Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Patient Left Unrestrained, Patient Injured. Nurses Judgement Call, #nurseup #nursefriendly #healthcare

Patient Left Unrestrained, Patient Injured. Nurses Judgement Call, #nurseup #nursefriendly #healthcare:”The decision to use or not use restraints must be made with caution and good judgement. Their intended purpose must be to protect either the patient or others who may be injured by the patient including the staff caring for the client. The ultimate determination of necessity is left with the physician. Often, the moment to moment necessity is determined by the nurse. In this case a nurse did not feel restraining the patient was necessary. When an injury occurred, the patient sued.
Gerard v. Sacred Heart Medical Center – 937 P. 2d 1104 (1997)



******************************************************
******************************************************
New!

Discover! "Unconventional Nurse: Going from Burnout to Bliss" Michelle Podlesni, RN @MPodlesni
http://unconventionalnurse.com/al/

Discover Martine Ehrenclou, @Med_Writer, Author of "The Take Charge-Patient"
http://www.thetakechargepatient.com/

Power Strategies For Nurses:"Do your nursing shifts feel like you’re running full speed ahead on a treadmill that you just can’t stop?
http://revolutionarynurse.com/power-strategies-nurses-program-2/

******************************************************
Did you know? Our team of nurses has been researching, indexing healthcare resources for over a decade? If you have questions, need resources, stop here first and search our index. If we don't have it, ask us

Join the discussions, ask questions

Google Plus Forum: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101816071337339988035

Facebook Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nurseup/

Facebook Announcements: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nursefriendly-National-Directories/127673320580486

LinkedIn Forum: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Nurseupcom-Nursing-Healthcare-Advocacy-4366517

Ning Network: http://nursingentrepreneurs.ning.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nursefriendly

Andrew Lopez, RN
Nursefriendly National Directories
38 Tattersall Drive
West Deptford, New Jersey 08051
856-415-9617, Fax: 856-415-9618, info@nursefriendly.com, @nursefriendly
http://www.nursefriendly.com/
Post a Comment