Nurse's Legal Handbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582552804

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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The newly revised Fifth Edition of this handbook is an up-to-the-minute, authoritative guide to the legal and ethical issues faced daily by nurses. Replete with real-life examples and information from hundreds of court cases, the book covers the full range of contemporary concerns, including computer documentation, cloning, stem cell research, pain management, euthanasia, prescribing, privacy, and confidentiality as well as the nursing shortage. New topics include workplace violence and harassment, needlesticks, telephone triage, and quality assurance. A new Legal Tip logo highlights proactive, protective actions nurses can take, and an entire chapter explains step-by-step what to expect in a malpractice lawsuit.
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Legal Handbook for Texas Nurses

Author: Susan Schuerman Murphy

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292751767

Category: Law

Page: 241

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As the scope of nursing practice expands and as the government imposes more regulations on the health care industry, nurses face increased legal liability. This book provides a reliable guide to the laws that affect nurses in Texas. Susan Murphy writes in easily understood, nontechnical terms for people without specialized legal training. After discussing the licensing requirements for registered and licensed vocational nurses, she covers the following topics: - Scope of Practice - Advanced Nurse Practitioners - Nursing Negligence Insurance - Nursing Negligence - Consent - Informed Consent - Drug Therapy - Documentation - AIDS and Hepatitis B - Employment Issues - Ethical Issues This handbook provides nurses with a single, convenient source for specific information about their legal rights, responsibilities, and liabilities. In addition, employers of nurses and attorneys specializing in medical malpractice, labor law, and health law will find the book to be an essential reference.
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Nurse's Legal Handbook

Author: Kathy Ferrell

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496302613

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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An authoritative guide to the legal and ethical issues faced daily by nurses, this handbook includes real-life examples and information from hundreds of court cases. It covers the full range of contemporary concerns, including computer documentation, workplace violence and harassment, needlesticks, telephone triage, pain management, prescribing, privacy, and confidentiality. An entire chapter explains step-by-step what to expect in a malpractice lawsuit.
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Illustrated Manual of Nursing Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582550824

Category: Medical

Page: 1490

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Completely revised and updated, this broad yet comprehensive edition contains twenty-nine chapters on nursing issues and clinical practice. Topics cover practice and process, documentation, legal issues, health promotion, physical assessment, I.V. therapy, surgical care, and more. Disorders are organized by body system and feature an overview of anatomy and physiology, assessment, diagnostic tests, medication, treatment, and home care, with coverage of care for maternal-neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, emergency, and psychiatric patients. Added features include grabbing nursing procedure graphics, complementary therapies, clinical pathways, and cultural information. Over 1,000 illustrations, charts, and graphs enhance the text, with a new appendix relating Internet sites for nurses.
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Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

Author: Attorney Bethesda Maryland Carolyn Buppert, CRNP, JD,Carolyn Buppert

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763799750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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Now in its Fourth Edition, best-selling Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide continues to provide a solid foundation for students and practicing nurses to build confident and effective practices. A must-have resource for every new or current Nurse Practitioner (NP), it defines what an NP is and does while explaining the legal scope with specific state and federal regulations. Completely updated and revised with crucial state-by-state appendices, Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Fourth Edition offers expert insights on prescribing, hospital privileges, negligence and malpractice, risk management, health policy, ethics, and measuring NP performance. Further, it addresses important issues such as: • Developing an employment relationship • Undertaking a business venture • Giving testimony before the state legislature • Composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill • Teaching at a school of nursing • Serving as president of a state or national organization Includes a free CD-ROM with customizable evaluation forms and plans! Visit our new NP certification site: www.NursingCertificationSuccess.com
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Physician Assistant Legal Handbook

Author: Patricia A. Younger,Aspen Health Law Center

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780834209251

Category: Law

Page: 399

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This book, written for PAs, PA students, institutional and physician e mployers of PAs, and health care lawyers, is a comprehensive reference on laws impacting physician assistant practice. In addition to offeri ng a detailed account of the evolution of the PA profession, including its continuing expansion in today's health care environment, this boo k provides thorough coverage of a wide range of legal issues related t o the PA practice; including academic training and certification, lice nsure, scope of practice and prescriptive authority, employment laws, peer review and credentialing, malpractice, risk management, professio nal liability insurance, medical records, reimbursement, ethics, and e mployment issues related to PAs in hospitals and other practice settin gs.
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Manual of High Risk Pregnancy and Delivery E-Book

Author: Elizabeth S. Gilbert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323085105

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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The only book of its kind, Manual of High Risk Pregnancy & Delivery provides a complete resource for care of this special patient and her complex needs. It helps you provide positive outcomes with coverage of today's newest technology, physiologic considerations, psychologic implications, health disorders, and other complications in pregnancy. Written by noted educator and practitioner Elizabeth Stepp Gilbert, RNC, MS, FNP-BC, CNS, this book also describes how to screen for risk factors, provide preventive management, and intervene appropriately when problems arise. It's a concise, hands-on reference for both inpatient and outpatient settings! A consistent format makes this book a practical, hands-on reference in the clinical setting, presenting problems with the following headings: incidence, etiology, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical management. Comprehensive coverage includes physiologic considerations, fetal assessment, perinatal screening, ethical and legal issues, health disorders during pregnancy, complications, and labor and delivery issues. Up-to-date content includes integrative therapy, domestic violence, multiple gestation, genetics, nutrition, culture, risk management, and all the latest screening tools. A section on ethical and legal considerations covers ethical decision making, legal issues, and risk management. Updated evidence-based content includes the latest AHWONN standards of practice. Patient safety and risk management strategies include updated approaches to improving outcomes, reducing complications, and increasing patient safety during high risk pregnancy and delivery. New Venous Thromboembolic Disease chapter provides current information on this increasingly common condition. Information on the latest assessment and monitoring devices keeps you current with today's technology. Standardized terminology and definitions from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) lead to accurate and precise communication.
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Drain's PeriAnesthesia Nursing - E-Book

A Critical Care Approach

Author: Jan Odom-Forren

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455751499

Category: Medical

Page: 880

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Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach, 6th Edition is the most comprehensive book on the market specifically tailored to perianesthesia nurses. The book features five distinct sections – the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology. This edition expands coverage of evidence based research and adds a new chapter on care of the obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery. Written by Jan Odom-Forren, an expert in the anesthesia and post-operative fields, Drain's Perianesthesia Nursing is also an excellent study tool for ASPAN certification. Five separate sections provide coverage including the PACU, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, nursing care, and special considerations. An overview of essential PACU concepts section covers issues such as patient safety, evidence-based research, and legal/ethical considerations Anatomy and physiology chapters cover physiologic considerations for each body system Pharmacology chapters cover basic principles as well as types of anesthetic agents such as intravenous anesthetics and regional anesthesia, including the physiology of action and the appropriate nursing interventions to prepare you for common situations in the PACU. Nursing care chapters cover assessment, patient education, complications, pain management, and care of specialty-surgery patients. A section on special considerations covers the care of patients of different ages and those with conditions such as malignant hyperthermia, substance abuse, and cardiac arrest. Coverage of current policies and issues affecting perianesthesia nursing practice includes patient safety, infection control, managed care implications, pain management, and bioterrorism. Nursing and pharmacologic interventions are integrated with in-depth coverage of pathophysiology for a comprehensive look at disease and treatment. NEW Evidence Based Research boxes are added to all the chapters in Section IV and Section V. NEW! Care of the Obese Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery chapter discusses the challenges that weight-loss surgery presents to the patient and perianesthesia nurse. Streamlined format includes an overview, chapter summary, and references for each chapter. More than 275 illustrations show key concepts and principles of care. Updated The Changing Health Care System and Its Implications for the PACU chapter includes content on healthcare reform. Revised Patient Safety and Legal Issues in the PACU chapter includes content on patient safety. Expanded Evidence-based Practice and Research and Bioterrorism and Its Impact on the PACU chapters include coverage of new developments and practices.
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