Julie Dickinson, MBA BSN RN LNCC
Elizabeth Zorn, BSN RN LNCC
Target Audience: RNs interested in learning more about legal nurse consulting.
Description/Purpose: By working through this self-directed online module, the learner will be able to analyze the multiple aspects and management priorities involved in a medical malpractice case.
- Outline the legal classification of a professional negligence case.
- Summarize the 4 elements of proof in a professional negligence claim.
- Outline the preliminary considerations when screening a potential case for merit.
- Define the process and elements involved in evaluating standard of care and breach of duty.
- Analyze the process of evaluating damages.
- Analyze the process of evaluating causation.
- Outline the considerations when evaluating claims from the defense perspective.
- Explore the strategies and decision-making processes used to determine the best means to resolve a claim prior to verdict.
- Explain the role of expert witnesses in professional negligence cases.
- Evaluate the various factors impacting trial outcome.
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: 6.5
Expiration Date: April 10, 2020
- 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.