This special issue of ED Nursing addresses your biggest liability risks

This issue of ED Nursing is a special issue on liability risks of emergency nurses. Inside, we cover the most likely reasons for lawsuits involving time-dependent treatments, antibiotic administration, delayed care, abnormal vital signs, medication mistakes, and placement of intravenous lines and Foley catheters. We give you documentation tips that can prevent lawsuits, explain why you should make late entries to the chart, and tell you what can happen if you tamper with a patient's chart. We tell you how to reduce the risks of a crowded waiting room, explain the circumstances that enable a patient to sue an ED nurse, define the "standard of care," and tell you why legal risks are bigger for charge nurses.

We hope you enjoy reading this special issue of ED Nursing!