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Which statement is a guideline to help nurses protect themselves from liability?



A. Follow all physician s orders.
B. Do what the client desires even though the nurse may disagree.
C. Practice within the scope of the state s nurse practice Act.
D. Obtain malpractice insurance.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Practice within the scope of the state\ s nurse practice act.-rationale: the nurse practice act outlines acceptable standards for nursing for a particular state. practicing within those guidelines will protect the nurse from liability. the nurse shouldnt follow all physicians orders because physicians may not be aware of guidelines for nurses and may delegate inappropriate treatment or practice for the nurse. the client doesnt know standards of care and isnt responsible for the nurses actions. insurance wont prevent a liability suit, it will only assist the nurse if a suit should be filed.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: knowledgereference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 99.
 

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