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Treating addiction is no small feat… but what do you do when the person struggling with substance abuse is your colleague, or worse - YOURSELF?
Experienced nurse attorney Laurie Elston, RN, BSN, JD, has represented nurses in Board of Nursing cases and will provide answers to critical questions like:
And if you are the one abusing drugs…
This career – AND LIFE – saving course will thoroughly explain your responsibilities when the impaired nurse is a colleague. Along with ways to seek treatment and protect your license, if you happen to be the one with a substance abuse problem.
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Laurie Elston, BSN, JD, is a Nurse Attorney with over 20 years of experience as an attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Gonzaga University, and was on Law Review. She has represented health care providers in malpractice and disciplinary cases throughout her career. She has also been a Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem. She has been licensed as an attorney in both California and Washington. Laurie maintains an active law practice: www.NursingLawCenter.com.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she obtained a BSN and worked as a registered nurse for over seven years in a large acute care medical center. During this time, she also worked as an assistant head nurse and charge nurse.
Since becoming an attorney, she has taught tort law at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Nursing Law classes across the country for groups and institutions. In addition, she teaches a Legal Nurse Consulting Training Course nationwide, and on DVD for home study. She is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal topics.
Financial: Laurie Elston maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Laurie Elston is a member of the California State Bar Association; the Washington State Bar Association; and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
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