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Nurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update.

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.

Nurse Professional Liability Exposures: 2015 Claim Report Update.

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.

Responding to questions in a pre-trial deposition.

This video can help you be prepared. 

Learn about malpractice prevention and earn CE credits.

"Focus on Malpractice Prevention" is a risk management continuing education program that offers CE accreditation and a 10% discount on NSO premiums. 

Webinars

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.

Administer meds without a doctor's order? Proceed with caution.

Registered nurses generally should administer medications only with a physician’s order. Only certain advanced practice nurses have prescriptive authority, and their qualifications, as well as the type of drug and the amount they are allowed to prescribe, vary from state to state.

Charting by exception: the legal risks.

There are numerous variations to charting by exception. Virtually every facility that uses such a system does it differently.

Why incident reports are a must.

Here are three hypothetical situations.

Keeping up with technology: your risks and responsibilities.

Information technology is constantly evolving. Among the most common types are electronic health records (EHRs) and computerized physician order entry systems (CPOEs).

Don't cross the line: respecting professional boundaries.

At best, nurses and patients develop a special bond based on trust, compassion, and mutual respect.

Don't cross the line: respecting professional boundaries.

At best, nurses and patients develop a special bond based on trust, compassion, and mutual respect.

Do's and don'ts of documentation.

Good documentation can help you defend yourself in a malpractice lawsuit, and it can also keep you out of court in the first place.

Nursing fatigue is dangerous for nurses and patients.

Nurse fatigue caused by working long hours can be dangerous for both nurses and patients.

Documentation: proactive prevention of litigation.

There is no quick and effective antidote to malpractice allegations. Prevention, however, is necessary.

Documentation on trial: 9 ways to protect your agency.

In most states, a patient can wait several years to file a lawsuit and then it can take years before the suit goes to court.

Defensive documentation: learn how good charting can protect you from liability.

When you document your nursing care in a patient's chart, you communicate with other members of the healthcare team and contribute to a legal document: the medical record.

How documentation could come back to haunt you.

The confusing or opinionated words you choose in charting today could come back to haunt you tomorrow.

Abbreviations: A shortcut to disaster.

Trying to save time by using abbreviations? Make sure that you aren't putting yourself or your patients in jeopardy.

Failure to monitor opiate medication resulting in patient death.

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.

8 common charting mistakes to avoid.

Here’s advice that can help keep your charting at its best, and keep you out of legal trouble.

JUST RELEASED! - Nurse Practitioner Claim Report: 4th Edition - A Guide to Identifying and Addressing Professional Liability Exposures

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.   

JUST RELEASED! - Nurse Practitioner Claim Report: 4th Edition - A Guide to Identifying and Addressing Professional Liability Exposures

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.   

A solution to sitters that won’t fall short

Patient falls continue to be a leading cause of preventable injury in U.S. hospitals1.

A solution to sitters that won’t fall short

Patient falls continue to be a leading cause of preventable injury in U.S. hospitals1.

Medication administration error at long-term facility the cause of elderly woman's death.

An elderly woman living in a long-term care facility passes away; autopsy reveals the cause of death to be an overdose of morphine. Indemnity Settlement Payment: In excess of $390,000.

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