Is this online training for you?
- Do you want to sharpen your skills in understanding nursing home litigation and liability issues?
- Are you a legal nurse consultant who has not worked in a nursing home, but yet needs to assist attorneys with nursing home litigation?
- Are you a nursing home expert witness who wants to broaden your knowledge?
Nursing home documentation requirements, staffing, and regulations are markedly different from hospital ones. Learn from an experienced nursing expert witness about the special regulations that govern nursing home care. You will become familiar with the standard of care and best practices so that you may be better able to evaluate liability, damages and defenses for three hot spots in nursing home litigation:
- Pressure sores
- Dehydration/weight loss
- Accidents and incidents
- to better understand Federal Regulations that shape long-term care delivery
- to analyze the liability, damages and defenses of three hot spots in long-term care litigation
Barbara Johanson is a registered nurse with decades of experience in the care of the geriatric population. She has extensive experience in all aspects of long-term care, case management, and discharge planning for the geriatric population.
Barbara has helped her facility achieve several deficiency-free survey results and has kept her facility at a five-star (highest) CMS rating for the past several years. Barbara earned the distinction of certification as a case manager in 2009. She received her Master’s degree in nursing specializing in Clinical Systems Management in 2012. She is a legal nurse consultant and expert witness for nursing home issues for both defense and plaintiff attorneys across the country.
Barbara is the President of Rest Easy Eldercare, P.C., a private geriatric care management and consulting company. She assists elders and their family through the difficult medical system providing consulting services to meet their specific needs. Barbara has spoken on such topics as Federal regulations in nursing homes, legal aspects of nursing documentation in an electronic world, control of hypertension, smooth transitions of care using Interact tools, DEA regulations in long-term care, SBAR communication, and palliative care and hospice use within a long-term care setting.
“The Hot Spots in Nursing Home Litigation presentation provided me with a wide range of information that I was not expecting. I have not reviewed nursing home cases as a nurse consultant. I am always looking for ways to broaden my horizons when I signed up for this course. However, now I would not be afraid to accept that case and start to work.”
~Toni L. McKee, RN, BSN, MBA, ONC, CLNC
McKee Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, LLC