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Digital Seminar

Legal Risks in Nursing Documentation – Use Extreme Caution When Skimming the Facts


Faculty :
Rosale Lobo
Duration:
2 Hours 59 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Feb 27, 2018
Product Code:
POS077790
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

The nurse was so busy that day. You know how it goes... She didn’t even have time to eat.

It was the day shift and there was a flurry of orders coming in and some were being changed soon after. She had to admit, it was difficult to keep up. She doesn’t recall all the details, but she does remember how scared she felt when the family came in complaining, questioning every medication and treatment she was administering, and fishing through the trash can for discarded “evidence”. Then they asked to speak with patient relations. It was another 2 years before she was called into a lawyer’s office to discuss the care she provided that day.

It is no secret there is an intimate connection between what we chart, how we care for patients, and patient outcomes. What is that connection? How does what you chart - or don’t chart - about a patient become the facts in a nursing malpractice case? Mistakes and near misses happen often. You know there is only so much you can do in a shift. Rosale Lobo PhD, RN, LNCC, will give you expert tips on how to decrease the legal risks that nurses all too often encounter.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Faculty

Rosale Lobo Related seminars and products: 8

PhD, MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC, Adjunct Professor

Southern Connecticut State University


Rosale Lobo, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC, has been a nursing professional for more than 29 years. She serves as clinical faculty at Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College (New Haven, CT) while completing her PhD research at Walden University. Rosale began working with attorneys in North Carolina and expanded her independent legal nurse consulting practice to New York, Georgia, Colorado, and Connecticut. Plaintiff medical malpractice attorneys have utilized her expertise as both an expert witness and a “behind-the-scenes” consultant.


Rosale is a BSN graduate from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY (1986) and she graduated magna cum laude with her master’s degree from Hunter College, NY. Rosale is the author of Guilty or Innocent, Protecting Your License Through Proper Nursing Documentation (PHC Publishing Group, 2012). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, past educational board member for the Connecticut Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and American Society of Public Administration, and a current board member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Speaker Disclosure: 


Financial:  Rosale Lobo is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media. Ms. Lobo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial:  Rosale Lobo has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.  


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Recognize why skimming the facts can damage your license.
  2. Dissect the connection between your charted words and the truth.
  3. Examine the lawyers view on your documentation.
  4. Transform your understanding of “trust but verify”.
  5. Analyze legal cases to become an expert at charting.
  6. Compare your previous charting with your future charting.

Outline

The Truth About Documentation (that nursing school never taught you)
  • The care plan: Facts vs. fiction
  • Clinical application and critical thinking: What the attorneys don’t want you to know
  • Learning to think defensively
10 Facts About Being a Nurse Litigant
  • The emotional turmoil associated with litigation
  • The scenario that lasts a professional lifetime
  • There is such a thing as being prepared for questioning
Nursing's Role in Increasing Safe and Effective Healthcare Delivery
  • The increasing demand for accountability
  • The regulations that effect their bottom line - and our sanity
  • Using the correct “tone” to communicate your message

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators

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