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Seven legal tips for safe nursing practice

Austin, Sally ADN, BGS, CPC-A, JD

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000312623.89681.3b

Use these pointers to help provide safe patient care and reduce the risk of lawsuits.

In Brief

Keep your patients safe and protect yourself from legal problems by focusing on seven key areas of nursing liability.

Author Information

Sally Austin is assistant general counsel at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Ga.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationship related to this article.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.