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DVD

Legal Risks for Nurses: Protect Yourself from the Courtroom!


Faculty:
Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K
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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Faculty

Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K's Profile

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Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K, is a Healthcare Risk Manager, practiced as an inpatient clinical nurse specialist, earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and owns a legal consulting business, Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. She is an expert in the healthcare industry with 38 years of clinical, consulting, and testifying experience.

Rachel has taught more than 75,000 healthcare professionals throughout her travels. She understands that connecting with the audience is the magic that separates good seminars from memorable ones. Through her humor and her vast real-life experiences, she breaks down critical legal content so that you have the strategies needed to practice safely.

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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Program Information

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Access never expires for this product.


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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