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Nursing Negligence: Even If It's Not Your Fault, It Will Be Your Problem
Nursing Negligence: Even If It's Not Your Fault, It Will Be Your Problem

Where:   MONROEVILLE, PA

When:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Jessica attended a nursing program with stellar faculty and great internships. She had always heard, "if you don't document, you will get in trouble". No one could explain what that meant. During her orientation as a new graduate, her preceptor taught her how to document the unit requirements and reassured her that writing much more was a waste of time. Jessica never questioned otherwise. At this time in her career, Jessica was thinking… "I don't worry much about charting; the computer takes care of that. As long as I chart what my unit audits for, I can sleep soundly."

2 years later… Jessica sat down quietly at the deposition table, her head hung low and she hadn't slept in months. They asked her to say and spell her name for the court reporter and she was sworn in. "Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?"

If this could happen to Jessica, it could happen to you. But how did this happen? How did what Jessica charted turn into a deposition proceeding? How does this happen to any good nurse?

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. Join Legal Nurse Consultant, Rosale Lobo, for this interesting and intriguing look into nursing documentation. This intense workshop will immerse you into the world of nursing from a litigious viewpoint.

Don't end up like Jessica. Learn how to protect yourself, so you can sleep soundly tonight.

What Your Colleagues Have Said…

"I encourage other nurses to make time to attend this conference. We all need to understand the risks, as there are so many. I am leaving here knowing I will be able to better document the patient care I provide."

"Speaker's personal experiences - clinical and legal - were very interesting! Just a wealth of information!"

"Rosale is an engaging and dynamic speaker. I will be making changes to my practice as a result!"

"I really felt she embodied the essence of nursing. The topics sparked many questions from the audience, which Rosale was able to answer thoroughly. Fantastic presenter!"
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

  1. Plan to use factual tactics to stay out of court.
  2. Assess time stamping in your charting for contemporaneous patient accounts.
  3. Explain deposition behaviors that favor your credibility.
  4. Summarize hazards of inconsistent use of drop down boxes.
  5. Distinguish between defense counsel that is for or against you.
  6. Formulate habits that keep your license safe.
  7. Analyze the chart specific to your specialty.
  8. Contrast between poor and exceptional quality charting.
  9. Summarize common charting mistakes and how to avoid them.
Program Outline

  • Time Stamping - It's a Crucial Variable
    • Lawyers' secret weapon
    • What you don't realize
    • Being ahead of the team
    • The sneaky truth about timing in litigation
  • Depositions
    • Being called to testify
    • You could be next, seriously
    • Silently waiting your turn
    • Preparing for the worst
    • The alarming facts about nursing and litigation
  • Technology in the Nurses' World
    • The medical record is just a machine
    • Charting by exception - a meaningless phrase
    • Minimalist charting could spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e
    • Knowing your gadgets or asking for help
  • Drop Down Boxes: Avoid the Risks
    • You could lose credibility
    • Choosing your options carefully
    • When your options are absent
    • What the lawyers interpret from mishaps
  • Nursing Limits, Expectations & Responsibilities
    • Your license is your shingle
    • Copying/Pasting… it's a mistake
    • Finding the rules and regulations to guide you
    • Standing your ground, knowing your limits
  • The Crime Scene
    • The body speaks for itself
    • The silent witnesses
    • Others are also telling the story
    • The circumstantial evidence
    • Elements of a lawsuit
  • Your Worst Fears
    • Case studies
    • Actual depositions
    • Role of the plaintiff
    • Avoid becoming the defendant
Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

ROSALE LOBO, PHD, MSN, RN, CNS, LNCC

Rosale Lobo has 30 years of combined experience as a direct care nurse, faculty, administrator, and legal nurse consultant. Rosale is a staff nurse at a large teaching hospital in Connecticut and serves as clinical faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. She began working with attorneys in North Carolina and expanded her independent legal nurse consulting practice to New York, Georgia, Colorado, and Connecticut. Plaintiff medical malpractice attorneys have utilized her expertise as both an expert witness and a "behind-the-scenes" consultant.

Rosale is a BSN graduate from Long Island University, earned her master's degree from Hunter College with magna cum laude distinction and her PhD from Walden University, focusing her dissertation research on Nursing Documentation. Rosale is the author of Guilty or Innocent: Protecting Your License Through Proper Nursing Documentation (PHC Publishing Group, 2012). She is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, past educational board member for the Connecticut Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and the American Society of Public Administration.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rosale Lobo is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College. She receives royalties as an author for PESI Publishing & Media. Ms. Lobo receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Rosale Lobo has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


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