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Nursing Documentation: Proven Strategies to Keep Your Patients and Your License Safe


Faculty:
Brenda Elliff
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC077820
Brochure Code:
PLW73177
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Watch expert and legal nurse consultant, Brenda Elliff, to learn how to develop a systematic approach to documentation that will keep you, your patients and your license safe.

You will learn how to identify and avoid risky documentation as well as how to correctly utilize electronic documentation and the correct technique for meaningful use.

Brenda will show you, step by step, how to overcome your most complex documentation questions and challenges.

This dynamic one-day live webcast will include tools to improve your documentation including:

  • Time-saving tips for electronic documentation and EMR use
  • Documenting compliance, incident reports, and adverse events
  • Sample strategy worksheets for ease of data collection
  • Federal government requests for charting based on meaningful use criteria
  • Dangers with social media, email, and texting
  • Examples and case studies of correct and incorrect documentation

Credits


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

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. 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 cepesi@pesi.com 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



Faculty

Brenda Elliff Related seminars and products: 3

RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC


Brenda Elliff, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC established Elliff Medical-Legal Services in 1996.  As a legal nurse consultant, she assists on both plaintiff and defense cases.  She performs record reviews, develops strategies and provides expert witness preparation.

Her work involves Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury and a variety of legal cases. Previously, Brenda worked as a Health Care Coordinator for a large law firm and taught a Legal Nurse Consultation review course.  Initially she began working with attorneys on legal cases in California and has now expanded her scope throughout the Pacific NW. 

Her clinical nursing experiences are vast and span 40 years. Brenda has worked as a staff nurse, as a nurse manager at major teaching facilities, as nurse case manager and as an adjunct nursing professor.

When not nursing, Brenda enjoys participating with a local performing group. The group has performed at the LA Christmas Parade, 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu, Washington DC Cherry Blossom Parade. 

Past nurses who have attended Brenda’s programs have appreciated the dynamic and fun way in which she can deliver excellent clinical and legal information. She has been a sought-after speaker at national, state and local levels, on a variety of topics that draw from her areas of expertise.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Brenda Elliff maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Brenda Elliff has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Identify a strategic nursing documentation system.
  2. Describe how documentation is used to decide if you are guilty or innocent in a lawsuit.
  3. Recognize the meaningful use criteria to meet reimbursement needs.
  4. List how to best use features in computerized records to ensure reimbursement.
  5. Identify how to prevent risky behavior when using social media and other forms of electronic communication.
  6. Define how to use best practice and standard of care for documenting incident reports and adverse events.
  7. Integrate the correct practices into your documentation to keep your license unblemished.
  8. Summarize the common documentation mistakes and how to avoid and/or correct them.

Outline

The Components of Documentation

  • Guidelines
  • Interpretation
  • Mistakes
  • Education
  • Social Networking
  • Indirect Care

Electronic Nursing Documentation

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
  • Meaningful Use
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
  • Risky electronic documentation practices
  • Dangers of email, social networking, and texting

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Strategies

  • Time Management
  • Liability
  • Software Knowledge
  • Meaningful Use

Reimbursement and Documentation

  • Medicare/Medicaid Changes
  • Incentives and meaningful use criteria
  • EMR Timelines
  • Hospital Acquired Conditions

Documentation When Things Go Wrong

  • Compliance
  • Regulations
  • CMC
  • Incident Reports
  • Adverse Events
  • Risk Factors

Ethical Issues

  • Truth Tellers
  • Standards
  • Deviations
  • Errors
  • Omissions
  • Communicating
  • Corrections

Avoiding Risky Documentation

  • Credible evidence
  • Avoiding Ambiguity
  • Recording events objectively
  • Late Entries
  • Correcting Errors

What if the Worst Happens?

  • Duty /Breach of Duty
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • State Board of Nursing
  • Depositions

Examples and Case Studies of Documentation

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Risk Managers

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