Category Archives: Nursing malpractice

Eloping from a nursing home…It’s not gardenias and wedding cake

To the uninformed, elopement is not a case of Mom being spirited off by some geriatric Romeo to “tie the knot” with white gardenias and wedding cake. It is a serious and potentially deadly situation. The definition of elopement used … Continue reading

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Same day surgery risks

A middle aged woman had an appendectomy in outpatient surgery. Her postoperative vomiting and pain were controlled before she left the same day surgery area. She called the same day surgery nurse later in the day complaining of increasing pain … Continue reading

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Physician office nursing malpractice: Are you getting the right answer?

A two-year-old was seen by his pediatrician and diagnosed with tonsillitis. He became sicker throughout the day. The mother called later that day complaining that she was “concerned about his breathing”. A multitasking office nurse returned the call an hour … Continue reading

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