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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The State Legal Guide to Complementary & Alternative Medicine and Nursing

Author: Alternative Link,Alternative Link Systems

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766827974

Category: Medical

Page: 437

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With complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers broadening their national lobbying efforts and gaining ground in many legislative districts, guidelines for the industry could be changing for years to come, which makes The State Guide to CAM Specialties a must-have for those involved in the industry. An annual, definitive guide to the legal compliance issues relevant to fourteen license levels of CAM practitioners, this publication will assist insurance providers in determining which CAM and nursing services to offer (or stop offering) their patients and which practitioners to recruit to best provide those services. State-by-state breakdowns of specific practice guidelines clearly outline what services practitioners can and cannot legally deliver to their patients. Physicians interested in integrating CAM treatment into an already established practice - either by practicing the services themselves or hiring a CAM provider - also will benefit from the material in this well-organized volume.
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The Australian Medico-legal Handbook

Author: Cameron Stewart,Ian Kerridge,Malcolm Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729537609

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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The Australian Medico-Legal Handbook provides an easily understood reference guide to legal and ethical issues encountered in daily medical practice. It also covers the laws in all Australian jurisdictions, answering the most commonly asked questions in clinical practice - "What if I get sued?", "What do I do if someone refuses treatment?", "What deaths do I refer to the Coroner?", "Who can decide about a child's treatment?", "What if I make a mistake?"
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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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The Advanced Practice Nurse's Legal Handbook

Author: Rebecca F. Cady,Helen Nelson Carcio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781723374

Category: Law

Page: 304

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A medical malpractice attorney, who is also an RN addresses complex legal issues that arise in daily clinical practice. Her primer for advanced practicing nurses presents complete and relevant discussions about liability concerns and issues, nurse licensing and state nurse practice acts, reimbursement, and insurance. This book is a must have for every nurse in clinical practice and nurse executive.
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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide

Author: Virginia Layng Millonig,Mary A. Baroni,Beverly Bigler

Publisher: Health Leadership Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 770

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From acclaimed authors and certified pediatric nurse practitioners Virginia Millonig and Caryl Mobley, this Fourth Edition has been developed especially for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Family Nurse Practitioners preparing to take certification examinations and as a reference in the practice setting. The text is divided into systems with an in-depth coverage of growth and development and health promotion and maintenance. The common disorders of the various body systems provide succinct summaries of definitions, etiology, signs and symptoms, clinical findings, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests\findings, and management\treatment. The final chapter addresses PNP role development, current trends and health policy issues including topics such as credentialing, legal issues, legislation, reimbursement and delivery systems. Following each chapter are test questions, which are intended to serve as an introduction To The testing arena. In addition a bibliography is included for those who need a more in-depth discussion of the subject matter in each chapter. Key Features Include: A comprehensive outline format—for fast overview and reference All the information you’ll need for your certification exam—complementing the study question books which provide additional practice questions Emphasis on major theories, diagnoses, treatment modalities, and nursing interventions Sample test questions and a comprehensive bibliography after each chapter
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