Make Your Nursing Care Malpractice Proof

Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF



Nurses need to know how to decrease the likelihood they will be sued for malpractice and understand the elements of a malpractice claim.

Purpose/Goal: To help nurses avoid malpractice claims.


1. State the elements of a malpractice claim.
2. Identify categories of malpractice claims.
3. Describe strategies for avoiding malpractice claims.


Deanna Reising is Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing in Bloomington, IN where she teaches research, critical care, and medical-surgical nursing. Dr. Reising is also the Research Clinical Nurse Specialist and Magnet Program Co-Director for Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. She leads the Falls Major Improvement team, which is aimed at infusing best practices and testing innovations to prevent falls. Dr. Reising leads research initiatives in both undergraduate nursing students at Indiana University, and research fellows at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital resulting in numerous presentations and publications. She is also a Magnet Appraiser and a Legal Nurse Consultant.

The planners and author(s) of this continuing nursing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 12/31/2014


Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00

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