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Digital Seminar

Legal Risks for Nurses: Protect Yourself from the Courtroom!


Faculty:
Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K
Duration:
6 Hours 16 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Nov 07, 2019
Product Code:
POS078115
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


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 recording 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 nurse consultant Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, MS, RN, CNS, LHRN, LNCC, for this critical and self-protective look into very real legal risks for nurses.

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The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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 6.25 contact hours. Expires: 11/07/2022.


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Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 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 6.3 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

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Faculty

Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K Related seminars and products


Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K is an innovative educator using effective strategies to help nurses to easily understand complex concepts to avoid patient crisis. She is a legal nurse consultant, licensed healthcare risk manager and published author in peer reviewed journals. Her clinical insights have been sought to evaluate medical records for compliance with standards of care, including medication errors. Rachel delivers more than basic textbook information, because her presentations tap into her extensive experience in various clinical care roles. She is known in the healthcare industry as a patient safety expert, delivers keynote speeches, and provides expert witness testimony in court regarding nursing care and documentation deficiencies. Rachel connects immediately with her audience, because her humor and entertaining presentation style turns seemingly boring topics into fun conversations.

 

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant is the Owner of Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. She is an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Nursing at Palm Beach State College. Ms. Cartwright-Vanzant receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


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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
  • 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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