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RUNNING HEAD: Case Study Liability 1 Case Study- Liability Reena Varghese Sothern New Hampshire University Sys Ldrshp-Continuous Qlty
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Case Study - Liability 2 Case Study – Liability A patient had a fall and fractured his hips. The two nurses and the CNO were held liable for the patient injury. According to the American Nurses Association, a nurse “promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient. Nurses are responsible for the actions that are taken to provide care. It is a nurse who makes assessments that are crucial of a patient and then communicate with provider for further interventions. When a nurse fails to take actions to prevent injuries that could have avoided due to negligence, she is liable for the consequences. In order to be found legally liability, it is necessary to show that the nurse acted negligently, or acted in the way they shouldn't have, which can occur even when a nurse has good intentions. The liability can extend to CNO as well. CNO can also be directly liable for the negligence of her staff by proving that some negligent act or omission of the CNO was a cause of, allowed, or led to the negligence of the employee, thereby causing injury to the claimant (Thornton, 2010). As a CNO, Mary Smith is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the nursing department and its daily operations. She is responsible for ensuring that the nursing staffing standards and patient care goals are met. When she fails to find out a
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