Substandard wound care can create legal risks for nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
Providing the best possible care for patients is the goal of every dedicated clinician.
Whether you’re an experienced or brand-new wound care nurse, are certified in wound care or not, work in acute care, long-term care or the ambulatory environment — you have an ethical and legal obligation to provide optimum care, along with personal pride in your practice.
Providing substandard wound care cannot only harm patients, it can result in a patient or family members taking legal action against you and other clinicians involved in the patient’s care plan, said Nancy Brent, JD, MS, RN, a nurse attorney who represents nurses in her law practice in Wilmette, Ill.