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Core Knowledge for the LNC: Medical Litigation Terminology


Debra A. Gray, MSN, RN

Tamara Karlin, RN, LNCC

Cynthia Mascarenhas, RN, LNCC

Marjorie B. Pugatch, RN, MA, LNCC, EMT-B

Description: Litigation documents filled with legal terms can be daunting for LNCs.  This module has been tailored specifically for legal nurse consultants who routinely read and interpret legal documents.  A firm understanding of medical legal terms will enhance the LNCs comprehension of the medico-legal process and help decipher legal documents in their work as a legal nurse consultant.

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

Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants will gain the knowledge of legal terminology used in medical malpractice claims.

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

Contact hours: 0.75

Expiration Date: October 1, 2021

Successful Completion:

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

Conflict of Interest:  The planners and faculty for this activity report no conflict of interest with the development and presentation of this course.

Price: Members $32/Non-Members $55

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