As a healthcare professional, it’s essential that you have the right insurance policies in place. However, whether you run your own practice or work as a practitioner, the insurance types differ massively.

It can be daunting knowing which policies to choose, what package to choose, and how to know you’re covered in the event of a lawsuit.

CRNA’s

Nurse anesthetists provide pain medication for patients to improve their well-being, usually to reduce pain before, during, or after surgery. If you were to provide the wrong medication, this could have significant side-effects. 

Therefore, it is important to invest in the appropriate insurance policies to protect yourself and your practice against liability. While we’re confident in your ability as a healthcare professional, sometimes we make mistakes, or something goes wrong even when we follow procedure to the tee. It’s better to be covered than not, just in case.

To find out more regarding the different insurance types and what to look for in a policy for CRNA’s, click here.

Physician’s assistant

A physician’s assistant works under the supervision of a doctor. Therefore, many professionals think that insurance is not required. However, this is not true. Although you may be covered more broadly by your employer and as a healthcare professional, you should also have your own insurance policy in your own name. This allows you to put your interests first, allowing you to look after your patients with full confidence.

Don’t get caught out; no matter how prepared you are, an accident or malpractice could occur at any time.

To find out more about what insurance policies you need as a physician’s assistant, click here.

Nurse practitioners 

Finally, nurse practitioners assess patient’s needs, run tests, diagnose diseases, and generally take care and look out for their patients. This role, like many others in the healthcare industry, contains a high level of responsibility.  

If you currently rely on your employer’s insurance, then you’re putting yourself at risk. No matter how strictly you follow protocol and general procedures, something may happen out of your control. Your employer cannot always cover for this, so you need your own nurse practitioner’s policies, just in case.

Regardless of which healthcare professional role you conduct, you should definitely consider liability and malpractice insurance at the very least. These are the most basic insurance types, but also the most essential.

To find out more concerning professional liability for nurse practitioners, click here