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3 Day: Legal Nurse Intensive Training Course


Faculty:
Brenda Elliff
Duration:
3 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC077965
Brochure Code:
PLW74447
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Are you unknowingly putting your career at risk? Perhaps you want to make sure you are practicing safely so that you never get called to the courtroom? Maybe you are interested in one day considering a lucrative side job as a Legal Nurse Consultant?

This 3 day live webcast will provide just the information you need! We know that most days nurses are literally superhuman, but mistakes can still get made. It’s time to learn how you can secure your job, license, and protect yourself from potential lawsuits.

Meet Jessica. Jessica had always heard, “if you don’t document, you will get in trouble.” During her orientation for a new job, her preceptor taught her how to document the unit requirements and reassured Jessica that writing much more than that was a waste of time. Jessica never questioned this, and actually thought, “ I don’t need to worry about charting; the computer takes care of that. If I chart what my unit audits for, I can sleep soundly.”

2 years later … Jessica sits down quietly at the deposition table, spells her name for the court reporter and is sworn in. “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” If this happened to Jessica, it could happen to you!

In this comprehensive certificate course in Legal Nursing, expert Brenda Elliff, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC provides intense training on nursing documentation and litigation to transform the way you think about your nursing practice and how you document the care you provide.

PLUS, leave with a Certificate in Legal Nursing and up to 19 CE hours!

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. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. 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 19.0 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 19.0 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 19.0 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 19.0 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 1140 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. 



Handouts

Faculty

Brenda Elliff Related seminars and products: 3

RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC


Brenda Elliff, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC established Elliff Medical-Legal Services in 1996.  As a legal nurse consultant, she assists on both plaintiff and defense cases.  She performs record reviews, develops strategies and provides expert witness preparation.

Her work involves Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury and a variety of legal cases. Previously, Brenda worked as a Health Care Coordinator for a large law firm and taught a Legal Nurse Consultation review course.  Initially she began working with attorneys on legal cases in California and has now expanded her scope throughout the Pacific NW. 

Her clinical nursing experiences are vast and span 40 years. Brenda has worked as a staff nurse, as a nurse manager at major teaching facilities, as nurse case manager and as an adjunct nursing professor.

When not nursing, Brenda enjoys participating with a local performing group. The group has performed at the LA Christmas Parade, 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu, Washington DC Cherry Blossom Parade. 

Past nurses who have attended Brenda’s programs have appreciated the dynamic and fun way in which she can deliver excellent clinical and legal information. She has been a sought-after speaker at national, state and local levels, on a variety of topics that draw from her areas of expertise.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Brenda Elliff maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Brenda Elliff has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, RNotes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide, 5th Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the card deck, Just One Thing Card Deck, please visit our product store.


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. 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. Identify a strategic nursing documentation system.
  5. Describe how documentation is used to decide if you are innocent or guilty in a lawsuit.
  6. Identify how to prevent risky behavior when using social media and other forms of electronic communication.
  7. Define how to use 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. Explain defense and plaintiff allegations.
  13. Integrate the correct practices into your documentation to reduce litigation exposure.
  14. Summarize the common documentation mistakes and how to avoid/correct them
  15. Evaluate facility policy and procedures for potential risk.
  16. Illustrate the litigation timeline
  17. Formulate deposition questions as the plaintiff and/or defense teams.
  18. Practice litigation language during mock depositions.

Outline

Healthcare Litigation
  • Evolving trends in nursing litigation today
  • The essence of the story behind litigation
  • The burden of proof
  • The expert witness seals the deal. Understand the impact.
  • Learn whether you should (or shouldn’t) have your own malpractice coverage
The Components of Documentation
  • Guidelines and interpretation
  • Avoiding mistakes
  • A lawyer’s secret weapon: Time stamping on YOUR documentation
  • Social networking and indirect care
  • Timeline chronology and mapping the case
Electronic Nursing Documentation
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Meaningful Use
  • Risky electronic documentation practices
  • Charting by exception
  • Dangers of email, social networking, and texting
  • Should you make a late chart entry? Or not …?
  • Avoid the hazards of dropdown boxes in your medical record system
Electronic Medical Record Strategies
  • Time management
  • Liability
  • Software knowledge/Informatics
  • Does the case have merit?
Reimbursement and Documentation
  • Medicare and Medicaid Changes
  • Incentives for participation
  • Hospital Acquired Conditions
Elements of a Lawsuit
  • Plaintiff complaints
  • Medical record review
  • Timeline chronology
  • Evidence
  • Plaintiff deposition testimony
Documentation: When Things Go Wrong
  • Compliance
  • Unsafe processes
  • Regulations
  • Incident reporting
  • Adverse events and risk factors
  • When to ask/demand help from a supervisor
  • When the patient must transfer out
  • Standards that are within standards
  • Deviations, real or perceived
  • Errors of omission and commission
  • Communicating clearly
  • Defense deposition testimony
Avoiding Risky Documentation
  • Credible evidence
  • Avoiding ambiguity
  • Recording events objectively
  • Late entries and correcting errors
What if the Worst Happens
  • Duty/Breach of Duty
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • State Board of Nursing
  • Depositions

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Nurse Educators
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Risk Management
  • Paralegals
  • Attorneys

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