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3 Day: Legal Nurse Intensive Training Course

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Analyze how the nursing standards of care can come under scrutiny.
  2. Evaluate authoritative sources.
  3. Distinguish between a care plan and the care planning process.
  4. Evaluate a strategic nursing documentation system.
  5. Defend how documentation is used to decide if you are innocent or guilty in a lawsuit.
  6. Propose how to prevent risky behavior when using social media and other forms of electronic communication.
  7. Apply best practice and standard of care for documenting incident reports and adverse events.
  8. Analyze the Center for Medicare and Medicaid regulatory language on nursing documentation.
  9. Formulate a strategic tool for your standard of practice.
  10. Evaluate deposition proceedings
  11. Analyze timeline chronologies.
  12. Develop defense and plaintiff allegations, in response to the same scenario.
  13. Integrate the correct practices into your documentation to reduce litigation exposure.
  14. Distinguish common documentation mistakes and how to avoid/correct them
  15. Evaluate facility policy and procedures for potential risk.
  16. Extrapolate the litigation timeline
  17. Formulate deposition questions as the plaintiff and/or defense teams.
  18. Practice litigation language during mock depositions.

Outline

Healthcare Litigation

The Components of Documentation Electronic Nursing Documentation Electronic Medical Record Strategies Reimbursement and Documentation Elements of a Lawsuit Documentation: When Things Go Wrong Avoiding Risky Documentation What if the Worst Happens

Copyright : 12/10/2019

Legal Risks for Nurses: Protect Yourself from the Courtroom!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate the prevalence of nursing mistakes, with legal consequences.
  2. Analyze common legal pitfalls in nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrate the three major areas the plaintiff must prove: existence of duty, breach of duty and injury.
  4. Assess documentation samples to avoid litigation and regulatory deficiencies.
  5. Distinguish a nurses’ trial appearance and presentation, to contribute beneficially to the case.
  6. Appraise strategies to avoid high risk errors related to falls, wounds, abuse … and more.

Outline

Nursing Liability and Negligence

Nurse Practice Acts Common Errors and Claims Staffing What should you do if you make an error? Should you buy malpractice insurance? Documentation Confidentiality Informed Consent Boards of Nursing Nurse Whistleblower Protection Laws

Copyright : 11/07/2019