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This course begins with a brief review of the legal elements and most common types of nursing negligence. It offers practical guidance and application to help nursing professionals prevent acts of negligence in the workplace. The course also provides several scenarios to test understanding of situations where nursing negligence may or may not be occurring. To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overview and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test.
    • Agenda

    • Define nursing negligence
    • Describe the four legal components of nursing negligence
    • Explain the importance of and identify the 5 “R’s” of delegation
    • Identify and describe the common forms of nursing negligence
    • Explain what can be done to prevent acts of negligence in the workplace
    • Identify various practical situations in which acts of negligence may or may not be occurring

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