Tag Archives: Avoiding Liability For Nurses

What is Unprofessional Conduct in Nursing?

Nurse practice acts list unprofessional conduct as one of the bases a board of nursing can take disciplinary action against a nurse.  [...]

Nursing Notes Not Enough Support to Prove Physician Negligence; Expert Witness Testimony Required

P.C. was admitted to the hospital to undergo bilateral knee replacement.1 Prior to the surgery, he had blood drawn in the event that a [...]

Nursing Assistants Violate Resident’s Privacy and Other Rights

Regardless of where you work in health care, your facility should have clear policies and procedures concerning the non-use of your [...]

What are State-Based First Offender Programs?

Many states have passed criminal laws called First Offender Programs that can be very helpful to you as a nurse. If you have been [...]

Nurse Practitioners and Professional Negligence Lawsuits

Nurses are concerned about their potential liability for patient care and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are no exception. [...]

Is an Injury to a Patient Always Considered Negligence or Malpractice?

In 2002, a female 79-year-old patient suffered a stroke that resulted in her being “physically helpless”, unable to communicate [...]

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 [...]

Who Can Be Named In A Nursing Malpractice Lawsuit

Nursing malpractice is found when a nursing professional has been negligent in administering healthcare and causes harm or damage to a [...]