A legal nursing term no nurse whats to hear is malpractice. Malpractice occurs when something you were responsible for goes wrong. Legal nurse professionals need to be aware that something are unavoidable. With these legal nurse tips, however, you can make sure you have all your bases covered.
By Barbara C. Phillips, NP
From Nurse Together
Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice
Most health care providers, including nurse practitioners, are ever vigilant to issues of malpractice. We all chant “do no harm” and yet we are human. We fly through the day trying to get everything done – seeing our patients, refilling medications, filling out authorizations, reports and other paperwork; ordering consults, therapies and tests; interpreting test results, and so much more. And occasionally something does not get the attention it deserves – including you!
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It is a terrible event when something goes wrong with a patient. It is even worse when it was the result of a mistake. By following the legal nursing advice in this article you can make sure that you were not the cause.
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