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Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice for nurse practitioners

Recognizing the Role of Adhering to the Standard of Care
When providing health care there are standards of care which a reasonably prudent provider (NURSE Practitioner) should follow. Providers at all levels are held to these standards of care. Failure to provide competent care to your patients will put you at risk for malpractice. Remaining current with the evidenced-based guidelines and providing optimal care will minimize the risk of liability.
For this Assignment you will create a PowerPoint presentation that explains any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care the key elements of malpractice and compare the differences in malpractice policy options.
To prepare:
Consider the importance of using professional resources such as the National Guideline Clearinghouse to guide care delivered
Create
a PowerPoint presentation no more than 15 slides in length that addresses the following:
Identify and explain any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care for nurse practitioners
Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice for nurse practitioners
Compare the differences in malpractice policy options
Required Readings
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2016). National Guideline Clearinghouse. Retrieved from http://www.guidelines.gov
Buppert C. (2015). Risk Management. In Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (285 302). Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Buppert C. (2015). Negligence and Malpractice. In Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (285 302). Burlington MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Jordan L. M. Quraishi J. A. & Liao J. (2013). The National Practitioner Data Bank and CRNA Anesthesia-Related Malpractice Payments. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal 81(3) 178-182.
Miller K. P. (2013). The National Practitioner Data Bank: An Annual Update. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners (9)9 576-580.
Stelmach E. I. (2015). Dismissal of the Noncompliant Patient: Is this What We Have Come to? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 11(7) 723-725.
Watson E. (2014). Nursing Malpractice: Costs Trends and Issues. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting 25(1) 26-31.
Westrick Susan J. & Jacob N. (2016). Disclosure of Errors and Apology: Law and Ethics. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 12(2) 120-126.
Required Media
Institute of Medicine. (2015 December 7). Assessing Progress on the Implementation of the Recommendations of The Future of Nursing [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMOjACA2ats
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 1 hour.
Optional Resources
Buppert C. (2016). Carolyn Buppert-Specialist in Legal and Reimbursement Issues for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians.
Goodwin B. (2016). Youve Been Sued for Malpractice: What Happens Next? Urology Times.
Kreimer S. (2015). Avoiding an EHR-Related Malpractice Suit. Contemporary OB/GYN December 39-42.