This video can help you be prepared.
You could be subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit at any time. You may be named as a defendant or there may be legal action against your employer. Even if you're not named in the lawsuit, you may be called as a witness to respond to questions in a pre-trial deposition.
The deposition is one of the most critical stages of litigation. To help you better understand the deposition process, CNA, the insurance carrier for the NSO program, has created this video, Preparing for a Deposition.
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Failure to perform a post-operative assessment, failure to accurately document anesthesia complications in a medical record, and failure to complete a proper informed consent.
This case study involves a CRNA working in an outpatient endoscopy center.
The patient was intoxicated and aggressive when brought to the ED, and had to be restrained. Shortly after an assessment check, the patient attempted to burn off his restraints with a cigarette lighter. He suffered severe burns over 25 percent of his body, resulting in permanent disability.
Medical malpractice claims may be asserted against any healthcare practitioner, including nurses. This case study involves a nurse working in an emergency department (ED).