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Legal Risks for Nurses: Protect Yourself from the Courtroom!


Speaker:
Rachel Henderson, PhD, MS, RN, HCRM
Duration:
6 Hours 16 Minutes
Copyright:
Nov 07, 2019
Publisher:
PESI, Inc.
Product Code:
RNV078115
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


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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Speaker

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Rachel Henderson, PhD, MS, RN, HCRM, is an expert speaker on topics focused on legal aspects of healthcare, nursing documentation, and regulatory compliance. Her 22 years as a legal nurse consultant, inpatient clinical nurse specialist and healthcare risk manager (HCRM) bring life to her presentations by sharing real case scenarios. She is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and past president of the Florida Speakers Association (FSA). She is a published author in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. In addition to owning a medical and legal consulting business, she has her PhD in Public Policy and Administration: Law and Policy. Rachel works with law firms and healthcare organizations, evaluating medical records for compliance with standards of care and applicable regulations. She has been an expert witness for medical negligence cases for both the plaintiff and the defense.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Rachel Henderson has employment relationships with Medical Legal Concepts, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Palm Beach State College. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Henderson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Rachel Henderson is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.


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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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