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Legal Issues Facing Health Care Workers on a Daily Basis

Gain a refresher on common legal issues that you must know about in order to stay out of malpractice claims and litigation.

Nurses are expected to do more with less; are expected to work long hours; and are expected to deliver high standard of care. Government regulations, state laws and the threat of litigation lingering require that nurses remain knowledgeable of the latest and most current information that affects their clinical practice and be aware of the legal implication of documentation in the medical record regardless whether it is an electronic format or handwritten. Understanding the legal implications of health care is frequently stated: It's not if you get sued but when you get sued. There has been an increase in the number of malpractice cases in part, due to an increased awareness of patients' and consumers' rights. Nurses have to bear heavy responsibilities. Failure to fulfill these responsibilities may result in allegations of negligence that can lead to malpractice lawsuits. Allegations of negligence can arise against a nurse from almost any action or failure to act that result in patient injury. Learn about related laws and regulations, malpractice, and ways of preventing malpractice allegations by defining the relevant issues nurses are facing in health care on a daily basis.

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Agenda

Claims in Litigation

  • Most Common Liability Locations
  • Most Common Allegations
  • Most Common Injuries
  • Medication Errors

Trends in Nursing Litigation Environment

  • Nursing Role Change in Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Nurse as Custodian; Nurse as Clinician
  • Potential Risks for Nurse as Clinician

The Legal Medical Records

  • Handwritten; Electronic
  • HIPAA Compliance

Malpractice Allegations

  • Standard of Care
  • Policies and Procedures

Avoid Malpractice Allegations

  • Professional Practices
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Incident Reports
  • Documentation Vulnerabilities
  • Medical Equipment Liability

Prevent Liability Claims

  • Nursing Care
  • Communication
  • Nursing Knowledge and Skills
  • Delegation

Discovery of Information During Litigation

  • Patient Information
  • Clinician Information
  • Electronic Information

Laws/Statutes

  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Nurse Practice Act

Federal Agencies

  • Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Regulatory Compliance

  • Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • The Joint Commission
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

Risk Management Recommendations

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Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, PhD, MS, RN, LHRM

Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, PhD, MS, RN, LHRM

Medical Legal Concepts, LLC

  • Owner and CEO of Medical Legal Concepts, LLC
  • Works with law firms and health care organizations evaluating medical records for compliance with standards of care and applicable regulations
  • Keynote: Patient Safety Conference: Martinsburg WVA (2015); Coveys Risk Management Conference (2015)
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse and a Healthcare Risk Manager with more than three decades of clinical, consulting and professional speaking experience
  • An innovative educator and she has the ability to make complex concepts understandable and clinically useful
  • Published writer in peer reviewed journals and textbooks
  • Has been an expert witness for medical negligence cases for both the plaintiff and the defense
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Product ID: 397609
Published 2016
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