Product Detail

Legal Risks for Nurses
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Details:
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
LAURIE R. ELSTON, RN, BSN, JD
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
5/16/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV077355
Objectives
  • Analyze common errors and claims against nurses.
  • Explain some of the steps a nurse can take to help avoid claims.
  • Understand the laws on documentation and rules of good charting.
  • Identify the new nurse rules on social media.
  • Determine who can provide informed consent.
  • Evaluate issues pertinent to Advanced Directives and End of Life care.
  • Recognize my rights if the Nursing Board takes action against my license.
  • Interpret employment laws and Nurse Whistleblower Protections.
Outline

Nursing Liability and Negligence

  • Nursing standards
  • Duties
  • Supervision
  • Delegation
  • Multiple case studies

Nurse Practice Acts

  • Changes in scope of practice
  • Requirements every nurse must know!
  • Reporting abuse/neglect
  • Patient abandonment

Common Errors and Claims Staffing

  • Assignments
  • Rights when floating
  • Unsafe staffing

What should you do if you make an error?

  • How to document

Should you buy malpractice insurance?

  • Does it make you a target?
  • Will your employer's coverage protect you?

Documentation

  • The do's and don'ts of good charting
  • Problems with EHRs
  • Real charting examples and solutions

Confidentiality

  • HIPAA myths
  • Nurses fired and prosecuted for breaches in confidentiality and posting online

Informed Consent

  • Who has authority to consent?
  • Capacity to consent?
  • Plus, DNRs, End of life issues, and more

Boards of Nursing

  • Most frequent charges against nurses
  • Your rights
  • Case examples

Nurse Whistleblower Protection Laws

Author

LAURIE R. ELSTON, RN, BSN, JD

Laurie Elston 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.

Speaker Disclosures:

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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