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Nursing Care Malpractice (Part I)

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We all make mistakes just because we are human beings. However, the question is: When does a nursing mistake become malpractice? What is malpractice? Malpractice is simply a word for negligence regarding a professional. Negligence is a civil wrong. Negligence can occur with an omission-a failure to do something you were supposed to do, or a commission-doing something that should […]

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How to Get a Nurse Job After Being Fired

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Celia was a 12-year RN and a busy operating room nurse, devoting herself totally to the hospital and often volunteering for weekend shifts. She was asked to fill in for several months for the weekend charge nurse and that’s when her troubles began. She was not given any direction on how to perform the duties and didn’t know she was […]

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Nurses disciplined for drugs, alcohol

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Two recent nursing school graduates who rebounded from youthful cocaine and drunken driving convictions have been granted probationary licenses, while several other local nurses face disciplinary action for drug abuse and lying. Nurses are more prone to drug abuse than workers in other occupations because “they have more access to drugs and they have a lot of stress,” said Lorie […]

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