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Nurse Supervision in the Office Practice

Office practices that use advanced practice nurses and physician extenders need a way to ensure that these personnel get adequate supervision and decision-making support. Specific regulations and licensing requirements can vary by state. Individual practices should develop policies in accordance with their local rules, and affiliated hospitals may be a resource. CONTINUE READING >

Medical Malpractice Cases Involving Nurses

Generally, the blame is placed on the clinician responsible for the patient when the alleged error occurred, or on the person responsible for the error. Most often, that named defendant is a physician. Less often (but not infrequently) the plaintiff names a nurse. In settings with multi-disciplinary care teams, malpractice cases naming both physicians and nurses as defendants are common.

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Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses: Essential to Patient Safety

Collaboration between physicians and nurses is a fundamental element of a patient safety and risk management program. The ability of physicians and nurses to work together as a unified team is essential to improved outcomes, error and risk reduction, and optimum care. CONTINUE READING >

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