Is the charting merely substandard? The attorney tells you she has a suspicion that the medical record has fraudulent charting. She thinks the medical documentation of healthcare providers may be incomplete, untimely, illegible, or incorrect. You know that substandard documentation may itself result in an untoward outcome for the patient and thus factor into a […]
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Stephen Cohen is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon, the first such person in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an innovator, a pioneer, and a pacesetter when it comes to innovative colorectal techniques. And in addition to having his medical degree, Dr. Cohen realized that medicine is big business and he got his MBA degree, as […]
We talked about some of the reasons why a nurse might be forced to go before the Board of Nursing on the last podcast. One of the reasons relates to clinical judgment. Certainly, in addition to Board actions, a nurse might find himself or herself in a courtroom because of decision making in a failure […]
Sandra Nichols is eminently qualified to talk about fascinating things that happen behind the scenes at a Board of Nursing hearing . She spent three years on the Board of Nursing in Florida. She has her PhD. She is an advanced nurse practitioner and probably the only person who I know who is board certified […]
Collaboration and communication form the cornerstone of effective care. Obstetrical nursing exemplifies this principle. The involvement and interaction of OB personnel has a critical impact on the outcome of mother and baby. The outcome is influenced by the degree of interaction and communication between nurses and physicians. OB nursing and team communication are – critical! […]