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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.
There is no quick and effective antidote to malpractice allegations. Prevention, however, is necessary.
Malfunctioning hospital bed blamed for strangulation death of man – $1 million settlement in Texas with some parties – confidential settlement with others.
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.
NSO supports nurse educators in your efforts to empower and expand your students' knowledge and help them be better caregivers. Because part of that education includes risk management, we've assembled some important tools to help you tackle a complex and challenging subject.
NSO supports nurse educators in your efforts to empower and expand your students' knowledge and help them be better caregivers. Because risk management is especially important for advanced practice nurses, we've assembled some important tools to help you tackle a complex and challenging subject.
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.
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.
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.
This video can help you be prepared.