Legal nurse consultants may be asked to consult on a case involving a death of a patient in seclusion or restraints. The use of seclusion and restraints has fallen off in recent years, as healthcare practitioners have become aware of their dangers. Here is what can happen: A forty-six year old man with a diagnosis [...]
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Air embolism is a never event. This video goes over some of the ways this event is caused and analyzed by legal nurse consultants.
Attorneys turn to legal nurse consultants to help them understand the medical issues in a case. Here are 5 things you can do to help an attorney with this responsibility. 1. LNCs Evaluate Medical Records You have the ability to decipher medical records. An LNC is often responsible for initial review of medical records as [...]
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The nursing assistants drop a demented patient while transferring her using a hydraulic lift, while getting her into a wheelchair, or off the toilet. There is a sickening thud as a patient hits the floor. Afraid they will lose their job, the aides do not report the incident. The next day, there are bruises. The [...]
You’ve decided to offer to present a medical topic to a group of attorneys at their law firm. How can you make your presentation engaging? You can stimulate engagement in a number of different ways. It is easiest to understand them if you envision yourself standing in front of a room of attorneys. Perhaps you [...]
I know that we can often get caught up (or tripped up in some cases) with our words when we’re connecting with someone who feels like they are just PERFECT for you as a client. What should you ask an attorney prospect? You don’t want to scare them off by being “sales-y” or mechanical in [...]
An expert witness’s report is one of the most critical documents in a medical malpractice suit. In states that require them, the report lays out the opinions of the expert witness. Once the report is written it becomes difficult if not impossible for the expert to modify those opinions, except on the basis of new [...]
Legal nurse consultants may find it unnerving and insurmountable to take notes the first time they go to an IME. This is called an independent medical exam, insurance medical exam or a defense medical exam. The exam is required by the insurance company to prove or disprove a patient has been injured. The legal nurse [...]
I could not run my legal nurse consulting business without my database. If you are trying to keep track of clients, prospects, experts and cases with scattered pieces of papers or Excel spreadsheets, you need a database. I use ACT! which has the features I describe below. It is easy to customize. What can a [...]