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Researching Medical Literature & Other Information Module


Jean Autry, BS RN LNCC CMI-I
Katy Jones, MSN BSN RN 

Target Audience: RNs interested in learning more about legal nurse consulting.

Description/Purpose: Participation in this online module will enable the learner to explore reliable, effective and efficient methods for conducting medical-legal research and providing an excellent work product to the attorney/attorney client.


  • Discuss the importance of medical legal research for the LNC
  • Analyze the various types of medical literature and discuss the reasons why searches may be needed
  • Illustrate effective processes for conducting research
  • Analyze effective methods for researching reliable sources for standards of care
  • Explain the process and considerations for researching causation issues
  • Critique two selected legal standards and outline the most effective methods for summarizing medical literature
  • Evaluate reliable and effective sources for locating and viewing full text articles
  • Summarize the use of other selected types of research in case preparation

Continuing Education: The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Education Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 4
Expiration Date: September 22, 2022

Successful Completion:

  • Complete individual module
  • Obtain a score of at least 80% on the module post-test
  • Complete the online course evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest: The planners and faculty for this activity report no conflicts of interest.


Member: $130
Non-member: $260

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