional Negligence Lawsuits

Nurses are concerned about their potential liability for patient care and advanced practice [...]

Boards of Nursing and Their Disciplinary Powers

Your state board of nursing has the authority to administer and enforce the state nurse practice [...]

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