Part I: Areas of Nursing Liability

Chapter 1: Obstetrical Nursing Malpractice Issues

by Joanne McDermott, MA, RN and Gretchen Aumann, PhD, RN

Chapter 2: Neonatal Nursing Malpractice Issues

by M. Terese Verklan, PhD, CCNS, RNC

Chapter 3: Pediatric Nursing Malpractice Issues

by Susan G. Engleman, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, PNP, CLCP

Chapter 4: Critical Care Malpractice Issues

by Kathleen C. Ashton, PhD, APRN, BC and Jenny Beerman, MN, RN, LNCC

Chapter 5: Perioperative Nursing Malpractice Issues

by JoAnn Pietro, JD, RN and Dianna McCorkle, BSN, RN, CNOR

Chapter 6: Psychiatric Nursing Liability

by Linda Esposito, PhD, MPH, MSN, APRN-BC and Wanda K. Mohr, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chapter 7: Medical Surgical Malpractice Issues

by Marlene Roman, MSN, RN, ARNP, CMSRN and Beth Cohen, MSN, RNC, ARNP

Chapter 8: Respiratory Malpractice

by Hilary J. Flanders, MPH, RN-BC, RRT

Chapter 9: Orthopaedic Nursing Malpractice Issues

by Barbara J. Levin BSN, RN, ONC, LNCC and Nancy E. Mooney, MA, RNC, ONC

Chapter 10: Subacute and Long-Term Care Nursing Malpractice Issues

by Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC, Gloria Blackmon, AAS, RN, BSN, RN-BC, LNHA, and Georgette M. Bieber, RNC, LNCC

Chapter 11: Assisted Living Liability

by Sean J. Doolan, Esq. and Monica Kenny, Esq.

Chapter 12: Legal Issues in School Nursing Practice

by Marian Nowak, RN, MSN, M.Ed., MPH

Chapter 13: Managed Care Liability

by Peter A. Kolbert, Esq. and John C. Webber, Esq.

Chapter 14: Dialysis Therapy Malpractice

by Kelly L. Dyar, RN, CNN

Chapter 15: Home Healthcare Nursing Malpractice Issues

by Nanette Sulik, MSN, RN, CSN, Valerie V. Parisi, RN, CRRN, CLCP, Barbara Mladenetz Weber Berry, MSN, RN, and Mindy Cohen, RN, MSN

Chapter 16: Emergency Medical Services

by Mary E. Fakes, RN, MSN and Scott A. Mullins, AAS, EMT-P

Chapter 17: Emergency Nursing Malpractice

by Christine B. Macaulay, MSN, RN, CEN, Tammy J. Murphy, ASN, RN, CAP III, and Donna Hunter-Adkins, BSN, RN, CEN, CCM, CRRN, CLCP, LNCC

Chapter 18: Telephone Triage: A Primer for Lawyers and LNCs

by Carol Rutenberg, RN-BC, C-TNP, MNSc, M. Elizabeth Greenberg, RN-BC, C-TNP, PhD, Trish Councell, BSN RN, and Austin A. Evans, Esq.

Part II: Advanced Roles

Chapter 19: Nurse Practitioner Liability Issues

by Patricia Goode, RN, ANP/FNP

Chapter 20: Nurse Anesthesia Malpractice Issues

by F. David Rodden, CRNA, MSN, MS

Chapter 21: Midwifery Malpractice and Litigation

by Elaine K. Diegmann, CNM, ND, FACNM

Part III: Causes of Action

Chapter 22: Preventing Healthcare-Acquired Conditions Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

by Carol Ann Armenti, MA, JD

Chapter 23: Infections in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

by Ginny Lee, BBM, MBA/HCM, MSN, RN, Luke Curtis, MD, MS, CIH, Jacqueline Vance RNC, CDONA/LTC, and Lorraine M. Harkavy, RN, MS

Chapter 24: Intravenous Therapy Malpractice

by Susan Masoorli, RN

Chapter 25: Wounds

by Martie Hawkins, RN-BC, BSN, CWOCN, CCM

Chapter 26: Falls and their Consequences

by Barbara J. Levin, BSN, RN, ONC, LNCC, Kelly Shanley, MSN, RN, and Elizabeth Hill, PhD, RN, PLNC

Chapter 27: Significance of Healthcare Fraud in Nursing

by Rose Clifford, RN, Agnes Grogan, BS, RN, and Mary K. Leverock, RN, BSN, QAUR

Chapter 28: Medication Errors

by Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC, James O'Donnell, PharmD, FCP, ABCP, and David M. Benjamin, PhD, FCP, FCLM

Chapter 29: Nurses Who Kill

by Katherine Ramsland, PhD and Dana DeVito, RN

Appendix A: Medical Terminology, Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

by Ann M. Peterson, EdD, MSN, RN, CS, LNCC