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- DVD Video - 8+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- BRENDA ELLIFF, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC
- PESI HealthCare
- 12/10/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
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- Analyze how the nursing standards of care can come under scrutiny.
- Evaluate authoritative sources.
- Distinguish between a care plan and the care planning process.
- Identify a strategic nursing documentation system.
- Describe how documentation is used to decide if you are innocent or guilty in a lawsuit.
- Identify how to prevent risky behavior when using social media and other forms of electronic communication.
- Define how to use best practice and standard of care for documenting incident reports and adverse events.
- Analyze the Center for Medicare and Medicaid regulatory language on nursing documentation.
- Formulate a strategic tool for your standard of practice.
- Evaluate deposition proceedings
- Analyze timeline chronologies.
- Explain defense and plaintiff allegations.
- Integrate the correct practices into your documentation to reduce litigation exposure.
- Summarize the common documentation mistakes and how to avoid/correct them
- Evaluate facility policy and procedures for potential risk.
- Illustrate the litigation timeline
- Formulate deposition questions as the plaintiff and/or defense teams.
- Practice litigation language during mock depositions.
The Components of Documentation
- Evolving trends in nursing litigation today
- The essence of the story behind litigation
- The burden of proof
- The expert witness seals the deal. Understand the impact.
- Learn whether you should (or shouldn’t) have your own malpractice coverage
Electronic Nursing Documentation
- Guidelines and interpretation
- Avoiding mistakes
- A lawyer’s secret weapon: Time stamping on YOUR documentation
- Social networking and indirect care
- Timeline chronology and mapping the case
Electronic Medical Record Strategies
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- Meaningful Use
- Risky electronic documentation practices
- Charting by exception
- Dangers of email, social networking, and texting
- Should you make a late chart entry? Or not …?
- Avoid the hazards of dropdown boxes in your medical record system
Reimbursement and Documentation
- Time management
- Software knowledge/Informatics
- Does the case have merit?
Elements of a Lawsuit
- Medicare and Medicaid Changes
- Incentives for participation
- Hospital Acquired Conditions
Documentation: When Things Go Wrong
- Plaintiff complaints
- Medical record review
- Timeline chronology
- Plaintiff deposition testimony
Avoiding Risky Documentation
- Unsafe processes
- Incident reporting
- Adverse events and risk factors
- When to ask/demand help from a supervisor
- When the patient must transfer out
- Standards that are within standards
- Deviations, real or perceived
- Errors of omission and commission
- Communicating clearly
- Defense deposition testimony
What if the Worst Happens
- Credible evidence
- Avoiding ambiguity
- Recording events objectively
- Late entries and correcting errors
- Duty/Breach of Duty
- Nurse Practice Act
- State Board of Nursing
BRENDA ELLIFF, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC
Brenda Elliff, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC, established Elliff Medical-Legal Services in 1996. As a legal nurse consultant, she assists on both plaintiff and defense cases. She performs record reviews, develops strategies and provides expert witness preparation. Her work involves Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury and a variety of legal cases. Previously, Brenda worked as a Health Care Coordinator for a large law firm and taught a Legal Nurse Consultation review course. Initially, she began working with attorneys on legal cases in California and has now expanded her scope throughout the Pacific NW.
Her clinical nursing experiences are vast and span 40 years. Brenda has worked as a staff nurse, as a nurse manager at major teaching facilities, as nurse case manager and as an adjunct nursing professor.
When not nursing, Brenda enjoys participating with a local performing group. The group has performed at the LA Christmas Parade, 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu and the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Parade. Past nurses who have attended Brenda’s programs have appreciated the dynamic and fun way in which she can deliver excellent clinical and legal information. She has been a sought-after speaker at national, state and local levels, on a variety of topics that draw from her areas of expertise.
Financial: Brenda Elliff maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Brenda Elliff has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
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