Blog Posts Written by Nancy Brent,
A nurse is laid off supposedly due to lack of work, but finds out she's ineligible for rehire. She's concerned this will hinder her job search.
Nurses Charged in Vaccine Fraud Case
Two nurse midwives are criminally indicted after allegedly obstructing the government's administration and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Is Diaper Rationing Partially to Blame for Nursing Resident's Death?
A nursing home resident dies shortly after discharge. His wife files a lawsuit claiming negligence and infrequent diaper changes caused his demise.
RN Sues After Her Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied
A nurse suffers a workplace injury just a few days after she starts a new job. Her workers' compensation claim is initially denied, but she doesn't give up.
Can Nurses Document Medical Diagnoses in Patients' Charts?
A nurse at a clinic says she's been instructed to enter a medical diagnosis into the record of each patient she sees. Is this legal?
Nurse May Have Grounds for a Defamation Suit
An RN says another nurse accused her of having dementia and spread this falsehood to others. Can the RN file a defamation suit?
Protect Yourself With These Tips on Proper Documentation
An RN says his nurse manager criticized how he documented that a patient was combative. But what's considered proper documentation?
Nurse Says Hospital Deviates From Official Nursing Procedures
An RN is worried because her facility's official nursing procedures are inconsistent with how she's told to perform some procedures.
Can an Administrator Write Orders in an MAR?
An assisted living facility administrator wrote an order in a resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR). Is this legal?
CRNA Challenges License Suspension for Diverting Demerol
A nurse anesthetist, who was terminated by her employer and suspended by the board of nursing for diverting Demerol, challenges the BON's decision.