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3-Day: Certificate in Legal Nursing Documentation
DVD Video
$499.99 USD
$249.99 USD
Product Details
DVD Video - 8+ hours   Instructions
18 hr 8 min
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze how the nursing standards of care can come under scrutiny.
  2. Evaluate authoritative sources.
  3. Separate care plan and the care planning process.
  4. Explore a strategic nursing documentation system.
  5. Communicate how documentation is used to decide if you are innocent or guilty in a lawsuit.
  6. Explore how to prevent risky behavior when using social media and other forms of electronic communication.
  7. Inform how to use best practice and standard of care for documenting incident reports and adverse events.
  8. Analyze the Center for Medicare and Medicaid regulatory language on nursing documentation.
  9. Formulate a strategic tool for your standard of practice.
  10. Evaluate deposition proceedings.
  11. Analyze timeline chronologies.
  12. Determine defense and plaintiff allegations.
  13. Integrate the correct practices into your documentation to reduce litigation exposure.
  14. Explore the common documentation mistakes and how to avoid/correct them.
  15. Evaluate facility policy and procedures for potential risk.
  16. Graph the litigation timeline.
  17. Formulate deposition questions as the plaintiff and/or defense teams.
  18. Practice litigation language during mock depositions.
  • Healthcare Litigation
    • Evolution of medicine, nursing
    • and healthcare
    • The essence of the story behind litigation
    • The burden of proof
    • The expert witness seals the deal
  • The Components of Documentation
    • Guidelines
    • Interpretation
    • Mistakes
    • Education
    • Social networking
    • Indirect care
  • Electronic Nursing Documentation
    • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • Meaningful Use
    • Risky electronic documentation practices
    • Dangers of email, social networking, and texting
  • Electronic Medical Record Strategies
    • Time management
    • Liability
    • Software knowledge/Informatics
  • Reimbursement and Documentation
    • Medicare and Medicaid Changes
    • Incentives for participation
    • Hospital Acquired Conditions
  • Elements of a Lawsuit
    • Plaintiff complaints
    • Medical record review
    • Timeline chronology
    • Evidence
  • Documentation When Things Go Wrong
    • Compliance
    • Regulations
    • Incident reporting
    • Adverse events
    • Risk factors
  • Ethical Issues
    • Truth telling
    • Standards that are within standards
    • Deviations, real or perceived
    • Errors of omission
    • Errors of commissions
    • Communicating clearly
  • 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


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, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Legal Nurse Consultants, and Risk Managers