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Legal Risks for Nurses: Protect Yourself from the Courtroom!


Faculty:
Kathleen Martin
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC077990
Brochure Code:
PLW73659
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Imagine that you and your manager/administrator have been served with a lawsuit related to the stay of a patient that you vaguely recall some 2-3 years ago.

The failures listed in the complaint are voluminous, covering some 3 pages. You are both stone-cold petrified. What went wrong? What am I being accused of? Why me? How am I supposed to remember any of this? How can this happen to me, a stellar nurse of 20 years?

This live webcast will address all of this and provide you with pertinent information to prevent this scenario in the first place!

Healthcare today is rife with litigation against nurses. There is more accountability, reliability, autonomy, and liability. The rate of nurses becoming part of lawsuits is steadily on the rise.

Watch Legal Consultant, Kathleen Martin, RN, MSN, MPA, LNHA, CPHQ, WCC, HACP, for this critical and self-protective look into very real legal risks for nurses.

Credits


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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). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



Faculty

Kathleen Martin Related seminars and products: 1

RN, MSN, MPA, LNHA, CPHQ, WCC, HACP


KATHLEEN MARTIN, RN, MSN, MPA, LNHA, CPHQ, WCC, HACP, has 30+ years of experience in clinical and administrative roles in both hospitals and long term care/sub-acute facilities. Kathleen owns and operates K Martin Consulting which focuses on Med-Mal/Legal Nurse/Administration Legal Consulting nationwide for both Defense and Plaintiff interests.

As a legal nursing and administration expert, she performs record reviews, develops Affidavits of Merit, reports, assists with case preparation and has extensive deposition and trial experience. For the legal consultant work she performs, Kathleen draws from her past clinical positions, including work as: staff nurse, critical care CNS, Director of Nursing, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and Director/VP Quality Management.

Additionally, she remains certified in wound care, quality management, and as an accreditation specialist. Kathleen has published professionally and won the NJ Governor’s Merit Award. She has shared her expertise with nursing students through adjunct teaching roles and with groups of experienced healthcare professionals throughout the country. Her insights related to patient safety, risk management and legal trends in healthcare have been sought after throughout her travels.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kathleen Martin is an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kathleen Martin is a member of the Wound Care Ostomy Society; the American Professional Wound Care Association; and the American Association of Wound Care Professionals. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Evaluate the prevalence of nursing mistakes, with legal consequences.
  2. Explain 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. Anticipate strategies to avoid high risk errors related to falls, wounds, abuse … and more.

Outline

Nursing Liability and Negligence
  • Nursing standards
  • Duties
  • Supervision
  • Delegation
  • Multiple case studies
Nurse Practice Acts
  • Changes in scope of practice
  • Requirements every nurse must know!
  • Reporting abuse/neglect
  • Patient abandonment
Common Errors and Claims Staffing
  • Assignments
  • Rights when floating
  • Unsafe staffing
What should you do if you make an error?
  • How to document
Should you buy malpractice insurance?
  • Does it make you a target?
  • Will your employer’s coverage protect you?
Documentation
  • The do’s and don’ts of good charting
  • Problems with EHRs
  • Real charting examples and solutions
Confidentiality
  • HIPAA myths
  • Nurses fired and prosecuted for breaches in confidentiality and posting online
Informed Consent
  • Who has authority to consent?
  • Capacity to consent?
  • Plus, DNRs, End of life issues, and more
Boards of Nursing
  • Most frequent charges against nurses
  • Your rights
  • When do you need an attorney?
  • What can you do to protect your license?
  • Case examples
Nurse Whistleblower Protection Laws

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Risk Management

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