Misplaced Frustration: A Case Study of the Intricate Interplay of Liability Between Nursing and Medicine in Inpatient Med-surg Malpractice Cases

MedMalPodcast.com: Discovering the Needle Series.

29-06-2023 • 19 mins

This case with guest Joan Davis involves a patient who experienced complications with a nasogastric tube. Joan provides valuable insights into the standards of care, potential liabilities, and the crucial role of nurses in ensuring proper insertion and monitoring. The episode takes an unexpected turn as Joan reveals the complexities of interpreting X-rays and the importance of involving a radiologist in confirming the correct placement of medical devices. This episode sheds light on an often overlooked aspect of healthcare and legal considerations and the intricate interplay of where liability of nursing and medicine intersect on inpatient cases.

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