Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cyber Liability: Laptop Theft and Other PHI Breach Risks

Mental and allied health providers, especially business entities, have a heightened cyber security risk exposure because we're not just [...]

Real Time Disciplinary Actions Against Registered Nurses for Professional Misconduct

In my October 6, 2017 Bulletin, I reported a case of a nurse whose unprofessional conduct resulted in a lawsuit against her employer.  [...]

If You Have an AED, Do You Have to Use It?

Perhaps the better question presented by this title should be the question of whether an AED should be used rather than if it has to be [...]

Was the Nurse Professionally Negligent When Ambulating This Patient?

In accordance with a physician’s order, it is necessary that a patient get out of bed and walk as soon as possible after surgery.  In [...]

Privilege and Confidentiality – A Deeper Look

In the September 2017 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I raised several questions regarding the related but different [...]