Having client think your a doctor
Breach of confidentiality - Example
the nurse received a check for patient referrals.
Example of Libel
newspaper prints that a person running the office did not pay his taxes. The person lost the election
Slander - example
nurse Phylis tells the client in confidence that the night nurse is incompetent.
the nurse puts up all four side rails on the bed so the client has call for assistance to get up.
avoiding actions that bring them
Tell the truth
self-determination, the right to make your own decision
greatest good or least harm.
Being fair and impartial
the act of holding information in confidence, not to be released to unauthorized individuals
Three roles of Associate Degree Nurse
1. member of discipline
2. manager of care
3. Provider of care
What are the standards of practice?
- established as professional guidelines to ensure quality of care
-used as criteria to determine whether appropriate care has been delivered.
the scope of practice of a licensed nurse
Nurse Practice act defines
standards to practice and defining what a nurse can and cannot do.
Nurse practice act sets....
Ohio nurse practice act
Ohio board of Nursing Rules
Licensed nurses are required to have a working knowledge of the standards set forth in the____________________ and _____________________.
Licensure and renewal
pre-licensure nursing education programs
continuing education programs
BON/OBN develops criteria for..(4 things)
and practice improvement
BON/OBN establishes programs for monitoring _____________ and ______________.
BON/OBN administers and enforces chapter ______ of the ohio revised code (ORC), the law regulating the practice of nursing.
BON/OBN take disciplinary action for violation of section ________ ORC, or any other sections of the law or rules developed under the ___________________.
Nurse Practice Act
How many members on the board?
How many RNs on the board?
How many LPN's are on the board?
How many consumer members on the board?
What is the function of the ohio nurse practice act?
How we are supposed to behave
Function of Ohio board of nursing
Make sure we follow these standards
Two major types of law the affect nursing
Civil and criminal
the enforcement agreements among private individuals or the payment of compensation for failure to fulfill the agreements.
defines and enforces duties and rights among private individuals that are not based on contractual agreements.
Two laws under civil law
contract law and Torts
Negligence and malpractice are under which law?
Failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner
Failure of a person with a specialized education and training to act in a reasonable and prudent way
didn't intentionally do it but harm occurred
Negligence and Malpractice
name two unintentional torts
Fraud, Defamation, assault & battery, libel & slander, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy
Examples of intentional torts
assault and battery
Nurse comments to a client "there will come a time when I will not answer your call light.
Failure to approprialety assess client.
Failure to report changes in clients status.
Failure to document in client records.
Failure to obtain informed consent
Failure to report coworkers negligence
Failure to provide adequate education.
Altering or falsifying a record
Violation of a standard of care
Failure to provide for safetly of client
Major areas of nursing Negligence (9)
avoid opinion, state facts
Documentation should be... (4)
Never put _______________ forms in medical history
Immediately contact legal counsel.
Never sign any document without legal council.
Notify your malpractice carrier if are covered
Immediately notify your institution.
When served with a complain you should... (4)