Tag Archives: Nurse professional liability

Was the Nurse’s Conduct in Ordering Seclusion and Restraint Professionally Negligent?

In the September 6th, 2017 Bulletin, I wrote about a case where a nurse and several psychiatric aides were found liable for their [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Patient Advocacy is an Ethical and Legal Duty

The Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statement clearly states in Provision 3 that a nurse “promotes, advocates for, and [...]

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 [...]