Medical malpractice claims may be asserted against any healthcare practitioner, including nurses. This case involves an independently contracted registered nurse who provided nursing consultation to a residential facility that cared for adults with mild to moderate mental health issues (besides substance abuse).
In 2017, more actions were taken against nursing licenses in the U.S. than there were malpractice claims.
-National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
The presentation will focus on providing strategies for advanced practice nurses to defend their professional license.
10 Surprising Facts from the Nurses Claim Report
5 Key Takeaways in the Nurses Claim Report
Nurses are at increased risk for experiencing workplace violence due to their close contact with patients as well as working in an occupational environment marked by stress and burnout.
This case study involves a nurse working as an occupational health nurse.
Our insured was a registered nurse (RN) employed by a home healthcare agency. She was with a patient when she received a telephone call from a certified nursing assistant (CNA) who was employed at the same agency.
This case study involves a registered nurse with 19 years’ experience as an emergency nurse (15 as a certified emergency nurse) was working in the triage area of the emergency department.