Negligence and Malpractice
Instructions: Negligence and malpractice continue to be major causes of action brought against nursing staff members. Nurse managers need to be sure staff are following standards of care, documenting and communicating correctly, and accessing and monitoring patients according to policies. Considering this please address the following prompts in your discussion: You are the nurse-manager for a skilled nursing facility that will now accept patients requiring long-term ventilator support
What plan would you put in place to assure that the staff in the facility are educated in the care of ventilators and know how to respond if complications arise? Describe one of the elements of malpractice and detail a specific part of your plan addresses this. How will you determine the standard of care in this situation?