Legalities in Nursing Practice: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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    00:01 Alright, let's wrap up that legality talk.

    00:04 There's a lot of heavy content and serious stuff, right? But again, please don't forget that this really provides the framework of how we practice, so we can keep patient safe.

    00:15 So, don't forget about your Nurse Practice Act, this defines and describes the legal boundaries for us as nursing.

    00:23 Also, there's that HIPAA word again, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPPA, is one example of Nursing Law.

    00:34 If you remember, this is the one that helps protect patient privacy information and patient treatment information.

    00:42 And lastly, nurses, and you guys as students, can be held legally responsible for acts of negligence and malpractice in the patient care setting.

    00:53 I hope that was helpful for you today. Thanks for watching.

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    The lecture Legalities in Nursing Practice: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN is from the course Ethics and Legalities in Nursing Practice.

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    1. The nurse leaving a client's electronic medical record visible where everyone can see
    2. The nurse giving incomplete discharge teaching
    3. The nurse giving the wrong dose of a medication
    4. The nurse not respecting the power of attorney's wishes in regard to a client

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     Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

    Samantha Rhea, MSN, RN

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