Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this very timely and fascinating subject for us. A former nurse was charged, criminally prosecuted, and in March 2022, convicted of gross neglect of an impaired adult and negligent homicide for a 2017 fatal drug error. This webinar approaches the facts and circumstances, which led to the fatal error, the role that Automatic Dispensing Cabinets (ADCs) played in the process in order to prevent similar situations. The purpose is to inform participants of a myriad of items so that facilities can evaluate and implement appropriate safeguards, train nurses and other staff, and take corrective actions before an adverse patient outcome occurs. What happened here is preventable and nurses should not flee the profession, especially because of the compassion shown by the judge.
This webinar will cover the following objectives:
1. Appreciate the timeline of events and the role that varies parties allegedly played, including Automatic
2. Understand the process and the interplay of different proceedings
3. Learn compliance tips to prevent a similar outcome