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.
A nurse says after receiving a $10,000 sign-on bonus to work nights on weekends, the hospital changed her days and shift. She left two months later, and the hospital said she must return the sign-on bonus. Is this legal? Nurse attorney Nancy Brent addresses the nurse's question.
A nurse's license was revoked by the board of nursing after she was criminally charged with disturbing the peace, a misdemeanor. Later, the discipline was reduced to probation. Then the criminal misdemeanor was dismissed and the charge was reduced. Can she petition to have probation dismissed?
Delegating in nursing continues to be a real liability concern for all nurses, whether the delegation is to another RN, an LPN or a nursing assistant.
Nurse managers in a home health agency document the start and stop times for IV infusions, but they did not administer the IVs. Can this nursing documentation be considered truthful and accurate. Nurse attorney Nancy Brent answers this question.