The perils of practice: An Overview of Nursing Liability & Risk Management Techniques

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149378
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Presentation
Title:
The perils of practice: An Overview of Nursing Liability & Risk Management Techniques
Abstract:
The perils of practice: An Overview of Nursing Liability & Risk Management Techniques
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Middaugh, Donna
P.I. Institution Name:University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
PURPOSE: Nurses today face challenges as never before to maintain quality, safe care in an environment of increasing liability and risk. This clinical project was undertaken to identify current trends of health care delivery that increase nursing liability, evaluate current nursing malpractice cases, and associate key risk management techniques to reduce that liability. TARGET AUDIENCE: Nurses in any arena will benefit from this presentation. Examples of current trends in nursing liability will be given for nurses working in hospitals, community-based settings, acute care and chronic care areas, as well as for advanced practice, general practice nurses, nurse educators, and nurse managers. OUTCOMES FOR PATIENT/PRACTICE ENHANCED THROUGH APPLICATION OF THE SESSION: A review of health care across the country today finds nurses in situations with severe shortages of resources, increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel, increased acuity, broadened responsibility and accountability, new technology, and little control. While trying to meet the demanding needs of clients and families today, the authors have identified escalating risk of liability and malpractice. The increased standard of care that the nursing profession is providing today has led to increased numbers of nurses directly named as defendants in malpractice cases. This presentation will provide nurses in attendance an overview of current “perils of practice” and a review of current malpractice cases, combined with practical risk management techniques to reduce liability. The authors bring data and expertise as Risk Manager, nurse educators, advisor to nursing malpractice insurance companies, and consultants for nursing malpractice defense. WHY THIS SUBJECT IS IMPORTANT FOR PRESENTATION: Nurses in attendance will have an opportunity to review current nursing malpractice cases from across the country, evaluate them for trends and prevention techniques that will aid in their own practice. Practical, precise techniques will be presented that will increase quality of care, improve performance, and minimize risk to the nurse and pediatric client. This presentation will provide information useful to all areas of nursing practice, for novice and experienced nurses, nurse educators and nurse managers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe perils of practice: An Overview of Nursing Liability & Risk Management Techniquesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149378-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The perils of practice: An Overview of Nursing Liability &amp; Risk Management Techniques</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Middaugh, Donna</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">middaughdonnaj@uams.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE: Nurses today face challenges as never before to maintain quality, safe care in an environment of increasing liability and risk. This clinical project was undertaken to identify current trends of health care delivery that increase nursing liability, evaluate current nursing malpractice cases, and associate key risk management techniques to reduce that liability. TARGET AUDIENCE: Nurses in any arena will benefit from this presentation. Examples of current trends in nursing liability will be given for nurses working in hospitals, community-based settings, acute care and chronic care areas, as well as for advanced practice, general practice nurses, nurse educators, and nurse managers. OUTCOMES FOR PATIENT/PRACTICE ENHANCED THROUGH APPLICATION OF THE SESSION: A review of health care across the country today finds nurses in situations with severe shortages of resources, increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel, increased acuity, broadened responsibility and accountability, new technology, and little control. While trying to meet the demanding needs of clients and families today, the authors have identified escalating risk of liability and malpractice. The increased standard of care that the nursing profession is providing today has led to increased numbers of nurses directly named as defendants in malpractice cases. This presentation will provide nurses in attendance an overview of current &ldquo;perils of practice&rdquo; and a review of current malpractice cases, combined with practical risk management techniques to reduce liability. The authors bring data and expertise as Risk Manager, nurse educators, advisor to nursing malpractice insurance companies, and consultants for nursing malpractice defense. WHY THIS SUBJECT IS IMPORTANT FOR PRESENTATION: Nurses in attendance will have an opportunity to review current nursing malpractice cases from across the country, evaluate them for trends and prevention techniques that will aid in their own practice. Practical, precise techniques will be presented that will increase quality of care, improve performance, and minimize risk to the nurse and pediatric client. This presentation will provide information useful to all areas of nursing practice, for novice and experienced nurses, nurse educators and nurse managers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:13Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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