Tag Archives: Nurse malpractice

Advocating For Patients Is An Essential New Year’s Resolution

The New Year is upon us and customarily, you are expected to make resolutions for 2017. A resolution is characterized as a [...]

Shortcuts In Patient Care Are Legally Unsound

Probably all of you at one time or another have been tempted to take a shortcut here or there in patient care. Perhaps you are running [...]

Can A Visitor Sue A Healthcare Facility For An Injury Sustained When Visiting A Patient/Resident?

Health care facilities owe a duty of care to visitors who come into the facility to see their family member or friend. This duty of [...]

Taking Vital Signs: A Mundane Responsibility?

It does not matter in which role you practice nursing—R.N., APRN, nursing student or a C.N.A.—vital signs are something that you all [...]

USING A PERSONAL CELL PHONE PHOTO AND GOOD INTENTIONS WHEN DOCUMENTING PATIENT CARE PROVIDE NO LEGAL PROTECTION

Earnest was a ED Tech whose job it was to act as a paramedic and monitor patients that had been restrained and monitor other [...]