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Tips for keeping plaintiffs out of your deep pockets
Susan Chmieleski, APRN, JD, CPHRM, director of health care risk management with the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies in Simsbury, CT, offers these tips for keeping the plaintiff’s hands out of the hospital’s pockets:
"But sometimes the shoulder dystocia is a reasonably predictable outcome and you can prepare," she says. "When possible, have another nurse step in solely to document the maneuvers. I realize that’s not easy with staffing shortages, but it might be something you can do when you see this situation coming. It really can win the day when you have to defend the case."