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Here are three hypothetical situations.
Nurse fatigue caused by working long hours can be dangerous for both nurses and patients.
Information technology is constantly evolving. Among the most common types are electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry systems (CPOEs).
Good documentation can help you defend yourself in a malpractice lawsuit, and it can also keep you out of court in the first place.
At best, nurses and patients develop a special bond based on trust, compassion, and mutual respect.
The pediatric patient was a 12-year-old male brought into a walk-in clinic by his parents shortly after falling and lacerating his knee. The patient sustained a six centimeter elliptical laceration above his right knee.
Malfunctioning hospital bed blamed for strangulation death of man – $1 million settlement in Texas with some parties – confidential settlement with others.
There is no quick and effective antidote to malpractice allegations. Prevention, however, is necessary.
Potassium chloride by IV drip ordered for woman, but family claims IV push of potassium chloride given – death – $250,000 verdict.
Failure to timely diagnose and treat stroke – partial paralysis of arm, aphasia, mild cognitive impairment and foot drop – $4 million settlement.
The patient was a 38-year-old female admitted for a Cesarean delivery of twins. The babies were delivered without incident, but the patient experienced excessive post-operative vaginal bleeding attributed to placental accreta.
Failure to prevent and properly treat decubitus ulcer – continues to Stage IV – defense verdict.
This case involves a family nurse practitioner working under the supervision of a family medical physician in an office setting. The patient was a 48-year-old female who had been treating regularly with our nurse practitioner for the past two years.
The new Nurse Practitioner Claim Report released by NSO and CNA, reports that the average cost to defend a malpractice lawsuit against a nurse practitioner is $60,034.
This report examines nurse claims that can help you identify liability patterns and trends so you can understand your areas of greatest vulnerability, and take appropriate action to protect patients from harm and reduce the risk of potential litigation.
Patient falls continue to be a leading cause of preventable injury in U.S. hospitals1.
NSO's webinars are open to all nursing professionals to learn about risk exposures you might face in your daily practice. Our free web-based-seminars feature presentations made by industry leaders in the insurance and healthcare fields.
"Focus on Malpractice Prevention" is a risk management continuing education program that offers CE accreditation and a 10% discount on NSO premiums.
This video can help you be prepared.