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Why legal nurse consultant As A Career?

Why legal nurse consultant As A Career?

  Many nurses perform their duties at a high level for the physical care of patients. Their knowledge of medical procedure and health care make them experts in… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is an excellent video describing and explaining what a legal nurse consultant does and how to become certified as a legal nurse consultant.  The video introduces you to the American Institute of Health Care Professionals as organization that can help one achieve certification.   If you are interested in pursuing a legal nurse education then you should check out our website.   Everything is available via distance

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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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Nursing Malpractice Case Study – Legal Nurse Consultant

Nursing Malpractice Case Study – Legal Nurse Consultant

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: An insightful article that details a malpractice case that involved a patient in an emergency room. The legal expense of the case was $500,000.00. Many believe that most malpractice cases are filed against physicians. This is not so. Many cases are filed against nurses. As such, the role of the legal nurse has grown considerably over the past several decades. If you are interested in legal nurse consulting, click here. Anyone interested in becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant should view this case study. See on www.nso.com Link to case study: click here

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Legal Nurse Consultant Information

Legal Nurse Consultant Information

Legal Nurse Consulting as a Career A legal nurse consultant combines medical and legal fields to provide expert advice to healthcare and legal professionals. They must complete a diploma, associates, or bachelors degree program in nursing, obtaining a registered nursing license current in the state they are working in. A legal nurse consultant must also have a strong background in legal issues such as legal terminology, ethics, the US legal system, and criminal law. In order to succeed in this position, the legal nurse consultant should have superb communication skills, both verbal and written, that enable them to express medical

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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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What is a Living Will?

What is a Living Will?

Legal Nurse Consultation One of the most difficult things that a family member can go through is having to make a important medical decision regarding a loved one who is unable to speak for himself or herself. The stress of making such a decision in a hospital or nursing home can be overwhelming to those making the decision. Additionally, if there is any disagreement within the family about what course of medical action to take regarding the loved one, the situation can only become worse. The living will can help relieve some of the burden in difficult times when a

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Legal Nurse Consultant As Expert Witness

Legal Nurse Consultant As Expert Witness

While the primary vocational call of a nurse is to provide direct care to patients at the bedside, many nurses are hoping to enhance their career scope and enter into other exciting nursing fields beyond the bedside. Legal nurses have the ability to work on legal issues that pertain to nursing and also to many other health care professionals. A major role of a legal nurse consultant  is to provide expert witness testimony. In such cases, this nurse expert will actually develop a case related to officially recognized standards of nursing care. In the expert role, the nurse will then

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The Role of The Legal Nurse Consultant

The Role of The Legal Nurse Consultant

By: Sylvia Bradford Whenever some medical-related litigation cases occur, it is often the job of the legal nurse consultant to work hand in hand with attorneys to be able to review and evaluate the case. They usually deal with medical and nursing malpractice, personal injuries or almost any medically-related case which calls for a sufficient medical knowledge from the field. But before anything else, perhaps you might be wondering what these legal nurse consultants are and what they tend to do for a living. To provide insight into their practice, let us take some time to understand this practice specialty.