Court case highlights nurses’ duty to follow EMTALA

By | 2021-05-07T15:30:37-04:00 April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Helping a troubled patient If you are an emergency nurse, you practice within the requirements of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. However, the nurse in the following case made a patient care decision that may have violated EMTALA. (Munoz v. Watsonville Community Hospital, Case No. 15-cv-00932-BLF, United States District Court Northern District of

NSAIDs: Key considerations for nurses about NSAIDs

By | 2020-04-06T11:05:14-04:00 March 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

A nurse explained to a patient that NSAIDs — both over-the-counter and prescription — are widely acknowledged to be effective for pain relief when used as directed. But she also counseled her patient that NSAIDs can cause adverse events, especially when they’re not used appropriately.