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For Those Interested in Legal Nursing :The Cause Of 1 In 4 Surgery Errors

  By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 07/26/2013 09:07 AM EDT on LiveScience Technology or equipment issues cause one in four operating room errors, and device checks before surgery could prevent some of them, a new study finds. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a good article about how lack of proper use of technology can lead to errors in surgery.  Those interested in Legal Nursing, should also find this article interesting #legalnursingonlineprogram See on www.huffingtonpost.com

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Online Legal Nursing – Retirement Home Abuse.

  American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Online Legal Nursing Reports Retirement Home Abuse On The Rise. The Legal News Line, an online legal nursing site, announced that complaints of abuse in nursing homes is on the rise.   Ohio DA General Mike DeWine states that he will put an end to this abuse. See on legalnewsline.com

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legal issues in nursing You might face.

legal issues in nursing You might face.

Legal Responsibilities in Nursing         Legal issues in nursing are nearly always related to potential harm to the patient. The most egregious example of harm, active euthanasia, is illegal in every state – even Oregon’s euthanasia statute is under legal review – and a nurse who commits such acts can be charged with murder. But other seemingly minor problems may also have legal consequences. A medication error, failure to document, failure to report changes in the patient’s condition or acting outside of the scope of practice can land a nurse in court.   Standards of nursing care

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role of a legal nurse consultant

role of a legal nurse consultant

It sounded so easy. On the strength of an opinion piece about the nursing shortage I wrote for the Dallas Morning News, an attorney contacted me in the spring of 2002.“I’d like to send you… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good story of a nurse who entered the legal nurse profession and her story about her climb.  The role of a legal nurse consultant is an interesting one.   You begin as a nurse and then advance toward your educational goal as a legal nursing professional.  If you are interested in learning more, please review our program. #legalnurseconsultingeducation See

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Legal Nurse Consulting Study: Case Payouts.

Legal Nurse Consulting Study: Case Payouts.

Most People Think of Surgical Errors or Birth Injuries, But Think Again. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Legal Nurse Consulting Study On Cases That Dominate Payouts. Wondering what types of medical malpractice cases dominate payouts?   Legal nursing has shown that diagnostic errors are the highest.   For more on this legal nurse consulting study please check out this article. See on ridgefield.patch.com

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Legal Nurse Consultants – Don’t Delay with your Personal Injury!

Legal Nurse Consulting and Personal Injury So many times, people are injured due to malpractice and they do not act in time.  The reality is, many doctors need to be brought to justice for poor care.  Legal nurse consultants can help attorneys prepare your case. Below are some things to remember for any type of injuries, from accidents to malpractice. Legal action could be something to think about if you were harmed by another person’s actions. This type of lawsuit happens daily.   Be honest and let your lawyer about any previous injuries you may have had before the accident.

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Altered Medical Records, Lose the Case: Part I

  Altering medical records is no laughing matter and for doctors involved in medical malpractice suits it could mean the kiss of death Take for example a New York jury who recently awarded American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good review of committing fraud by altering medical records. Altered medical records can lead to law suits and more importantly personal injury.  Any legal nurse consultant should read this and know what to look for and how to prevent records from being altered.  If you feel you need more information you should study up by taking legal nursing courses.   Again

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Courses in Legal Nurse Consulting Certification Video

Legal Nurse Consulting Certification This video below reviews the legal nurse consulting program at AIHCP.   If you are interested in taking courses in legal nurse consulting, please click here   AIHCP

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Patients’ odds of winning medical malpractice suits in Canada aren’t good

  The chances of a patient winning a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor in Canada are slim, according to After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives, a new book on the subject… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A very interesting look at the malpractice playing field in Canada. Out of 521 cases that went to trial, only 116 led to a judgment that favoured the patient. And the median damage awarded was just $117,000, he noted. The author states that physicians in Canada are defended by a physician association with considerable assets. A interesting

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Florida Physicians Closer To Medical Malpractice Bill

  The Florida Medical Association is one step closer to passing a medical malpractice bill after it was approved by the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday . The American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Medical malpractice reform initiatives are alive and well! This bill would change criteria on who can testify for or against a physician in a medical malpractice case. It is a short but interesting piece of information. #legalnurse See on www.dougbeam.com