A home healthcare nurse was allegedly sleeping while caring for a patient and a family member reported him to his employer. Find out how the nurse can address the situation.
A nurse applied to an RN-to-BSN program but said she was not accepted due to her discipline by the state board of nursing. She wondered if she could continue her education and if all nursing education programs hesitate to accept RNs who have been disciplined.
A nursing student wants to know what her rights are after being dismissed from her nursing education program four months before graduation. Generally, a nursing student's rights in a dismissal proceeding depends on, if you are in a public nursing education program or in a private nursing education program.
A couple is concerned about the care of their 7-year-old daughter at school. Their daughter has diabetes, and apparently the school nurse administered insulin to her three times during hypoglycemic episodes.
An RN says patient care technicians are not signing off on their work on patient charts. Her supervisor told her to document the information and sign the PCTs’ names, which worries the RN.
A nurse’s mother asked about the dangers of extensive shift work to patients and nurses. She said her daughter fell asleep six times on her way home from work. What are the dangers?
After their son passes away, his parents, who are deaf, and his sister file a lawsuit alleging the hospital violated the Americans With Disabilities Act and state law.
A male emergency room nurse, who had never done a rape kit or exam for a female sexual assault victim, was ordered to do so or face insubordination charges. Nurse attorney Nancy Brent discusses the complicated issues of training and gender in this case.
Legal blogger Nancy Brent, MS, JD, RN, responds to a question from a school nurse about her potential liability if a student has a medical emergency when the nurse is out to lunch.
Whether you're a nurse who contacts a physician about a change in a patient’s condition, questions an order you think is potentially dangerous to your patient or contacts your CNO about nurse-patient ratios on your unit, you are practicing nurse advocacy.