Q: legal liability of a clinical nurse instructor who deems a nurse competent but the nurse causes bodily harm to a patient
Clinical nurse instructor deems a nurse is competent to do a skill after watching the nurse perform the "skill" on a mannequin. The mannequin does not represent the human anatomy in a realistic manner. The nurse performs the skill on a patient without any over site by the clinical instructor and causes bodily harm and a sentinel event. What, if any, is the legal ramifications for the clinical instructor? Is there case law on this subject?
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