Pre-Forum Tracks

Want to maximize your LNC education and networking in Denver? Consider taking that extra step and attend the AALNC Pre-Forum for even more specialized and in-depth learning! Select from one of the two tracks below when you register to reserve your seat. Additional fees apply.

Clinical Issues for Litigation and a Mini-Mock Trial 

This track will address some clinical issues for litigation and apply skills to a mock trial for expanding your LNC practice. Sessions include:

  • Legal Conundrums in Inflammatory Conditions of the Colon: When is an Operation Necessary?

              Stephen Cohen, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

              This session will discuss the many different types of inflammatory conditions of the colon, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis. 

  • Emergency Updates: Current Standards for Essential ER Management of PE, MI, CVA, and Sepsis
      Jill Baldwin, RN, MSN, APRN
      This session will discuss the current recommendations for ER management of PE, MI, CVA and sepsis.
  • When Pieces of the Puzzle are Missing, a Catastrophic Outcome can Occur - Mock Trial
      Barbara J. Levin, BSN, RN, ONC, CMSRN, LNCC & Patricia Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC

              This session incorporates the clinical and legal aspects of a patient who had changes in neurovascular assessments. There were many issues which occurred in the hospital. This case went to trial and a mock trial will be shared with AALNC attendees. We want the AALNC attendees to play a part as a juror. 

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CSI Denver

This track will address many of the key principles of LNC practice in forensic evidence investigation, criminal law, and correctional system nursing care. Sessions include:

  • Evaluating Issues Associated with Nursing Practice Breakdown in Correctional Settings
     Stacey Cropley, DNP, RN, LNCC

             This session addresses the LNC role in evaluation of correctional nursing practice and factors that result in infringement of inmate constitutional rights. 

  • Putting the Forensic Nurse Expert to Work in your LNC Practice 

             Valerie A. Sievers, MSN, RN, CNS, SANE-A, SANE-P

             This session will review the varied sub-specialty areas of forensic healthcare while identifying the role & practice of the forensic nurse expert and potential opportunities to assist LNCs with review and testimony. 

  • Criminal Case Consultation: A New Path for the LNC

             Teresa Devitt-Lynch, MSN, RN, AFN-BC, SANE-A

             Participants of this session will expand their LNC knowledge base and learn to apply consulting skills to cases within the criminal court system. 

For more details regarding the sessions above, please visit the AALNC Annual Forum 2020 page.