Home Health & Hospice

What are some ways that home health nurses can protect themselves against culpability after the occurrence of an adverse event?

Homecare Insider, August 31, 2015

Whenever there has been an adverse event, your organization’s policies will be reviewed by the department of public health, the board of nurse examiners, and—if the given case suggests negligence—agency attorneys. You can protect yourself against culpability during these activities by demonstrating:
  • Accurate documentation in the clinical record
  • Accurate, timely incident reporting
  • Compliance with established policies
  • Cooperativeness in the follow-up investigation