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Other LNC Practice Areas Module

Authors: 

Kathy Ferrell, BS RN LNCC
Susan LaFollette, BSN RN CDMS LNCC CLCP CCM MSCC 
Kari Williamson, BSN RN LNCC CCM

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

Description/Purpose: The purpose of this activity is to increase the participant’s knowledge and role of the LNC in three employment settings: risk management in a healthcare facility, Workers’ Compensation and defense insurance company.

Objectives: 

  • Define terms related to Workers’ Compensation
  • Understand the disability classifications in Workers’ Compensation 
  • Explain the compensation provided whether injured worker covered under Federal or State workers’ compensation 
  • Compare the Federal workers’ compensation and State workers’ compensation systems 
  • Discuss the evaluations used in Workers’ Compensation cases
  • Examine the role of the LNC in Workers’ Compensation 
  • Explain the different types of defense clients, claims and coverage 
  • Define basic terms used in insurance defense 
  • Discuss the types of claims seen insurance defense 
  • Describe biomechanics of injury/mechanism of injury in evaluating falls and motor vehicle accident cases 
  • Explain damages pertaining to insurance defense 
  • Examine the role of the defense LNC in insurance work 
  • Describe the educational requirements for a LNC risk manger 
  • Compare the difference between federal mandates, state regulations and hospital standards 
  • Summarize the process involved in risk identification 
  • Discuss the impact of litigation on a healthcare organization

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: 3
Expiration Date: April 10, 2020

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.

Price: 

Member: $90
Non-member: $180

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