A nursing home abuse allegation has one of our nurse readers extremely concerned. The nurse was accused by a nursing home resident of sexual abuse, which allegedly took place when the nurse went into the resident’s room to check his blood sugar and administer insulin.
A student nurse files a case against a private nursing educational program she attended because of glitches in their accreditation status while she was there. Find out how this case might affect similar lawsuits.
A nurse asked if a red flag would be raised when documenting a medication’s brand name ordered with its generic name. She is concerned about using the medication’s brand name in the nursing narrative notes when the medication administration record also reflects the generic name.
A nurse was reported to her board of nursing for an apparent substance use disorder. After a hearing, the board recommended she would need to get into a treatment program sponsored by the board to maintain her license. Find out about the different types of programs, such as alternative-to-discipline programs.
A patient filed a medical malpractice action against a hospital, the nurse who provided her care, the hospital consultants and the on-call physician. But it remains to be seen what the trial court’s determination will be on the issues remanded to it for a decision, such as witness intimidation allegations.
This case is about a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court alleging violations of federal laws. The plaintiff, who is deaf and communicates primarily using American Sign Language (ASL), alleges a nurse discriminated during her care. Find out how the court ruled from a legal expert.
Without other information to the contrary, it seems this strike is a result of difficulties between the school nurse, other school employees and their employer. As such, the strike would be seen as an employer-employee abandonment instead of patient abandonment. Read more insights from our legal attorney expert.
A health services coordinator submitted a question about the use of surveillance cameras and privacy issues in school-based clinics. She was concerned about the impact on the privacy of students and staff who seek medical care. Find out which laws apply.
A patient files a 10-count complaint because of a nurse’s and physician’s conduct who treated him in the ED. His allegations included assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress for medication administration. Find out how this case could effect your practice.
After a survey by the state department of public health of a skilled nursing facility, violations of Medicare and Medicaid’s regulations were discovered. These included a failure to protect a resident from abuse and failure to implement adopted policies on abuse/neglect, according to CMS regulations.