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Your workplace moves at a rapid pace and is often understaffed. You are stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed with responsibility. This can leave you feeling like you need to take short cuts just to keep up — but this risky practice quickly leads to disaster for your patients AND your license.

You have to be prepared to defend your actions in court because the physician or the hospital will not always do so. Learn from a Nursing Attorney who understands the challenges you face. Walk away from this online course feeling confident in your ability to evaluate risky situations to take the right steps to secure your job, license, and protect yourself in a potential law suit.

Part 1:
Legal Risks for Nurses: Learn from Real-Life Mistakes

 

Module 1: Laws and Defenses
  • Areas of liability for healthcare providers
  • Litigation process for professional negligence or malpractice cases
  • Guidelines for specialty standards
Module 2: How to Protect Yourself
  • RN practice acts and standardized procedures
  • When is it mandatory to report abuse and neglect
  • Specialty RN laws
Module 3: Nurses
  • Nurse staffing standards and issues
  • Licensing and certification agency laws
  • Duties and liability of unlicensed personnel
Module 4: Where are Legal Errors Occurring
  • Preventable healthcare associated infections
  • Overly dependent on technology
  • Frequent claims against nurses
  • Failure to communicate & monitor
Module 5: Case Studies and Errors
  • Patient fall cases
  • How legal claims affect a nurse’s license
  • NG tube misplacement ‘ alarm fatigue
Module 6: Misconduct and Documentation
  • Using restraints and seclusion
  • Key documentation for defending
  • Universal time–out protocol
Module 7: Emergency Department & Pediatric Cases
  • Major areas of risk
  • Common litigation areas
  • How to deal with a nursing error and risk management
Module 8: More You Can Do to Protect Yourself
  • Private malpractice insurance
  • Documentation standards
  • Charting issues

 

Part 2:
Practical Ethics: Addressing the Real-Life Challenges Confronting Healthcare Professionals

 

Module 1: Values of Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Influences on ethics
  • Key critical thinking strategies
Module 2: History of Ethics
  • Development of hospitals
  • Nazi experimentation on prisoners
  • The technology era
  • Clinical ethics today
Module 3: The Memorial Hospital Case Overview
  • Background story to the case
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the ethics committee
  • Ethical consultations
Module 4: Tools for the Ethical Toolkit
  • Ethical viewpoints and stances
  • Natural law and catholic moral tradition
  • Kant’s foundation of the metaphysics of moral
Module 5: Implied Duty to Help
  • Differentiating perspectives and personal values
  • Microvascular and macrovascular complications
  • Principle of justices
  • Challenges with veracity
  • Criteria and barriers for informed consent
Module 6: Ethical Decision Making
  • Framing ethical questions and practical problems
  • Ethical decision–making model
  • Beginning and end of life ethical dilemmas
Module 7: Exercising Ethical Leadership in the Workplace
  • Traits of a virtuous leadership
  • Applying what you learned to the Memorial Hospital case
  • How to keep up–to–date on ethical issues

Would you like to receive Kathleen Kovarik & Laurie Elston - Legal Risks and Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Nurses like you rave about the teaching style of our experts:
Laurie Elston, BSN, JD, is a Nurse Attorney with over 20 years of experience as an attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Gonzaga University, and was on Law Review. She has represented health care providers in malpractice and disciplinary cases throughout her career. She has also been a Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem. She has been licensed as an attorney in both California and Washington. Laurie maintains an active law practice: www.NursingLawCenter.com.

Prior to becoming an attorney, she obtained a BSN and worked as a registered nurse for over seven years in a large acute care medical center. During this time, she also worked as an assistant head nurse and charge nurse.

Since becoming an attorney, she has taught tort law at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Nursing Law classes across the country for groups and institutions. In addition, she teaches a Legal Nurse Consulting Training Course nationwide, and on DVD for home study. She is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal topics.

Kathleen Kovarik, PhD, RN, is an experienced clinician and educator with 17 years of teaching and lecturing in a variety of settings (schools of nursing, regional and national conferences, workshops and retreats). Her clinical experiences have taken her from a Level I Trauma Center Regional Burn Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, to summers working home care for Visiting Nurses in Spokane, WA, to launching a Parish Nursing program in Missoula, MT. Currently, Kathleen calls the Black Hills of South Dakota her home, where she serves as an Ethics Committee member for Regional Health in Rapid City, is the director of Faces of Leadership (leadership training and consultation), teaches Applied Health-Care Ethics for Regis University in Denver, and team-teaches an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Course as clinical faculty for the University of South Dakota’s medical school.

Dr. Kovarik has pursued her love of ethics and has taught ethics content for many years in her faculty positions with Washington State University and South Dakota State University. Her work in a Level I Trauma Center/Burn Unit and in home care/parish nursing gives her a broad- spectrum viewpoint and rich experiences to share. She developed expertise in pain management and end-of-life care, and was selected to serve on the Board of the Washington-Alaska State Cancer Pain Initiative and to do a fellowship with the University of Colorado in pediatric pain management.

Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Watch your email for an order confirmation with the account access link to get started on materials instantly. View any of the video modules online at your convenience. You will have unlimited access to the videos online, and you can download everything for future reference! Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices
 
Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with peers!

 

 

Complete your CE tests online at the completion of each module, with instant access to your CE certificates

Kathleen Kovarik & Laurie Elston - Legal Risks and Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

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Your workplace moves at a rapid pace and is often understaffed. You are stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed with responsibility. This can leave you feeling like you need to take short cuts just to keep up — but this risky practice quickly leads to disaster for your patients AND your license.

You have to be prepared to defend your actions in court because the physician or the hospital will not always do so. Learn from a Nursing Attorney who understands the challenges you face. Walk away from this online course feeling confident in your ability to evaluate risky situations to take the right steps to secure your job, license, and protect yourself in a potential law suit.

Part 1:
Legal Risks for Nurses: Learn from Real-Life Mistakes

 

Module 1: Laws and Defenses
  • Areas of liability for healthcare providers
  • Litigation process for professional negligence or malpractice cases
  • Guidelines for specialty standards
Module 2: How to Protect Yourself
  • RN practice acts and standardized procedures
  • When is it mandatory to report abuse and neglect
  • Specialty RN laws
Module 3: Nurses
  • Nurse staffing standards and issues
  • Licensing and certification agency laws
  • Duties and liability of unlicensed personnel
Module 4: Where are Legal Errors Occurring
  • Preventable healthcare associated infections
  • Overly dependent on technology
  • Frequent claims against nurses
  • Failure to communicate & monitor
Module 5: Case Studies and Errors
  • Patient fall cases
  • How legal claims affect a nurse’s license
  • NG tube misplacement ‘ alarm fatigue
Module 6: Misconduct and Documentation
  • Using restraints and seclusion
  • Key documentation for defending
  • Universal time–out protocol
Module 7: Emergency Department & Pediatric Cases
  • Major areas of risk
  • Common litigation areas
  • How to deal with a nursing error and risk management
Module 8: More You Can Do to Protect Yourself
  • Private malpractice insurance
  • Documentation standards
  • Charting issues

 

Part 2:
Practical Ethics: Addressing the Real-Life Challenges Confronting Healthcare Professionals

 

Module 1: Values of Ethics
  • Applied Ethics
  • Influences on ethics
  • Key critical thinking strategies
Module 2: History of Ethics
  • Development of hospitals
  • Nazi experimentation on prisoners
  • The technology era
  • Clinical ethics today
Module 3: The Memorial Hospital Case Overview
  • Background story to the case
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the ethics committee
  • Ethical consultations
Module 4: Tools for the Ethical Toolkit
  • Ethical viewpoints and stances
  • Natural law and catholic moral tradition
  • Kant’s foundation of the metaphysics of moral
Module 5: Implied Duty to Help
  • Differentiating perspectives and personal values
  • Microvascular and macrovascular complications
  • Principle of justices
  • Challenges with veracity
  • Criteria and barriers for informed consent
Module 6: Ethical Decision Making
  • Framing ethical questions and practical problems
  • Ethical decision–making model
  • Beginning and end of life ethical dilemmas
Module 7: Exercising Ethical Leadership in the Workplace
  • Traits of a virtuous leadership
  • Applying what you learned to the Memorial Hospital case
  • How to keep up–to–date on ethical issues

Would you like to receive Kathleen Kovarik & Laurie Elston - Legal Risks and Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

Nurses like you rave about the teaching style of our experts:
Laurie Elston, BSN, JD, is a Nurse Attorney with over 20 years of experience as an attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Gonzaga University, and was on Law Review. She has represented health care providers in malpractice and disciplinary cases throughout her career. She has also been a Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem. She has been licensed as an attorney in both California and Washington. Laurie maintains an active law practice: www.NursingLawCenter.com.

Prior to becoming an attorney, she obtained a BSN and worked as a registered nurse for over seven years in a large acute care medical center. During this time, she also worked as an assistant head nurse and charge nurse.

Since becoming an attorney, she has taught tort law at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Nursing Law classes across the country for groups and institutions. In addition, she teaches a Legal Nurse Consulting Training Course nationwide, and on DVD for home study. She is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal topics.

Kathleen Kovarik, PhD, RN, is an experienced clinician and educator with 17 years of teaching and lecturing in a variety of settings (schools of nursing, regional and national conferences, workshops and retreats). Her clinical experiences have taken her from a Level I Trauma Center Regional Burn Unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, to summers working home care for Visiting Nurses in Spokane, WA, to launching a Parish Nursing program in Missoula, MT. Currently, Kathleen calls the Black Hills of South Dakota her home, where she serves as an Ethics Committee member for Regional Health in Rapid City, is the director of Faces of Leadership (leadership training and consultation), teaches Applied Health-Care Ethics for Regis University in Denver, and team-teaches an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Course as clinical faculty for the University of South Dakota’s medical school.

Dr. Kovarik has pursued her love of ethics and has taught ethics content for many years in her faculty positions with Washington State University and South Dakota State University. Her work in a Level I Trauma Center/Burn Unit and in home care/parish nursing gives her a broad- spectrum viewpoint and rich experiences to share. She developed expertise in pain management and end-of-life care, and was selected to serve on the Board of the Washington-Alaska State Cancer Pain Initiative and to do a fellowship with the University of Colorado in pediatric pain management.

Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Watch your email for an order confirmation with the account access link to get started on materials instantly. View any of the video modules online at your convenience. You will have unlimited access to the videos online, and you can download everything for future reference! Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices
 
Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with peers!

 

 

Complete your CE tests online at the completion of each module, with instant access to your CE certificates