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.
A nursing board offered a nurse a reprimand as discipline and a fine of $500. Generally, the types of discipline that can be imposed by a board of nursing include an administrative warning letter, reprimand, probation, suspension and revocation. Find out what effect it will have on her nursing practice if she accepts the offer.
A nurse said her employer charged her with “improper telephone communication" for texting at work. The nurse is concerned about being reported to the state board of nursing by the employer and whether her job is in jeopardy.
An inmate’s allegations against a nurse state a claim against her for deliberate indifference. Whether or not the nurse had the authority to stitch the inmate's wounds or administer pain medication are issues that need further discovery in correctional nursing, court rules.
For those of you who practice school nursing in a public institution, another important part of your practice is protecting student privacy. Read how one court ruled on this topic and how it might apply to you.
Two supervisory nurses in a correctional facility were counting an expensive drug used for Hepatitis C, Sovaldi, for an inmate. Because the drug was so expensive, the facility required that it be treated as a controlled substance and pills were counted daily.
In a recent court case, a nurse practitioner questioned the criminal court’s order denying her participation in an Intervention in Lieu of Conviction program and to surrender her APRN license after pleading guilty to several drug felonies. Learn more about the power of the board of nursing.
E-prescriptions are nothing new in today’s healthcare arena. But when not handled properly, they can potentially pose legal risks to an RN in an office setting.