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Avoiding Professional Liability Bulletin July 1, 2016 – WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LAW? AND WHAT DO LAWYERS DO?

For much of the public, including nurses, the law seems to be strange, complex, and incomprehensible. Lawyers are Not seen in the best [...]

But I Have A Group Insurance Policy At Work? Why Nurses Need An Individual Plan

With the recent boom in the healthcare industry, nurses are now in high demand! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the [...]

WHAT IF I OBJECT TO A PATIENT CARE SITUATION?

You have probably been in at least one patient care situation that made you uncomfortable for a particular reason or one in which you [...]

CIRCULATING NURSE HAS DUTY TO ENSURE SURGERY DONE ON THE CORRECT ANATOMICAL SITE

Although there were many issues on appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court in a 2012 case out of Arkansas1, the focus of the case for this [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 2014

In the legal world, the term precedent is an extremely important one. Defined as “a decided case that furnishes a basis for determining [...]

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAMMOGRAM REPORT?

Mrs. Carter, the wife of a Major in the United States Army, was seen at an army community hospital for a single lump on each side of [...]

WHAT IS PERSONAL JURISDICTION?

Jurisdiction is generally defined as the authority by which a court recognizes and decides cases.1 The regulations defining the many [...]

DELEGATION OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Delegation of patient care is a constant requirement when caring for patients. Doing so within the parameters of the “Five Rights of [...]

IN MEMORY OF A.D.*

I recently received information of the passing of a dear colleague and friend with whom I taught years and years ago in a nursing [...]

Failure to Monitor Patient Condition

Constant monitoring and assessing a patient’s condition is a crucial responsibility of nursing practice in any clinical setting. In a [...]

MULTISTATE LICENSURE

You may have applied for and were granted nursing licenses in several states as you moved to a new state, started a new job, or [...]

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING LIABILITY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW

Those of you who are occupational health nurses know the importance of the role you have in a company’s and its employees’ lives. One [...]

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