Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nursing Duty To Patient, "Does Not Guarantee" Safety Or Quality Of Care, #Nurseup, #Nursing, #Malpractice #Lawsuits

Nursing Duty To Patient, "Does Not Guarantee" Safety Or Quality Of Care.:"Summary: When a nurse accepts report and responsibility for the care of a patient a duty to the patient is also accepted. This duty is to provide a reasonable standard of care as defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the individual state and the facility Policy & Procedures. In this case, a post-op abdominal aneurysm repair patient was injured after falling from his bed to the floor. When a lawsuit was filed the court initially mistook expert testimony to imply the role of the nurse includes a guarantee of safety.
Downey v. Mobile Infirmary Med. Ctr. - 662 So. 2d 1152 (1995). 
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/080199.htm

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