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Is a Nursing Home an Insurer of Resident Safety?

Mr. K., a 59-year-old retired Air Force officer, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. The family decided they could no longer care [...]

AVOIDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY BULLETIN AUGUST 1, 2016: EXPERT WITNESS AFFIDAVITS MUST CONTAIN SPECIFIC FACTS EITHER SUPPORTING OR NOT SUPPORTING STANDARD OF CARE

In Griffin v. Methodist Hospital 1, a patient’s lengthy stay in the hospital for numerous fatal medical conditions resulted in the [...]

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 [...]

HANDOFFS WHEN YOU LEAVE THE UNIT

You may question the wisdom of leaving patients in the care of another staff member or members when you leave the unit for lunch, when [...]

WHO CAN GIVE INFORMED CONSENT AND WHAT IS THE NURSE’S ROLE IN OBTAINING CONSENT FOR TREATMENT?

Nurses are often confused as to what their role is when obtaining consent for treatment. In most employment settings, the employer has [...]

HAVE YOU READ IT RECENTLY?

The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements 1 has been since 2001. It is an important [...]

WHY DOES CONTINUING EDUCATION HELP WITH RISK MANAGEMENT?

In recent years, many states have required licensed nurses, sometimes including all levels of licensure, to complete continuing [...]

HOW OPEN COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE HEALTH CARE FACILITY REDUCES LIABILITY

Health care delivery requires a plethora of communication among and between all facility staff, among and between families and facility [...]

HOW DOES A JOB DESCRIPTION HELP YOU AVOID PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY?

When applying for a position in any health care setting …

WHAT IS RISK MANAGEMENT AND HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

The June 1st bulletin discussed certification in the area of …

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