A school nurse asked how she should respond to high school students, who drive to school and ask to be dismissed because they don't feel well.
This defamation case can show you how to avoid being on either side of a lawsuit. When a patient or fellow staff members say or write negative things about your nursing practice, it can be devastating to your personal and professional reputation. Especially if what is being said or written is not true. As I
A reader was reprimanded for a HIPAA violation because she threw a document with Protected Health Information into a regular trash container.
The COVID-19 pandemic had affected all aspects of life. Nursing students, you are all too familiar with the impact this virus has had on your education.
A nurse says she faces harassment and verbal abuse by patients every day. She stated her nurse manager does nothing to stop the nurse abuse and wonders how she can continue working in this facility if she is faced with this treatment on a regular basis.
Over the years, I have discussed the importance of accurate and complete nursing documentation of your patient care. Here's another case that illustrates the power of nursing documentation in getting a case dismissed and keeping your license safe.
Effective patient and family education is essential in helping the patient recover, maintain health and avoid potential risks if instructions are not followed. In the following case — Mason v. Amed-Health Inc. — not providing adequate patient and family education resulted in serious injury and property damage. The patient, a smoker, had myriad health problems, including PTSD,
A reader completed her baccalaureate program and graduated without any debt. But she's wondering what to do about the nursing student loans she took out for a family nurse practitioner program she did not complete.
In the new year, one aspect of advocacy is sorely needed: your involvement with the legislative process, such as showing support or opposition to a healthcare bill. It is important to know what is happening in Congress, as many bills make their way through the legislative process.