Risk management helps nurses avoid claims

February 2012
Business Insurance;2/27/2012, Vol. 46 Issue 9, p16
The author cites some risk management steps that nurses should take to avoid claims and lawsuits, including good communications with patients and their families and adequate documentation.


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