Legal Nursing Certificate Course by Rosale Lobo
Are you unknowingly putting your career at risk?
It’s time to learn how you can secure your job, license, and protect yourself from potential lawsuits.
Let’s meet Jessica. Jessica had always heard, “if you don’t document, you will get in trouble.” During her orientation for a new job, her preceptor taught her how to document the unit requirements and reassured Jessica that writing much more than that was a waste of time. Jessica never questioned this, and actually thought, “I don’t need to worry about charting; the computer takes care of that. If I chart what my unit audits for, I can sleep soundly.”
2 years later… Jessica sits down quietly at the deposition table, spells her name for the court reporter and is sworn in. “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”
If this happened to Jessica, it could happen to you!
In this comprehensive certificate course in Legal Nursing, expert Rosale Lobo, PHD(C), MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC, gives you intense training on nursing documentation and litigation to transform the way you think about your nursing practice and how you document the care you provide. PLUS, leave with a Certificate in Legal Nursing and up to 19 CE hours!
- Evolution of medicine, nursing and healthcare
- The essence of the story behind litigation
- The burden of proof
- The expert witness seals the deal
- Guidelines and interpretation
- Avoiding mistakes
- Social networking and indirect care
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- Meaningful Use
- Risky electronic documentation practices
- Dangers of email, social networking, and texting
- Time management
- Software knowledge/Informatics
- Medicare and Medicaid Changes
- Incentives for participation
- Hospital Acquired Conditions
- Plaintiff complaints
- Medical record review
- Timeline chronology
- Incident reporting
- Adverse events and risk factors
- Standards that are within standards
- Deviations, real or perceived
- Errors of omission and commission
- Communicating clearly
- Credible evidence
- Avoiding ambiguity
- Recording events objectively
- Late entries and correcting errors
- Duty/Breach of Duty
- Nurse Practice Act
- State Board of Nursing
Extraneous situations will arise in nursing, making it imperative to develop intentional methods of documentation. By putting together an effective system you will decrease your chances of being sued. For the future of nursing documentation, the EMR is not the answer, a personal system of accountability is.
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