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Legal Issues in Nursing Series: Five Most Common Allegations of Nursing Negligence

Document Type: Video


Almost every nursing negligence lawsuit includes one of these five issues:

  • poor communication
  • inadequate patient assessment
  • medication error
  • substandard infection control
  • improper use of equipment.

Learn how following relevant policies, procedures, and upholding standards of practice can protect nurses even when the patient is injured.

The Legal Issues in Nursing: Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge 4-part educational series was developed for Licensed Practical Nurse members of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) by Chris Rokosh, RN, PNC(C), of Connect Medical Legal Experts.