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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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Rachel Henderson, PhD, MS, RN, HCRM, is a healthcare risk manager, practiced as an inpatient clinical nurse specialist, earned her PhD 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 humor and her vast real-life experiences, she breaks down critical legal content so that you have the strategies needed to practice safely.
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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