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Medication Errors and Interruptions

by November 26, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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The phone is ringing at the nurse’s station. The patients are putting on their lights asking for help. The IV pump is alarming. In the midst of this, the nurse is trying to give medications. A study showed that interrupting a nurse just once in the process of giving medications led to a 12% increase [...]

Top 12 Tips for Exhibiting at Attorney Conferences

by November 19, 2014 » Add more comments.
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Fresh from an experience exhibiting at a large attorney conference, I am newly aware of what not to do when you exhibit. You’ve spent a lot of money and time getting ready to exhibit at a conference. Don’t waste your money by decreasing your effectiveness. 1. Don’t play cards at your booth. Your goal is [...]

Electronic Health Records Safety Part 2

by November 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Legal nurse consultants see errors that occur during a patient’s care. What are the sources of errors caused by electronic health care records as opposed to a healthcare provider? How do errors occur with electronic health records? Consider the impact of people, processes, technology and environment. People Knowledge gaps with bar code medication administration and [...]

Electronic Health Records Safety part 1

by November 4, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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As a legal nurse consultant, it is important to understand a broader scope of knowledge surrounding the implementation of an EHR within a healthcare organization or provider. Informatics knowledge will position you for a greater understanding of the scope and breadth of potential patient safety errors and risks associated with an EHR implementation. Healthcare Information [...]

Attorney Conference Exhibiting Space

by October 31, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Selection of Space Exhibiting at an attorney conferences can give a big boost to your business. Your spot on the exhibit floor can make a big difference in your traffic. When you sign up for space, you’ll typically be given a map of the booth spaces, and you will be asked to select a space. [...]

How to Spot Desirable Attorney Clients

by October 28, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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During our webinar, Top Secrets: How to be a Successful LNC, one of our participants asked this question: “How do I handle attorneys who want to keep trying to get my already low price lower? Or do you just move on and don’t work with them?” Here are the characteristics of desirable clients: They respect [...]

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 [...]

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