Emergency Care: Legal Liability Issues

Because of its unique patient care environment, the emergency department is ripe for medical malpractice claims against physicians, hospitals and staff. This program provides legal information using examples from actual cases to enable healthcare professionals to continue to provide high quality care to patients, while limiting their exposure to negligence lawsuits.


After viewing this program, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss Common Law rules for providing emergency care
  • Explain the federal statutory duty to provide emergency care
  • Discuss Good Samaritan statutes
  • Discuss a nurse's normal duty to defer to physicians
  • Describe when a nurse must contradict a physician
  • Explain procedures to take when no physician can be found
  • Describe the burden of proof and types of claims
  • Discuss emergency informed consent and documentation
Price: $285.00 USD

Product ID: MED404
Media: DVD
Year: 2004
Duration: 22:00 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Legal Aspects of Nursing
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