Despite the fact that nursing malpractice claims are on the rise, nurses often are unaware of practices that may leave them open to such claims. Every nurse should know the risks of malpractice liability and how to avoid them.
Malpractice is also known as professional negligence and stems from failing to follow the standard of care for your practice. This course will discuss where to find the standard of care and how to be sure that your practice meets that standard. It will also discuss the elements of a malpractice claim, that is, those criteria needed for a claim of malpractice.
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In addition, some actual malpractice cases will be discussed, along with the lessons to be learned from them. Finally, some important tips on protecting yourself as a practicing nurse will be given.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Malpractice Defined
Chapter 2: Elements of Malpractice
Chapter 3: Liability of Managers and Supervisors
Chapter 4: Hospital Liability
Chapter 5: Defenses to Malpractice Claims
Chapter 6: Examples of Malpractice Cases Involving Nurses
Chapter 7: Protect Yourself
Chapter 8: References