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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 2: interventions

In addition to a documented falls risk assessment, interventions to prevent falls should be carried out and clearly documented including but not limited to: non-slip socks or footwear, appropriate mobility aides within reach and in use when ambulating, hip protectors in place, bed in low position, and call bell within reach. For those patients that…

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Interventional Radiology Nurse – Expert 4411

Expert 4411 has been a Registered Nurse since 1995 and has 6 years of experience in Interventional Radiology, more than 10 years of experience in Parianesthesia, more than 18 years of experience in Critical Care and Supervisory/management roles, and 22 years of experience in Medical-Surgical nursing. She is certified in trauma care and holds a…

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Expert 6962 – Plastic Surgery OR Manager

Expert 6962  has been a registered nurse for 35 years with clinical and manager experience in the hospital, ambulatory care and office settings. She has been the manager of the operating room in the plastic surgery department for 19 years, which includes being clinically active in the areas of Pre Op, OR and PACU. She…

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