Why Assisted Living Nurses Need Professional Liability Insurance

You’ve likely heard why assisted living nurses need Professional Liability Insurance. While additional insurance coverage may seem unnecessary and expensive, it is critical to protect yourself and your career. Professional Liability Insurance from Lockton Health is tailored specifically to meet the needs of AALNA members and coverage from Lockton Health is more affordable than you may

Altered medical records are never acceptable

Complete, detailed and accurate medical documentation is not only essential for patient care but also for defense in the event of a malpractice lawsuit. Every addition to patient records should be marked with the date and time that corresponds to the medical consultation or treatment being described. Any corrections should have their own date and

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Wound care potential liabilities

The need for care of chronic wounds, whether pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers or other non-healing wounds, is becoming more prevalent as the population ages. As with any aspect of patient care, wound care has specific liabilities for health care professionals associated with it. Best practices for care One vital aspect of wound care is to follow

improving medication accuracy

Medication errors are a common safety risk for patients, particularly those who are hospitalized. According to the Institute of Medicine’s 2006 Preventing Medication Errors report, the average hospitalized patient is subject to at least one medication error per day, of which 20 percent are believed to be harmful. These errors are more frequent in relation

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EMR software

As electronic medical records (EMR) software becomes ubiquitous in the medical field, there are increasing concerns about the effects of having a computer terminal in the exam room on interactions between health care providers and patients. A recent study from Northwestern University published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics found that doctors who use

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Our series on understanding the claim process is intended to give you a basic knowledge of the legal process and guidance that can help you if you find yourself in a position of defending a malpractice claim. In Part 5 of our series, we discuss what to expect when preparing for trial and testimony. Part

continuing medical educaiton

Becoming a physician, nurse or other health care specialist requires many years of education. But the learning doesn’t stop once a license and board certification have been earned and practice begins—learning continues by way of continued medical education, or CME. CME is crucial to the prosperity of health care providers—it allows a practitioner to learn