- Laurie Elston
- Full Day
- Audio and Video
- May 16, 2017
- Learn from actual trial videos
- What are the most frequent charges brought against nurses?
- Deposition tips every nurse should know
- Are you liable for the staff you supervise?
- What you need to do to make sure your charting stands up in court
- Are you up-to-date on the new nurse social media rules?
- Should you purchase malpractice insurance – or not?
- Protect your patient, yourself & your license
Regardless of the setting you currently practice in as a nurse, you need to have a clear understanding of your legal and ethical responsibilities. Protecting yourself personally and professionally can be a frightening thought. We’ve all heard the worst case scenarios.… This seminar will prepare you to evaluate risky situations so that you can immediately take the right steps to prevent unnecessary negative outcomes.
Nurse Attorney, Laurie Elston, RN, BSN, JD, will explain current nursing laws and present over 20 cases that illustrate how these laws are applied, including:
- Nursing Practice Acts and Standards of Care: Nurse Practice Acts and specialty organization standards. Watch actual trial video!
- Staffing and Supervision Issues: RN liability when supervising others. Are you liable for the staff you supervise?
- Risk Management: Ways to reduce errors and avoid claims and lawsuits. Deposition tips every nurse should know. Watch real nurses giving depositions.
- Documentation: What the law requires. How to avoid problems when charting in an EHR. Would your charting stand up in court?
- Informed Consent: Who can consent. Advanced Directives.
- Confidentiality: HIPAA myths. New nurse social media rules by ANA and NCSBN.
- Nursing Boards: Know your rights – and how to protect your license.
|Manual ZNM077355 (1.24 MB)||95 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Nursing Liability and Negligence
- Nursing standards
- 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
- 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?
- The do’s and don’ts of good charting
- Problems with EHRs
- Real charting examples and solutions
- HIPAA myths
- Nurses fired and prosecuted for breaches in confidentiality and posting online
- 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
Laurie Elston, BSN, JD, 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.
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.