Legal Nurse Consultant Program Article on Meditation

Many malpractice cases never make it to the court room.  Some may not even make it to public record due to mediation.  Meditation is the process where the two parties can find a compromise for compensation due to malpractice.  It is cheaper, less stressful and spares the healthcare provider less unwanted publicity.

Legal meditation is a way to avoid court. Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program

 

The article, “Legal Malpractice Ideally Handled in Pre-Suit Mediation” from Miles Mediation and Arbitration looks at the process of mediation.  The article states,

“Resolving a matter pre-suit often means that it can be disposed of in weeks or months instead of years. The lawyer can quickly put the matter to bed and fully return to the business of law without the weight of uncertainty caused by litigation. The truncated time period also translates to cost savings in terms of legal fees. Relative to litigation, the cost of a pre-suit mediation is nominal.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Program.  Legal Nurse Consultants can play big roles in meditation.  The program is a four year certification for nurses.

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Article on Medical Expert Witnesses

Medical experts provide important information to juries and meditation meetings.  Legal Nurse Consultants can play the role of expert witness for numerous cases for and against the plaintiff or defendant in a malpractice case.  Legal Nurse Consultants are sought after for this particular service.

Medical experts can supply expert testimony in malpractice cases. Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Certification

 

The article, “How Much Do Medical Expert Witnesses Charge?” by Richard Haddad looks deeper into the role and part played by an expert medical witness.  He states,

“If you are part of a lawsuit that in any way involves medical malpractice, you will certainly require an expert medical witness to testify before a court or deposition in support of your case. Unfortunately, these expert witnesses don’t come cheap, and may represent the most money that you will spend in a medical malpractice lawsuit.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Certification and see how it can help your career in the area of medical expert.

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Article on Heart Surgery and Malpractice

Heart surgery is a very risky surgery.  Not all heart surgeries are successful due to the risky and dangerous nature of it but some errors are preventable and fall outside the standard of risk.  Healthcare providers have the obligation to supply care and professionalism from the surgery preparation to checkups following heart surgery.  When they fail to adhere to standards of practice, and injury results, it is important to seek reparations.

Legal Nurses can help in cases regarding heart surgery malpractice. Please review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Certification Program and see if it meets your goals

 

The article, “What Are My Legal Options Regarding Heart Surgery Malpractice?” from South Florida Reporter looks at some of the problems that can point towards a possible malpractice case after heart surgery.  The article states,

“There are various types of errors that can take place during heart surgery. Concerning heart surgeries, most errors take place in Balloon Angioplasties. A Balloon Angioplasty is a way to correct several heart problems such as heart attacks and artery diseases.  Next most erroneous, complications arise from Cardiac Ablations. Heart surgery errors can also arise from the incorrect diagnosis of a heart problem and during other surgeries, such as Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.”

To learn more, click here to review the entire article

Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Certification.  The program aims to train nurses in the field of legal nurse consulting to help aid attorneys in malpractice cases, whether in defense of the physician or on behalf of the patient.

Legal Nurse Consulting Training Article on Malpractice and Telehealth

With the emergence of new technologies such as telehealth, many great new advantages come, but also chances for medical malpractice.  It is important for primary healthcare givers to understand the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth and what can go wrong and how to protect oneself.

Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals

 

The article, “6 things to know about telehealth medical malpractice concerns” by Jackie Drees looks at the some of the issues and problems that can arise from telehealth and what can possibly lead to malpractice.  She states,

“Telehealth adoption has accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, signaling the need for providers to examine their malpractice risks associated with virtual care. In a Sept. 29 op-ed for Bloomberg Law, Lindsay Lowe, a public health and healthcare law attorney at Wolfe Pincavage law firm in Miami, outlined potential medical malpractice concerns providers should be aware of when delivering telehealth services.”

With online breaches, poor connection, miscommunication or lack of proper observation due to technical limitations, it is important to work with clients and let them understand the potential issues with telehealth despite the advantages.  To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals

 

Legal Nurse Consulting Program Article on Medication Malpractice

Medication error is a type of medical malpractice.  It occurs when the improper medication, dose, or time when a medication is prescribed.  It can be due to scripts with bad handwriting, overworked staff, the pharmacist, or even a nurse. Ultimately, it will usually fall on the shoulders of the doctor.  Communication is key in preventing this type of possible malpractice suite and death or injury to a patient.

Medication error is a potential medical malpractice that can be avoided. Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program

The article, ”

Medical Malpractice: How Medication Errors Can Be Devastating” by Dr Sonya Sherpa looks at the this type of medical malpractice in detail.  She offers a wide range of ways to prevent it as well.  She states,

“There is no one single step to reducing medication errors, in fact, the entire healthcare staff and administration need to work together to reduce these errors, by hiring more staff, reducing the numerous responsibilities of one single doctor, and better communication. Communication is key.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program.  The program is online and independent study that leads to a four year certification.  Qualified nurses can apply and earn this certification

 

 

Legal Nurse Consulting Program Article on Malpractice Requirements

Malpractice can occur at anytime in healthcare.  Unfortunately, many people suffer life long damage due to malpractice.   However, when do you know you have a legitimate case?

The article, “The “Four D’s” of Medical Malpractice” by Greg Barnhart looks at four easy ways to recall if your case fits the malpractice paradigm. He states,

“Medical malpractice can be thought of as a particular subset of negligence. If you feel like you or a loved one has been damaged by medical professionals’ negligence (meaning, their failure to adequately perform their duties), our Florida medical malpractice attorney can help. The requirements for establishing medical malpractice are often referred to as the “four Ds:” Duty, Deviation, Direct Causation and Damages.”

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What constitutes medical malpractice? Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program

 

Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals and nurses.

 

Legal Nurse Consulting Training Program Article on Professional Malpractice

Negligence happens in healthcare.  In some cases it can also occur with medication.  The article below looks at a case of malpractice and looks to determine if it falls under ordinary negligence or professional malpractice.

There are many types of medical errors. This article looks at ordinary negligence and professional malpractice

 

The article, “Fatal Medication Error: Ordinary Negligence or Professional Malpractice?” by Ann Latner presents a case in which such a decision was needed.  She states,

“This month, we look at a recent case out of Nevada where the court was asked to decide if an error involving a fatal dose of morphine was medical malpractice, requiring an affidavit from a medical expert, or whether it was ordinary negligence, which does not have such a requirement.”

To review the article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Training Program.  The program is online and independent study.  Nurses and other qualified professionals can take the program to earn a four year certification.  See if the Legal Nurse Consulting Program from AIHCP meets your academic and professional goals.

 

 

Legal Nurse Consulting and Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice

Legal Nurse Consultants deal with deaths or injuries of individuals resulting in negligence or failure to comply to a standard by a medical professional.  Terms such as medical malpractice and wrongful death are used daily in these cases

Legal Nurses deal with Medical Malpractice daily.
Please review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.

 

There are differences though in these phrases.  The article, “The Key Differences Between Wrongful Death And Medical Malpractice” by Legal Desire reviews this difference.  The article states,

“The law is a broad field of study and there are many facets contained within. One of the areas of law that most commonly affects us is personal injury law. Personal injury law covers medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and fall, etc. Today we are going to take a look at the differences between medical malpractice and wrongful death.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.  The program is open to nurses seeking certification in Legal Nursing.

Working From Home: Is It Possible For Healthcare Professionals? 

laptop with smart phone on wood tableWritten by Lucy Peters

More employees are working from home today than ever before — as many as 9.8 million Americans worked remotely in 2019 before the pandemic hit, Pew Research reveals. When it doesn’t compromise patient care, healthcare organizations can benefit from implementing work-from-home programs, which reduce staff burnout, improve care coordination, and boost patient revenue. Some healthcare roles can be successfully performed from home, however, healthcare organizations must take care to establish clear guidelines and provide the necessary equipment and technology.

Incorporating work-from-home programs

Telehealth is a relatively new service replacing in-person appointments; it allows healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat patients effectively via virtual appointments. Video chat software is all that’s required to facilitate telehealth. Physicians therefore only need to appear in-office for the most acute patients. Staff who support patients without dealing with them directly — in the fields of marketing, claims management, medical records management, and patient intake, for example — can also work from home efficiently. Healthcare organizations will generally find some tasks need to be performed in person while others more flexible can be done remotely. Most simply, this could mean sharing office spaces on set days to treat patients, while staff then work from home on the other days of the week.

Secure technology and HIPAA compliance

Remote workers must continue to be HIPAA compliant and protect the organization’s network, sensitive data, and electronic personal health information (ePHI). Workers who handle electronic health records will need to use VPNs (virtual private networks) to access them at home. Devices and apps should be encrypted and password protected (two-factor authentication provides maximum security). Additionally, any devices used to view ePHI should always have up-to-date security software installed. Cloud-based communication systems allow workers to collaborate remotely, however any systems used should be third-party certified for security standards (the HITRUST CSF certification is most widely used in the healthcare industry).

Injury and worker’s rights

Remote workers can still be prone to workplace injuries — slips, trips, and falls being some of the most common. Poor home-office setups can also increase risk of objects falling from shelves, burns from hot drinks, or ankle sprains from going up or down the stairs. In fact, healthcare organizations may ask employees to perform a risk evaluation of their home office space; this can be used to identify and eliminate potential issues that may cause injuries. Injuries sustained by remote workers are covered by workers’ compensation law as long as they occurred during completion of a work-related task during work hours. Healthcare professionals can strengthen their chances of receiving compensation if their employer specifically instructed them to work remotely and provided necessary equipment to perform their duties.

It’s possible for many healthcare professionals today to work from home while continuing to provide excellent patient care and service and adhere to industry regulations. Healthcare organizations should always provide workers with the equipment and technology needed to fulfil their roles safely and efficiently.

 

Legal Nurse Consulting Certification Article on Doctor Client Confidentiality

The confidentiality between a doctor and patient is on par with that of a attorney or client, or priest and spiritual dependent.  It is critical that there is no breach in this confidentiality.  Like other bonds, there are serious complications and consequences when this confidentiality is betrayed.

Doctor Patient Confidentiality is a fundamental block of THE patient doctor agreement. Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Certification

 

The article, “What Is A Breach Of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality?” by Paul Tolzman  takes a closer look at this.  He states,

If someone has a health issue that requires medical attention, or is simply going in for their annual check-up, anything they discuss with their physician is kept between them and the health care provider. The physician is legally required to uphold a doctor-patient confidentiality agreement, which is based on the concept that a patient should never be concerned about seeking medical treatment for fear that private medical information will be disclosed to others. ”

The article goes on to state, malpractice and other suites can follow when a breach occurs.  To read the entire article, please click here

It is important for healthcare professionals to protect sensitive medical information regarding their clients.  When this is not done, legal action usually follows.  If you would like to learn more about Legal Nurse Consulting or would like to become certified as a Legal Nurse, then please review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals in the field of medical law.