Tag Archives: nursing standard of care

Nursing Staff’s Professional Negligence Causes Death of Patient

Lloyd Thomas, seventy-one, underwent bypass surgery and was hospitalized for eighty-four days after the surgery due to complications.  [...]

Failure to Meet the Basic Safety Needs of a Patient

As a certified/licensed nurse’s aide, you are involved in many aspects of your patients’ care. You are essential to your co-workers, [...]

Acute Respiratory Tract Infection (ARTI) Nursing Care

Nurse practitioners provide care to patients with acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in hospitals, clinics, and offices--either [...]

Ohio Appellate Court Nursing Care Evaluation

Recently, an Ohio Appellate Court evaluated a nurse’s care of the deceased patient which was one of the central issues in the case.1

Home Health Care Nursing – Good Communication is Essential

There are many legal concerns/issues in the delivery of home health care. One of the most important is the necessity of open, [...]

What is an “Unresonable and Foreseeable Risk of Harm” to a Patient

You may remember that in one of the earliest Bulletins, I wrote about professional negligence and that one of the overall duties of a [...]

What is a Nurse Manager’s Liability for Patient Care?

I often get questions about being a “charge nurse” or being a nurse manager on a unit. Many of the nurses who ask this question are [...]

Who Can Testify as to the Standard of Care of a Nurse Practitioner?

In a very early bulletin, I discussed the standard of care of a registered nurse and who could testify as to that standard.  You may [...]

Who Can Be Named in a Suit?

In the last Professional Liability Bulletin, a case adapted from Galvez v. Loma Linda University Medical Center was presented. Several [...]

You be the Jury #1

In previous bulletins, topics such as professional negligence, liability, and the burden of proof have been covered. It might be [...]