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Kaplan Management of Care

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"A. Negligence"— unintentional failure of individual to perform an act that a reasonable person would or would not perform in similar circumstances; can be act of omission or commission
"B. Malpractice"— professional negligence involving misconduct or lack of skill in carrying out professional responsibilities 1. Required elements a. Duty - legal relationship between nurse and client b. Breach of duty c. Causation - nurse conduct causes injury d. Injury
"C. Invasion of privacy"— release of information to an unauthorized person without the client's consent
"D. Assault"— intentional threat to cause harm or offensive unwanted contact; battery— intentional touching without consent
"E. Laws" 1. Rules of conduct established and enforced by authority 2. Reflect public policy 3. Indicates what society views as good and bad, right and wrong behavior
"F. Accountability" 1. Nurse is responsible for using reasonable care in practicing nursing 2. To remain competent, nurse needs to participate in lifelong learning programs
"G. State laws" 1. Nurse practice acts— define "reasonable care" in each state; scope of nursing practice, roles, rules, educational requirements 2. Licensure requirements— differ slightly in RN requirements among states 3. Good Samaritan laws— limit the liability of professionals in emergency situations 4. Tarasoff Act- duty to warn of threatened suicide or harm to others
"H. Need to assess health care provider's orders"— must be safe and correct
"I. Notify supervisor if more nurses are needed for safe client care"