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Digital Seminar

Nursing Documentation: Legal Protection for Times of Chaos

Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC
13 Hours 51 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 07, 2021
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How would you feel to have peace of mind following each shift, knowing you had delivered care the way you wanted to AND documented the details that really mattered? The chaos of the work we do can make it difficult to ever feel you are truly on top of all the details. But you try. And you try very hard.  

Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC, is determined to help make your tough job a little easier.  She wants to make sure you feel a little more confident in all that you do. Rosale has vast experiences in clinical practice roles, management positions and extensive work as an independent legal nurse consultant with plaintiff attorneys. Her expertise will be evident. She will share best current legal practices so you know the words, phrases, and messages your charting is sending to the ‘reader’.

Getting all the tools necessary to keep pace with charting practices can alleviate many feelings of uncertainty. Proper nursing documentation relies on a series of steps and systems that will personalize your charting. It doesn’t mean longer charting sessions, it means creating a succinct method that demystifies the charting process, while anticipating any legal moves against you. This is one training you can’t afford to miss!


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. 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 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 your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

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* Credit Note - Ethics

This self-study activity includes 1.5 hours of General ethics instruction. Not all boards allow ethics credit for self-study products. If ethics is not specified within your licensing board’s approval statement below, please contact your board to determine the applicability and amount of ethics allowed.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 13.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 13.5 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - 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 13.8 self-study contact hours. Please email 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

This self-study activity qualifies for 13.75 continuing education clock hours 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.



Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC's Profile

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Rosale Lobo, PhD, RN, MSN, LNC, has been a registered nurse for 37 years in the capacity of a nurse, legal nurse consultant, administrator, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Working with people in hospitals, clinics, and home care settings allowed her to study patients and healthcare professional’s experiences from various perspectives.

Dr. Lobo earned her PhD (2017), with research demonstrating the importance of educating nurses on documentation and patient safety. Her company, Lobo Consulting Group, LLC partners with medical malpractice attorneys nationwide to support their pursuit of justice for their clients. Through her versatile background, she has acquired expertise in the nuances and complexities of healthcare litigation and documentation. As a speaker, Dr. Lobo continues to travel the country speaking with nurses and healthcare systems about the pathways to safer practice patterns.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rosale Lobo has an employment relationship with Southern Connecticut State University. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rosale Lobo has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  1. Analyze a chart like a lawyer.
  2. Determine key sources of evidence used against us.
  3. Appraise the concept of time stamping and the tremendous value it holds.
  4. Plan and experience the deposition process.
  5. Evaluate a COVID-19 case for care and potential litigation.
  6. Demonstrate the value of a timeline chronology.
  7. Distinguish between care plans and the care planning process.
  8. Evaluate policies and procedures for potential risks.
  9. Compose a plan for a ransomware attack on your facilities software.
  10. Propose what clinical documentation integrity means to you.
  11. Develop defense tactics for deposition and beyond.
  12. Determine the relationship between Magnet status and litigation outcomes.
  13. Investigate delegation specifics and the professional nurses’ responsibilities.
  14. Manage risky situations to report the facts with ease.


The Real Components of Nursing Negligence 

  • Damage control for every nurse
  • Surviving any allegation
  • Strengthening your position of innocence 
  • Overcoming the fear of litigation 

Charting with Guidance during Pandemic Crises

  • Recipes for following the rules of nursing negligence laws
  • Locating the policies that apply to your practice
  • Managing the aftermath of disruption
  • Promoting the confidence in your practice
  • Protecting your position when COVID is rampant 

Mid-Level Providers and Identified Risks

  • Codes of Federal regulations and your license
  • Legal implications for telehealth and your responsibilities
  • Determining the accuracy of your assessments

Charting Can Feel Dangerous at Work 

  • Understanding cyber attacks 
  • Paper charting might be your only way out
  • Key elements to outlining patients’ progress
  • Using key terms to set yourself free

Trends in Litigation 

  • New hot spots for attorneys
  • Technology, software, and ethics
  • Clinical documentation integrity 
  • Nursing home litigation
  • Discharge planning and utilization
  • Magnet status and litigation relationships

Dissecting the Chart Like a Pro

  • Transferring the attorney’s thoughts into your own
  • Seeking the resources to understand the rules
  • Managing the case review like a pro
  • Preparing for deposition, just in case

Target Audience

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


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