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AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 15, 2016

Patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease require unique care. Not only must their medical needs be attended to, their cognitive [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 2016

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been the subject of much confusion since its passage in 1966. For [...]

The Nurse Practitioner and Phone Triage

Those of you who are nurse practitioners and either work in your own clinic or in a physician’s office often get calls during [...]

ADMINISTRATIVE/JUDCIAL REVIEW OF A BOARD OF NURSING DECISION

As was discussed in the last few Bulletins, one of the rights a nurse licensee has is to file an administrative review before a state [...]

WHAT IS INFORMED CONSENT FOR A SURGICAL PROCEDURE AND WAS IT OBTAINED?

In Miller v. Markowitz, Dalecki and Memorial Hospital For Cancer & Allied Disease 1, one issue in the case was whether or not the [...]

WAS THE EXTUBATION OF THE PATIENT THE CAUSE OF HER DEATH?

In last month’s bulletin, Miller v. Markowitz, Dalecki and Memorial Hospital For Cancer & Allied Disease, 1 was reviewed with a focus [...]

DOCUMENTATION OF PATIENT CARE—IT IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE AGAINST ALLEGATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE

By now I’m sure you are “sick and tired” of hearing that accurate, complete and timely documentation is your best defense against [...]

QUESTIONING DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS—AN EXAMPLE OF OPEN LINES OF COMMUNICATION.

Rick Martin was admitted to a Texas medical center for a cardiac catheterization and a stent was placed in his coronary artery. (1) [...]

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