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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; to work long hours; and 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. This information addresses 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.

Runtime: 90 minutes
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Agenda

Introduction

  • The Forgotten Aim in Health Equity
  • Electronic Health Records

Medical Mistakes

  • Errors With Catastrophic Outcomes
  • Patient Safety Strategies

Trends in Nursing Litigation Environment

  • Nurses Role Change in Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Nurse as Custodian
  • Nurse as Clinician

Legal and Ethical Implications

  • Hospital Duties Owed to Patients
  • Liability
  • Delegation
  • Negligence

Medical Malpractice - a Meritorious Case

  • Standard of Care
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Documentation

Avoid Malpractice Allegations

  • Professional Practices
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Incident Reports
  • Documentation Vulnerabilities

Prevent Liability Claims

  • Nursing Care
  • Plan of Care
  • Communication

Discovery of Information During Litigation

  • Patient Information
  • Clinician Information
  • Electronic Communication

Laws/Statutes

  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Nurse Practice Act

Federal Agencies

  • Centers for 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

Avoiding Legally Risky Documentation

Running Stop Signs

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on January 21, 2019.

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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • RN - ANCC 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. dba Lorman Education Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants receive 1.5 contact hours for this program. To receive a certificate of successful completion, you are required to complete and return an evaluation form. There are no conflicts of interest to report. There was no commercial support received for the planning of this program. No endorsement of products or off-label use will occur at this program.
     

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Faculty

Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., M.S., RN, LHRM

Rachel Cartwright, Ph.D., M.S., RN, LHRM

Medical Legal Concepts, LLC

  • Founder and CEO of Medical Legal Concepts, LLC
  • National speaker on health care-related topics including regulatory compliance, in-person, webinar, and virtual
  • Provides consultation for health care institutions addressing quality and compliance issues
  • Author of several publications related to legal aspects of documentation and standards of care
  • President-elect, Florida Speakers Association; and member of National Speakers Association, American Nurses Association, and American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers
  • Host and producer of the https://legalnurseconsultantsummit.com/
  • Owner of Medical Legal Concepts Academy https://mlcacademy.thinkific.com/
  • Ph.D. degree in public policy and administrations: law and public policy; master’s degree in nursing; licensed health care risk manager
  • Can be contacted at 800-259-8058 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 403893
Published 2019
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