AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

THE ALPHABET – SOME HINTS ON AVOIDING LIABILITY

I thought I might have a bit of fun going back to my ABCs and that you might find some of these brief items helpful. The thought here [...]

Are There Limits to a Nurse’s Duty to Advocate for Patients?

In the following case1, an LPN and a charge nurse’s attempted management of a patient centered on their respective duty to protect the [...]

Personal Trainers Take Note: Screening Standards Have Changed

In late 2015, we reminded personal trainers and other fitness professionals of their obligation to screen clients for activity prior to [...]

TELEHEALTH AND COVID 19 – Thoughts and Outlook

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, or Covid-19, the delivery of medical and mental health services via telehealth is garnering [...]

Effective Communication Among Team Members Essential in Avoiding Patient Injury or Death

Effective communication among nursing staff and other caregivers on the patient care team have been the subject of several previous [...]

Are Monthly Equipment Inspections Sufficient?

In a relatively recent case from Wisconsin, a trial court and then an appeals court were faced with determining whether or not a [...]

Answers to April Review

In the April 2020 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I asked twenty questions on a variety of topics. My answers to those [...]

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.  [...]

Can Fitness Facilities Be Liable for Defective Equipment Injuries?

In a recent and interesting case from New Jersey, an appeals court reviewed a trial court’s decision in a fitness equipment injury [...]

April Check-In: Review Your Practice

The purpose of this issue of the Bulletin is to review aspects of practice that may raise questions or dilemmas for practitioners and [...]

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 [...]

What is Sexual Harassment and Avoiding it in Fitness Facilities

Sexual harassment is in the news.  Allegations of inappropriate and unlawful conduct based upon sexual conduct currently permeate [...]

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