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Upcoming Webinar: Nursing and Criminal Negligence

last updated: July 13, 2022

Canadian Nurses Protective Society Nursing Week Webinar: Nursing and Criminal Negligence

Due to popular demand, we have brought back our webinar on Nursing and Criminal Negligence. In a recent American court decision, a nurse was criminally charged after unintentionally administering the wrong medication to a patient, causing death. The nurse now faces several years in prison. This incident has led to many questions throughout the nursing community, including whether the sentencing is proportionate to the error and what impact this ruling may have on the reporting of medication errors and patient safety. 

On May 13th 2022, the sentencing decision for the nurse in the US case that was discussed in the initial webinar was released.  The court ordered probation rather than a prison term. The sentencing judge noted that the nurse had expressed credible remorse.

This webinar will take place on  July 20th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST. Registration is free for CNPS beneficiaries and nursing students. Be sure to register early, as space is limited!
Register here.

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