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Improper observation accusations are legal minefield for nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Improper observation accusations are legal minefield for nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, said, “The most important practical lesson that can be given to nurses is to teach them what to observe.”

These words still ring true today. The observation, assessment and monitoring of a patient is a fundamental part of nursing practice but it is often not done by nurses, with sometimes fatal results.

Examples of legal cases involving improper observation by nurses

  1. A board of nursing suspended a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner’s certificate for 14 days, followed by a one-year probation of certificate and RN license for, among other allegations, failure to properly assess a client and document assessment when prescribing drugs.

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What It Means to Embody Nurse Professionalism – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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What It Means to Embody Nurse Professionalism – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

As an RN, you’re part of a professional clinical team. But in a high-stress environment, it can be difficult to act the part all the time. Nurse professionalism is about putting patients first, upholding ethics and bringing the right attitude to the job every single day.

7 WAYS TO BE AN EXAMPLE OF NURSE PROFESSIONALISM

Nurse professionalism is about more than a few attributes or tips. It requires showing up prepared to do the job every single shift. But you can get ahead on showing your professional side with these seven tips below.

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ANCC – Call for Commission Members – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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The Nominating Committee of the ANCC Board of Directors currently seeks nominations for appointments to the Commission on Accreditation (COA), Commission on Magnet® Recognition (COM), and Commission on Pathway to Excellence® (COPE), which serve as the governing bodies for their respective ANCC programs. The ANCC Board of Directors makes appointments in July for the term January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022. (Please note that the ANCC Board of Director’s Nominating Committee may adjust the term of a specific seat so as to maintain an even distribution of new and seasoned commission members).

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Woodhull study finds nurses still missing from media healthcare coverage – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Woodhull study finds nurses still missing from media healthcare coverage – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Twenty years ago, the Woodhull study found just 4% of quotations in newspaper healthcare stories were attributed to nurses. Nurse sources were a mere 1% of quotes in healthcare stories in weeklies and even healthcare trade publications.

The Woodhull Study Revisited, which replicated the original research published in 1998, found nurse representation in print media healthcare coverage hasn’t improved with time.

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Celebrate nurses’ strengths during Nurses Week – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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RNs are educated, ethical and engaged, and patients are all the better for it.

National Nurses Week is set aside in the U.S. each year to focus on the nursing profession and honor its members for their many contributions to our nation’s healthcare. During the week, nurses are celebrated at their workplaces, featured in stories about their outstanding work, honored at special programs and events and presented with awards for excellence.

I’ve been part of many National Nurses Week celebrations and each year I’ve become prouder to be a nurse and felt more privileged to call nurses “my colleagues.”

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How do you celebrate your calling during National Nurses Week? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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How do you celebrate your calling during National Nurses Week? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Make a Nurses Week resolution to recognize each other every day.

One of my favorite sayings about nursing is our ordinary is actually extraordinary. We provide an amazing service to the public, whether in hospitals, clinics, long-term care or in the community.

Being a nurse is not something we turn off completely at any time. It doesn’t stop at the end of our shift like many other professions.

We are there to help at a moment’s notice because we care. That perspective of caring is always with us and we believe we are doing what any other person might do in the same situation — that it was our job.

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Draft Gerontological Nursing Scope and Standards Public Comment Opportunity – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Draft Gerontological Nursing Scope and Standards Public Comment Opportunity – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

ANA’s Gerontological Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Workgroup seeks public comment on the Draft Gerontological Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Second Edition. The deadline for submission of all comments is 5 pm ET on Monday, June 11, 2018.

Please use this opportunity to engage in the professional discussion to create a robust, visioning gerontological nursing scope and standards document. Please share this announcement with colleagues, students, healthcare consumers, and other stakeholders.

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Three Important Report Types – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Three Important Report Types – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Whether your receive or submit reports, knowing the differences between Initial Action, Revision-to-Action, and Correction Reports can help you better understand them:

  1. An Initial Action Report is a new report of a medical malpractice payment, adverse action, or judgment or conviction submitted to the NPDB. An entity that reports an initial adverse action must also subsequently report any related modification of that action.
  2. A Revision-to-Action Report is a report of an action that is related to a previous adverse action that was already reported. The Initial Action and all related Revision-to-Action reports are disclosed together.
    A hospital reports a clinical privileges action when it suspends a practitioner’s clinical privileges for 90 days for unprofessional conduct. The hospital later reduces the suspension to 45 days. Since this reduction in the length of the suspension modifies a previously reported action, the hospital must submit a Revision-to-Action Report.

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Customer Service Center (CSC) Quick Tip – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Customer Service Center (CSC) Quick Tip – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Did you know that you can have multiple Data Bank administrators and users on your NPDB account?

As a Data Bank administrator, you can create accounts for users with unique permissions to access query, report, registration, or billing information. For example, you can create an account for a user in your financial department to access charge receipts and other billing information.

Having multiple administrators is especially helpful if the current administrator leaves your organization or goes on vacation. Multiple administrators can help make sure your organization never has difficulty accessing the NPDB.

To enhance the security of your NPDB account, you should ensure that all administrators accurately maintain user permissions and passwords. Quickly deactivating user IDs after changing an employee’s status or responsibilities will also prevent security threats.

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Save Time Using Electronic Report Forwarding – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Save Time Using Electronic Report Forwarding – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Electronic Report Forwarding allows reporting entities to provide certain reports directly to the appropriate state licensing and certification authority (state licensing board) through the secure NPDB system. The state licensing board selected by the reporting entity gets a notification when the report is submitted. We also send the reporting entity a notification when the board views the report, saving reporters time, enhancing data accuracy, and assisting organizations in fulfilling their reporting requirements.

Please note that if you are a reporting organization—who is required to submit malpractice payments, clinical privileges actions, or professional society actions to the NPDB and the appropriate state licensing board—it is your legal responsibility to make sure they have received the forwarded report.

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