Partners in Practice

Legal Issues for NPs

July 22, 201315 min
Hosted by: Mimi Secor
Guest: Julia Pallentino
Though the number of malpractice suits involving nurse practitioners is extremely low compared to other medical providers, as the number of nurse practitioners increases, so does the number of malpractice suits. Nurse practitioner Julia Pallentino, a former medical malpractice attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, joins host Mimi Secor to explain what she calls the "4 C's" of reducing risk of a lawsuit— communication, caring, competance and charting.

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