Awhonn's Liability Issues In Perinatal Nursing / Edition 1

Awhonn's Liability Issues In Perinatal Nursing / Edition 1

by Donna Miller Rostant, Rebecca F. Cady, Rostant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0397552769

ISBN-13: 9780397552764

Pub. Date: 10/02/1999

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Inside this comprehensive reference, you'll find in-depth coverage of the liability risks common to obstetric and neonatal settings. From the basics of healthcare law and its relation to clinical practice, to detailed discussions aimed at specific liability challenges, this resource prepares you for the professional and legal responsibilities of today's perinatal…  See more details below

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Inside this comprehensive reference, you'll find in-depth coverage of the liability risks common to obstetric and neonatal settings. From the basics of healthcare law and its relation to clinical practice, to detailed discussions aimed at specific liability challenges, this resource prepares you for the professional and legal responsibilities of today's perinatal nursing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397552764
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
10/02/1999
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
0.77(w) x 11.00(h) x 8.25(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Law in General1
1Sources and Classification of Law3
2Theories of Liability13
3Defining the Standard of Care23
4Professional Negligence and Nursing Malpractice41
5Trial Process51
Pt. IISpecific Perinatal Liability Issues63
6Scope of Perinatal Liability65
7Critical Care Obstetrics75
8Assessment of the Patient in Labor89
9Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring and Interpretation105
10The Use of Pitocin in Labor119
11Care of the Neonate: Nursery, Resuscitation, and Transfer Issues131
12Telephone Triage and the Office Nurse149
13Home Health and Ambulatory Nursing Liabilities157
Pt. IIIMiscellaneous Liability Issues173
14Patient Rights175
15Informed Consent187
16The HIV-Positive Patient201
17Liability Concerns in Perinatal Staffing215
18Documentation225
19Liability of the Nurse Educator243
20Nurse-Physician Communication257
Pt. IVContemporary Perinatal Nursing271
21The Nurse as an Expert Witness273
22Professional Liability Insurance283
23Advanced Practice Nursing295
24Computer Technologies: Legal and Practice Issues317
Glossary327
Index329

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