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Accusation

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by monig monig (New) New

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What would you do as a nurse if a patient accuses you of abuse when it is not true?

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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Document, document, document! What is the specific situation? Or is this more of a hypothetical question?

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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I would try to make sure that my practice everyday was above reproach the best I could. Then.....Depending in the situation, I would document, document, document......then I would contact my malpractice insurance and contact a lawyer.

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It's just a hypothetical question. I would talk to my charge nurse and explain what was going on. Then proceed with the best care possible. I would also have another person go into the patients room with me whenever I need to to enter and document as you have mentioned.

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