An Update On Avoiding The Pitfalls That Cause Lawsuits
The goal of this course is to define nursing negligence and malpractice and how it can occur in a clinical setting and to describe specific actions that will protect nursing practice from liability thereby improving nursing practice and to explain and clarify the law as it relates to lawsuits against nurses.

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Author:Kim David RN, MSN
Kathy Mattson RN, BSN
Course No:AP080111
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Career and Self
Medical & Surgical Issues
Professional Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • List the four elements that must be proven by the plaintiff before an action for nursing malpractice can be successful.
  • Identify three actions the registered nurse can take to protect his/her practice against liability.
  • Discuss two choices the nurse can make when confronted with inadequate staffing.
  • Explain the role of the occurrence report in safeguarding patient care.
  • Discuss the implication of EMR and electronic documentation.


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