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Why Nurses Need Malpractice Insurance

Why Nurses Need Malpractice Insurance

The Legal Nurse The legal nurse provides information for legal nurse consultants as well as registered nurses in areas of nursing malpractice, as well as other legal issues. By: Janet Kress Being a nurse is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have. A nurse can save a person’s life, help someone recover from a surgery or even help a sick child. There are many nursing jobs available, the pay is amazing and the benefits are very good. However, a nurse can be held liable for anything that happens while they are on their shift. This is why

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Legal Nurses Can Protect You From Insurance Giants

Legal Nurses Can Protect You From Insurance Giants

Legal Nurses Can Protect Your Rights Is your insurance company permitted to have access to your medical records? Do you know if they are reviewing the intimate details of your medical history and care? The answer to this is yes and in many cases it takes a legal nurse to help you. Federal law allows this. This occurs because hospitals that receive medicare reimbursements must participate in a Peer Review Organization System. This system provides for quality of care review to insure patients are receiving appropriate care. Hospitals must contract with a peer review organization. The peer review organization then

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A Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant

A Legal Nurse Consultant A  legal nurse consultant is a registered nurse that has been extensively educated and trained in the area of health care malpractice law. They come to this position with extensive backgrounds in health care, nursing and care delivery. Their health care knowledge and skills provides them a real opportunity to be of great asset in cases of malpractice. Many law firms and self-employed lawyers are seeking the services of legal nurse consultants to assist in them in preparing for litigation of cases. The nurse works to assist the lawyers in understanding medical terms and conditions and

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Elements of Health Care Malpractice

Elements of Health Care Malpractice

The Legal Nurse Medical or Health Care malpractice can be defined as a professional negligence by a medical professional i.e. a doctor, a surgeon, a nurse or any other healthcare professionals that results in emotional or physical harm to a patient. Medical malpractices come in many forms. For instance, a medical malpractice can be as a result of an act or an omission of a necessary act or care that eventually harms a patient.  The four elements of medical malpractice There are four main elements that have to be proven in any given medical malpractice case. These elements include; duty,

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Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice

Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice

A legal nursing term no nurse whats to hear is malpractice.   Malpractice occurs when something you were responsible for goes wrong.   Legal nurse professionals need to be aware that something are unavoidable.    With these legal nurse tips, however, you can make sure you have all your bases covered. By Barbara C. Phillips, NP From Nurse Together Legal Nursing Advice: How to Avoid Malpractice Most health care providers, including nurse practitioners, are ever vigilant to issues of malpractice. We all chant “do no harm” and yet we are human. We fly through the day trying to get everything done – seeing

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Legal Nurse Consulting: Effective Delegation

Legal Nurse Consulting: Effective Delegation

In the Legal Nurse Consulting field delegation is a key part of it.   This makes effective delegation an important part in any legal nurse consultant’s career.   Delegation can be defined as acting on behalf of or representing another.   For more information on how to effectively delegation, please review the following article: By Lanette Anderson From Nurse Together Legal Nurse Consulting: Effective Delegation Delegation is a legal and management concept, an art and a skill, and a decision-making process. Delegation is never absolute; the delegator retains final accountability for the delegation decision-making process, and for the results of the delegation. It

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Nursing burn out signs.

Nursing burn out signs.

Nursing burn out occurs when someone in the health care field is overly stressed and feels at a lose with their professional nursing career.    It is dangerous not only to the nurse but to the patient as well. Sue Heacock from Nurse Together has an informative and humorous article on the subject: Nursing burn out signs Nurses, do you feel disillusioned and worn out after a long shift? Here are the top 11 (yes, 11 not your typical even number) indicators that you are burned out and long over due for a bit of time off. For more information please go here. There are

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Legal Nurse Consulting: Expert Witness

Legal Nurse Consulting: Expert Witness

 Legal Nurse Consulting: The Nurse as Expert Witness   Exploring The Nurse As An Expert Witness It is not unusual for an attorney to utilize a nurse as an expert witness when the malpractice issue involves another nurse. There was a time when the attorney would have sought this information from a physician, but times have changed, and many states have ruled that expert testimony about a nurse should come from a nurse. The need for expert nurse witnesses is growing, and the job is not as easy as some might expect. The requirements to be an expert witness are

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Do More Than Give Medications

If you have been a nurse for a long time then you might be tired of working directly with patients. Working with patients may get tired after a while and you may find that you are tired of working on the floor. Working on the medical floor of a hospital can get very tiring if you have been doing it for a long time. You should look to put your professional skills and knowledge to more use. You should look online for courses to get your legal nurse consulting certification. This certification will allow you to work with legal experts

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legal nurse consulting certification

legal nurse consulting certification

I graduated from a four year degree nursing program and immediately went to work for a busy hospital in the trauma department. After about five years, I decided that I wanted to slow down but still wanted to continue working in the nursing field. One of my co-workers told me she was going to school to become a legal nurse consultant and this interested me a lot. I went back to school to get my  legal nurse consulting certification and have come to really love my job now. On a typical day, I review medical records for attorneys and then