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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1993 Sep-Oct;22(5):410-9.

Litigation, electronic fetal monitoring, and the obstetric nurse.

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Salem State College School of Nursing, Massachusetts.

Abstract

Using excerpts from actual lawsuits that allege malpractice and name obstetric nurses as defendants, this article explores the process and some possible outcomes of malpractice litigation. It discusses the duty of the nurse, the concept of reasonably prudent practice, and the role of the expert. In addition, it identifies some institutional standards that can mitigate potential damages in malpractice claims.

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