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Being a Nurse Expert Witness

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Philips and Stark (2013) wrote an article in Nursing Magazine titled “Stepping up to be a nurse expert witness”.  They noted that nurses are “uniquely qualified to be expert witnesses because of their knowledge of the nursing process, attention to detail, and critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills”.  The article describes the legal nurse role…

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Pressure Injuries – common to get and challenging to heal

Nurses strive to prevent pressure injuries among patients because it is one of the most common wounds a nurse will discover, treat and manage.  When a patient is severely decompensated due to injury, illness, malnutrition etc., it can be difficult to prevent pressure injuries.  Nurses consider it vital to recognize patients at risk for pressure…

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Falls Risk – Part 1: assessment and precautions

A patient having a fall while in hospital is a known cause for delayed recovery, discharge and increased risk of injury and death. It is not only the responsibility of the nurses caring for patients but the facility/organization and the healthcare team including physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc.; however, nurses are often the first…

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Accepting Cases as an Expert Witness

If you think that just ANY nurse can speak to the standard of care in issues related to a health care setting, think again. When you are considering accepting a case to act as a testifying expert witness, there are many things to consider.  Prior to accepting any case, you should obtain some initial details…

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Orthopedic Nurse – Expert 7287

Expert 7287 has been a Registered Nurse since 1984 and is certified in orthopedic nursing, oncology nursing and medical-surgical nursing.  She is currently working on an Orthopedic Trauma/Med-Surg Unit and has been in this role since 1991.  She has experience in Orthopedic Oncology and Intensive Care and holds professional memberships with Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses…

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Expert Witness Nurses attends NNBA

Expert Witness Nurses was pleased to attend the 2018 Annual Conference for the National Nurses in Business Association in Las Vegas, NV October 12th – 14th. The National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) is a professional nursing association that provides networking and learning opportunities for nurses whom own small businesses or wish to be self-employed.…

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