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Why incident reports are a must.

Here are three hypothetical situations.

Nursing fatigue is dangerous for nurses and patients.

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

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).

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.

Don't cross the line: respecting professional boundaries.

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

Documentation: proactive prevention of litigation.

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

Failure to report changes in the patient's medical condition to practitioner.

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.

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.

Educator Toolkit: Communication for Nursing Professionals

Clear, effective communication is vital for a nursing professional, especially when it involves patients, families, coworkers, supervisors and others. In this section, you can help improve your students' awareness of the critical nature of verbal and non-verbal communication, with particular emphasis on hand-offs, chain of command, disclosure, treatment, social media and more.

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.

Educator Toolkit: Documentation for Advanced Practice Nurses

Help raise your students' awareness of documentation risks that can lead to claims of negligence and malpractice, and show them that by improving the quality of documentation, they can see fewer malpractice incidents.

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.   

Educator Toolkit: Documentation for Nurses 

Accurate documentation is a critical component of patient care. With materials in this section, you can help raise your students' awareness of documentation risks that can lead to claims of negligence and malpractice, and that by improving the quality of documentation, they can see fewer malpractice incidents.

Educator Toolkit: Documentation for Nurses 

Accurate documentation is a critical component of patient care. With materials in this section, you can help raise your students' awareness of documentation risks that can lead to claims of negligence and malpractice, and that by improving the quality of documentation, they can see fewer malpractice incidents.

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.   

Test Your Liability IQ: Top Reasons Nurses Get Sued

This webinar explores indemnity and expense payments for professional liability claims on behalf of nurses, RN, LPN and LVNs, insured under the CNA/NSO program during the most recent five-year period, 2011-2015.

Responding to questions in a pre-trial deposition.

This video can help you be prepared. 

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