Tag Archives: Nurse malpractice

Utah Nurse Refuses to be an “Agent” of the Utah Police

Throughout my many years of practicing law, I have presented seminars and programs about law and nursing practice.  Invariably, during [...]

Discharge Instructions and Liability

When a patient is discharged from a health care facility, the patient’s discharge instructions are an essential part of his care. When [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nurses Do The Caring But Are They Cared For?

Nurses have the need for care just as any other healthcare professional. At CPH & Associates we take pride in providing optimum care [...]

Circulating Nurse Has Duty to Ensure Surgery Done on the Correct Anatomical Site

Although there were many issues on appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court in a 2012 case out of Arkansas1, the focus of the case for this [...]

Failure to Monitor Patient Condition

Constant monitoring and assessing a patient’s condition is a crucial responsibility of nursing practice in any clinical setting. In a [...]

An Avoidable Deadly Drug Reaction

In Brown v. Starmed Staffing1, a patient came into the ED with a swollen tongue and difficulty swallowing. The patient’s regular [...]