A Practical Guide To Legal Issues: Skills For Nurse Managers
ISBN : 9781578396207
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A Practical Guide to Legal Issues: Skills for Nurse Managers
As of June 20, 2014, contact hours for nurses are no longer available with this product. Don't be overwhelmed or intimidated by the law! A Practical Guide to Legal Issues delivers an easy-to-understand breakdown of the most important legal issues that affect nursing professionals. Prevent legal problems before they happen! As the number of malpractice lawsuits increase, nurses are commonly cited or implicated in cases. That's why it's critically important to know how the law applies to nursing. Only then will you be able to protect yourself, your staff, and your facility from legal risk. ALL nurses must be equipped to handle legal issues Nurse managers and educators listen up! It's your responsibility to teach others how to apply knowledge of the law in everyday clinical situations. That means you yourself must have a thorough understanding of legal issues like: - Malpractice and negligence - The legal significance of policies, procedures, and documentation - Dealing with problem employees - Universal nursing liability risks You're a nurse not a lawyer we understand It's time to turn to the one and only resource that makes it easy to understand the legal responsibilities that can complicate your work: A Practical Guide to Legal Issues: Skills for Nurse Managers. In simple terms learn only what you need to know about the law You didn't become a nurse because you enjoy studying law. That's why A Practical Guide to Legal Issues: Skills for Nurse Managers breaks down and translates confusing legal jargon into plain English. It's the must-have guide that makes comprehending legal information as painless as possible and offers: - Actual cases to which you can relate - Practical tips to decrease liability - Effective strategies to protect yourself and your license - Plain-English explanations of the law - All-encompassing advice on how to deal with pertinent legal issues - Step-by-step instruction on the employment process Plus, the easy-to-read format allows you to recognize areas of improvement quickly so you can protect your facility from risk and focus your time and energy on the one thing that matters most delivering safe, high-quality patient care. Sample topics include: Learning the language of the law What is legal precedent? What is jurisdiction? The law that governs nursing Differences between negligence and malpractice Practical applications of the law Case law Standards of care Restraints and seclusion Use of fetal heart monitors Addressing staffing shortages Mandatory overtime policies Professional liability insurance Avoiding illegal discrimination Liability and the hiring process The legal significance of policies and procedures Consistent and fair disciplinary actions Universal nursing liability risks Practice-specific liability issues Emergency room Psychiatric and mental health Obstetrics The liability risks of the nursing shortage Protecting yourself and your license You also get documents, forms, and other tools you can implement immediately!
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