Falls are common reasons for lawsuits. Whether they occur in the community and within healthcare facilities, legal nurse consultants are essential for helping attorneys to understand the medical issues.
What can this six hour long course do for you?
1. You’ll learn and retain more in the course than you can imagine. Gain insight and practical tools about how to analyze a head trauma case. You will gain skill in reviewing facts of a fall case and learn from expert witnesses who have reviewed hundreds of cases.
2. You’ll learn skills and techniques you can use immediately. The course is not full of dry theory; it is a fast paced, comprehensive way to learn practical, useful information.
3. Review the course over and over. Not only will you be filled with useful information at the end of each session, when you purchase the course you’ll be able to watch the replay and review the transcripts whenever you want.
4. Earn 8 contact hours. The option of nursing contact hours for relicensure or recertification can be obtained for a nominal fee of $15. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning from the comfort of your home or office.
What you get when you purchase the full course
- 4 sessions of directly applicable content from our expert presenters
- Transcripts of each session so you can review the content whenever you like
- A PDF of each presenter’s slides
- Digital recordings of sessions
- Access to a private password protected website to collect your course materials
- Opportunity to earn 8 nursing contact hours at a nominal cost of $15 extra
- How to evaluate damages
- Triage techniques for the patient with a head injury.
- Standard of care for assessment of the head injured patient.
- Emergency care of the head injured patient
- About the basic types of head injuries.
- How today’s ICU staff assesses TBI and attempts to preserve brain function.
- How the ICU nurse both assesses the patient with TBI and responds to preserve function.
- Hone in on the relevant parts of a nursing home chart.
- Follow the complete trail of care through analyzing documentation
- Use the long-term care survey book to reinforce your position
- The essential components of an expert witness report
- How to avoid common traps
- Identify acute care nursing standards of care for fall prevention
- Apply your knowledge of falls, risks and fall prevention
- Learn tips for creating effective, well-written medical summaries
- Gain insight into the range of reports you may prepare for an attorney
- Learn about 10 findings of traumatic brain injury (TBI) best-evidence in medicine to consider when determining future care and costs.
- Identify 5 evidence-based geriatric assessment tools in nursing care for older adults.
- Integrate TBI best evidence in medicine and best practices in nursing care for older adults into the life care planning process.
- Certified Nurse Life Care Planner CNLCP
- Legal Nurse Consultant Certified LNCC
- Certified Disability Management Specialist CDMS
- Certified Case Manager CCM
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselor CRC
Learn where and when you want
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC is a legal nurse consultant with 27 years of experience working with attorneys. She is president of The Pat Iyer Group LLC, which provides products and services to business owners to help them grow their practices.
Meet Your Instructors
|Session 1||Is this Fall Case Worth Taking?||Pat Iyer||Emergency Care of the Head Injured Fall Patient||Veronica Manlove|
|Session 2||Acute Care of Head Trauma: Brain 101||Scott Rajnic||Falls in Long Term Care: Evaluating the Documentation||Sarah Jean Fisher|
|Session 3||Report Preparation: Expert Witness Report||Pat Iyer||Stepping into an Acute Care Fall Case||Barbara Levin|
|Session 4||4. Report Preparation: medical Summaries and More||Pat Iyer||Life Care Planning after a Fall: Assessing Future Care and Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury in the Older Adult||Linda Husted|
Learn More About the Sessions
Session 1: 90 minutes
1. Is This Fall Case Worth Taking?
The phone rings in the plaintiff attorney’s office. The caller’s mother has fallen and hit her head. The attorney turns to you as the legal nurse consultant and says, “Should I take this case?” In this session, you’ll learn which fall cases are desirable from a plaintiff attorney’s perspective and which ones are easy to defend. In this session you will learn
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC spent 20 years testifying as a medical surgical nursing expert witness, and has evaluated many cases involving falls as an expert and as a non-testifying consultant. She has been a legal nurse consultant since 1987. She was the chief editor of Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, Second Edition, the chief editor of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Online Course (first edition), and an editor of Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition. She is a past president of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
2. Emergency Care of the Head Injured Fall Patient
The first hours after a patient falls and injures his head are critical. In this session, you will be able to identify standard triage techniques and Emergency Department care of the fall victim. You will learn clinical techniques the Emergency Department staff use to triage and care for the patient with a head injury. You will be able to differentiate between minor head injuries from those that have the potential to be serious life threatening head injuries. In this fast-moving session you will learn
Veronica Manlove MSL RN CEN is a certified emergency department nurse and expert witness with 20 years of inner city emergency department clinical experience. She is President, Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC. She received a Master of Science in Law from Champlain College in 2010 which she uses in combination with her clinical background as a legal nurse consultant. She is a frequent lecturer for hospital nurses concerning the pitfalls and issues concerning nursing documentation.
Session 2: 120 minutes
1. Acute Care Principles of Head Trauma: Brain 101
In this session, you will get a basic overview of traumatic brain injury and how today’s ICU staff respond to counter the damage. You will learn about types of head injuries, monitoring ICP (Intracranial pressure), methods to reduce the ICP and general nursing care issues found in the patient with a traumatic brain injury. In this session you will learn
Scott Rajnic BSN RN CCRN is an American Association Critical Care Nurses trained CCRN (certified critical registered nurse) with over 20 years of ICU bedside experience in a Level 1 Trauma center. The Level 1 trauma center is the last stop for critically ill patients involved in falls, motor vehicle accidents or other mechanisms of injury. It’s where the most advanced care can be found. Throughout that time, he has been focused on the care of those involved in all forms of trauma that require intensive care. He is also involved in training new graduate nurses to become critical care nurses. Scott is a critical care expert witness and president of Insight Legal Nurse Consulting.
2. Falls in Long Term Care: Evaluating the Documentation
In this session, you will learn to comb through the nursing home chart to find information that supports or refutes an attorney’s claim. Know where and how to find it, and how to put the puzzle pieces of a nursing home fall case together in an effective way. In this session, you will learn how to
Sarah Jean Fisher MSN RN-BC BA, FNGNA has worked exclusively in long term care for over 22 years. She has contributed to the field as a medication nurse, charge nurse, infection preventionist, staff development coordinator and educator. In 2012, she was made a Fellow of the National gerontological Nursing Association. She is a certified gerontological nurse. She has presented original programs at the annual National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Conference and was the founding president of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of NGNA. She is a nursing home nursing expert witness.
Session 3: 90 minutes
1. Report Preparation: Expert Witness Report
This session focuses on the ins and outs of preparing an expert witness report. Your credibility as an expert witness rests to a large degree on how well you convey your opinions. Your credibility as a legal nurse consultant in analyzing an expert’s report is also based on knowing what to look for in the report. In this session you will learn
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC has prepared hundreds of expert witness reports. In her role as president of Med League, she proofread thousands of reports of medical experts.
2. Stepping Into an Acute Care Fall Case
Falls are common in the hospital. In this session, you will identify risks for falls in the hospital and the measures used to prevent falls. You will gain a deeper understanding of nursing standards of care and documentation to assist in your evaluation of falls cases. Using actual medical records you will receive before this session, you will gain experience analyzing a fall case. Deepen your perspective by finding out how others in the course evaluated the case. In this session you will be able to
Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC is a certified orthopaedic, medical surgical and legal nurse consultant. Barbara has received recognition from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she works as a Clinical Scholar on an orthopaedic/trauma unit. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Barbara is serving as the chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registered Nurses. Along with Pat Iyer, she was an editor of two major texts: Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, and Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records. Barbara is a past president of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Barbara is an orthopaedic and medical surgical nursing expert witness.
Session 4: 90 minutes
1. Report Preparation: Medical Summaries and More
Legal nurse consultants and life care planners are often asked to summarize medical records as part of their role in the case. In this session you’ll learn tips for creating effective medical summaries. You’ll hear about Betty Fields (fictitious name), a woman who was catastrophically injured after a fall. You will find out how the non-testifying legal nurse consultant assisted the attorney through her report preparation. In this session you will
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC worked on the Betty Fields case. She has prepared hundreds of medical summaries.
2. Life Care Planning after a Fall: Assessing Future Care and Costs for Traumatic Brain Injury in the Older Adult
Care of a traumatic brain injury patient is expensive. In this session, you will learn how traumatic brain injury (TBI) best evidence in medicine affects the determination of future care and costs. You’ll find out about geriatric assessment tools and how they are used to validate nursing diagnoses in life care planning. Using a case study approach, the presenter will share how she developed a life care plan for Betty Fields, a head injured adult. Bonus: Tip Sheet: 10 Tips for Creating an Excellent Life Care Plan
In this session you will:
Linda Husted MPH RN holds 5 national certifications:
With over 25 years working with catastrophic claims as a case manager, including at Aetna’s Greater New York Claim Service Center, Linda worked with many individuals with traumatic brain injury. Developing medical cost projections since 1986 and life care plans since 1993, Linda is experienced in projecting future care and costs for individuals with brain injury across the age spectrum. As President of Husted Life Care Planning, Inc. for the past 10 years, she continues to assess future medical damages in the litigation arena. Linda is a co-author of the Traumatic Brain Injury Chapter in Core Curriculum for Nurse Life Care Planning, American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP), 2013.
**Please note that this course is stored within a private membership site. After purchase, you will receive an email from our staff giving you access to the links. We are available Monday through Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Eastern to assist you. This course is not found within the LNC Success Program.
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