The Medical Records Arrived: What Do You Really Have?

by March 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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The medical records arrived and it is time to evaluate what type of files you actually received. The terminology, electronic medical records, or EMRs, has been used to describe anything from paper records being scanned into a PDF format to an actual EMR. The records can also be a combination of scanned records and computer [...]

Legal nurse consultants and PDFs

by March 7, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Are you effectively using software to create Portable Document Format files when you write legal nurse consultant reports? Adobe Acrobat is probably the most recognized application. Another application is eCopy PDF Pro Office. Features available within these applications offer many ways for you to organize records and minimize the time required to complete reports. Adobe [...]

Technology Can Be the Legal Nurse Consultant’s Friend

by March 4, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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You are a legal nurse consultant who has just received a call from a new attorney client. You’re so excited. The attorney shares the major facts of the case and gives you the due date. He says there are hundreds of pages of records. While you ask questions, you are already starting to plan how [...]

The Girl Who Ate Library Books

by February 28, 2014 » Add more comments.
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When I was nine or ten years old I developed a taste for public library books. I grew up in a nice quiet suburban town, a bedroom community in Bergen County, in North Jersey. My sister and I loved to read. We’d take out 4 or 6 books from the library every two weeks. We [...]

Tips for Cold Calls on Attorneys

by February 25, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Are you making calls to prospects? Being Prepared for Objections One thing I can tell you about objections: if you can’t overcome them, you’ll never close the sale. Here are 3 tips to stay in control so you can get to the next step. Tip 1. Identify all the objections you will face and then [...]

Polish Your Legal Nurse Consulting Reports part 3

by February 21, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Learn how legal nurse consultants write persuasive reports. Carry out these tips to convince your clients you can help them with their cases. In reports, I always include links to websites. They can provide pictures of equipment or articles that are pertinent to the case. Tracy Barton, Millerstown, PA In the first paragraph of your [...]

Why use social media for marketing a legal nurse consulting practice?

by February 20, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Stripped apart, the term “social media” has two different pieces you’ll need to understand: the social aspect, and the media aspect. Most people know that the term social refers to interaction with others, including developing relationships and cultivating new connections. The term media, in this instance, refers to the way social information is exchanged. There [...]

Polish Your Legal Nurse Consulting Reports part 2

by February 18, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Your goal as a legal nurse consultant is to persuade your attorney client – of your analysis, your opinion, or how to present the medical facts. Here are tips for writing a persuasive and polished legal nurse consulting report. See part 1 for more tips. Short and simple. Write the sentence, then go back and [...]

Polish Your Legal Nurse Consulting Reports part 1

by February 14, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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An articulate and organized legal nurse consultant is better prepared to create a persuasive report for a client. Barbara Boschert, St. Louis, MO shares her tip for creating a persuasive report. Use key points Barbara said: When possible, I keep specific key points in a box because it is a way to pull them out, [...]

The Importance of a Degree in Raising the Credibility of a Nursing Expert Witness

by February 11, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Legal nurse consultants are in demand today, not just for their research and interpretation skills, but also because of their credibility as expert witnesses in medico legal cases. LNCs are not required to hold a degree – an RN license and several years of experience should be enough to open up opportunities in the world [...]

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