Category Archives: Nurse Malpractice

Taking Vital Signs: A Mundane Responsibility?

It does not matter in which role you practice nursing—R.N., APRN, nursing student or a [...]

Patient Care by Student Nurses Can Result in Liability

As a student nurse, you probably know all too well that if a patient is injured under your care, [...]

The Importance of Continued Clinical Competency in Nursing Practice

Continued clinical competency is a topic that has gained much attention in nursing in recent [...]

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 [...]

Medical Malpractice Insurance for Nurses

Consider the following scenario: Mr. Smith, a mechanic, was admitted to ABC Medical Center after [...]

Nurses, Are You Aware of Your Medical Malpractice Risks?

Medical malpractice liability for nurses may be more common than you think. Consider this [...]

Transporting Ebola

We live in a world of unprecedented global connectivity. While the world wide web connects us [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN-JUNE 2014

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

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAMMOGRAM REPORT?

Mrs. Carter, the wife of a Major in the United States Army, was seen at an army community [...]

WHAT IS PERSONAL JURISDICTION?

Jurisdiction is generally defined as the authority by which a court recognizes and decides [...]

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