Which specialty should you consider? Do you want to teach or practice? In which practice setting do you think you could best contribute your skills and expertise? As a nurse, you have countless decisions to make to develop your career, and you can always change your path. What should not change is how resolute you are in protecting your license and your practice.
An unpleasant constant for nurses throughout their careers is that there are potential liabilities linked to their profession. A nurse can be named as a defendant in a professional negligence case, for instance, or accused of violating the nurse practice act or its rules, defaming a fellow worker, breaching a contract of employment or breaching a patient’s confidentiality. But there are legal means that can help protect you and your practice. Here are my tips for avoiding potential liability:
CE548: Protect Yourself (1 contact hr)
The goal of this nurse practice act continuing education module is to enhance nurses’ knowledge of nurse practice acts and how they define professional practice and nurses’ rights and responsibilities as practitioners.
WEB318: Eagle Eye: Exercises in Reducing Medication Errors (1 contact hr)
This webinar will engage members of the interprofessional healthcare team in detecting, reporting and preventing medication errors. By participating in an active discussion of various types of errors from different healthcare settings, participants will be able to better understand how their roles interplay in the medication use process and gain foresight into where and how errors may occur.
WEB296: Nurse Bullying: Stereotype or Reality? What Can We Do About It? (1 contact hr)
The goal of this presentation is to discuss bullying behaviors with regard to nursing. Participants will learn what bullying is and about contributing factors to negative behavior in general that may be seen within a nursing or clinical environment, among other lessons.