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Marketing Challenges for Legal Nurse Consultants

by October 21, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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During our webinar, “Top Secrets: How to be a Successful LNC” we got some questions. Although we answered most of the questions, we did not get to them all. In this post I answer three questions about barriers that might be holding you back. Fear and low self-confidence: “If you have no experience, is it [...]

Analysis of Long Term Care Falls

by October 16, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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When I first became interested in becoming a geriatric nurse consultant, I knew that I had to have ample education. I already had lots of letters after my name. I had some really impressive credentials on the face of it. I was a master’s prepared registered nurse, with bachelor’s degrees in nursing and English from [...]

Causes of Falls

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injures in people 65-years-old and older in the United States. They can play a catastrophic role in this population. A few ounces of prevention can go a long way. Effective communication among the healthcare team, patients and their families impacts patient safety. There are a variety [...]

Establishing Future Medical Expenses

by October 13, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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One landmark change that affects legal nurse consultants is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare or the ACA). Attorneys, life care planners and legal nurse consultants wonder what impact the ACA will have on estimating future medical damages. This is a critical question for anyone charged with this task. We [...]

How to be a Successful LNC

by October 5, 2014 » Add more comments.
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I am boarding an airplane last week when I see a man sitting in my seat. Having learned that it is best to be assertive in this situation, I tap him on the arm and said, “Sir, I’d like to see your boarding pass.” He reacts to the authority in my voice. Without objecting he [...]

Falls in the Nursing Home

by October 3, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Head injuries in nursing home patients may lead to catastrophic damage as the skull hits the brain bounces against the front and back of the skull. Leslie was performing her 6 AM med pass in the nursing home where she worked when a C.N.A. came to her, breathless, announcing that Mr. Logan tried to get [...]

Traumatic brain injury: the impact of delays

by September 30, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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An attorney asks you to review a case involving a 40-year-old man who fell on a sidewalk and sustained a traumatic brain injury. His CT Scan showed a small right-sided subdural hematoma. He was taken to the ICU and given supportive care including serial neurologic exams. You receive the records and note that the patient [...]

Critical Care of Head Injury

by September 26, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Most people know someone affected by a head injury. Maybe that person is a child who fell from a playground swing or a football player who experienced a severe blow to the head. From the athlete who experiences a mild concussion to the driver involved in a major accident with a severe injury, traumatic brain [...]

The Pediatric Population & Head Injuries: Not Just Little Adults part 2

by September 23, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Legal nurse consultants may be asked to work on cases involving children who sustained head injuries. In the pediatric population, head injuries account for approximately 475,000 visits to emergency departments (ED) in the United States. Of those, more that 75% are considered mild traumatic brain injuries (Babcock, L. 2013). Data from emergency room visits collected [...]

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