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Formal process by which qualified individuals are listed in a registry.

Registration

1

Federal act that establishes privacy standards to protect patients' medical records & other related information.

HIPPA

2

Legal right granted by a government agency in compliance with a statute that authorizes and oversees the activities of a profession.

Licensure

3

"Above all, do no harm"

Primum non nocere

4

Each person is responsible for his or her own conduct, even though others may be liable as well.

Doctrine of personal liability

5

One who is controlling or directing the employee has greater responsibility than the one who is paying the employee.

* captain of the ship doctrine

Doctrine of borrowed servant

6

Recognition by an appropriate body that an individual has met a predetermined standard.

Certification

7

"The thing speaks for itself"

Res ipsa loquitur

8

AST motto- "The patient first"

Aeger primo

9

The ability to reasonably anticipate that harm or injury may result because of certain acts or omissions, such as not applying a safety strap or side rail.

Doctrine of foreseeability

10

Leaving a patient who needs care and is dependent on their presence as a caregiver.

Abandonment

11

Adverse outcome that results from the activity of health care professionals

Latrogenic injury

Ex: protection of the ulnar nerve

12

Report of an irregular or adverse patient occurrence.

Incident report

13

Description of conduct that is expected of an individual or professional in a given circumstance.

Standard of care

14

Civil wrong, may be intentional or unintentional.

Tort

15

Omission (not doing) or commission (doing) of an act that a reasonable and prudent individual would not do under the same conditions, may be associated with the phrase "departure from the standard of care".
Or a lack of skill or care

Negligence

16

Legally responsible for damages, obligation to do or not do something. May be corporate or personal.

Liability

17

System of moral principals and rules that become standard for professional conduct.

Ethics

18

Oral statement that damages a person's reputation.

Slander

19

Professional misconduct, lack of judgement or skill that results in harm to another.

Malpractice