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Lessons learned from medical malpractice claims involving critical care nurses.

Myers LC, Heard L, Mort E. Lessons learned from medical malpractice claims involving critical care nurses. Am J Crit Care. 2020;29(3):174-181. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2020341.

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August 5, 2020
Myers LC, Heard L, Mort E. Am J Crit Care. 2020;29(3):174-181.

This study reviewed medical malpractice claims data between 2007 and 2016 to describe the types of patient safety events involving critical care nurses. Decubitus ulcers were the most common diagnosis in claims involving ICU nurses and compared to nurses in emergency departments and operating rooms, ICU nurses were likely to have a malpractice claim alleging failure to monitor.

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Myers LC, Heard L, Mort E. Lessons learned from medical malpractice claims involving critical care nurses. Am J Crit Care. 2020;29(3):174-181. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2020341.