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Digital Seminar

Documentation & Practice Pitfalls for Med-Surg Nurses


Speaker:
Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
Duration:
2 Hours 03 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Jun 23, 2023
Product Code:
POS078587
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

The complexity of Medical-Surgical Nursing places nurses at an increased risk for being involved in a malpractice lawsuit. Does your documentation show that your patient care aligns with best-practice or is there reasonable doubt? This session will help you to avoid common practice and documentation pitfalls in medical-surgical nursing.

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Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 06/04/2026.


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PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Speaker

Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC's Profile

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Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, has 40 years of varied nursing experiences that includes administration, nursing faculty, staff nurse, extensive experience as a nursing professional development practitioner with a focus in leadership development, and work as an education and legal consultant. Pam has served as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense medical malpractice cases, specific to nursing. She is dually certified in medical-surgical nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, is also certified in nursing professional development, and has a proven track record of helping nurses achieve certification in medical-surgical nursing and nursing professional development.

Pam’s accomplishments include being a published author in nursing journals and textbooks, and just recently authored a medical-surgical certification review book. Pam has served on the advisory panel for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has been the recipient of various awards for her contribution to education and nursing professional development, and was a flight nurse in the United States Air Force Reserve. Pam presents nationally on clinical and legal topics and is known for her ability to engage the audience.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Pamela Collins maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Atrium Health System. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Pamela Collins is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the § Association for Nursing Professional Development.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Objectives

  1. Describe the relevance of selected legal terms to clinical practice.
  2. Identify element of a lawsuit.
  3. Perform patient assessment and monitoring with increased precision.
  4. Describe how to document high-risk situations.

Outline

Trends in Nursing Malpractice
  • Lawsuit statistics for nursing malpractice
  • Legal Terms every nurse should know
  • How a case becomes a case
Pitfalls to Avoid
  • Assessment and monitoring
  • Provider notification
  • Documentation of high-risk situations
    • Patient refusal
    • Patient emergencies
    • Medication administration
    • Hand-off communication

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants

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