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Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles & Practices 4th Edition

Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices 4th ed. provides a general overview of the basic legal concepts and processes common to medical-legal cases, thereby providing a framework for legal nurse consulting practice. This textbook is also a resource for experienced LNCs who are seeking to fine-tune their skills, expand into other legal nurse consulting practice areas, offer new services to their clients, enhance their value to existing clients or employers, or transition to a different practice setting.

This textbook is used by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and other providers of LNC education as the core for curriculum development.  It is also used by the ALNCCB and its volunteers as a resource in developing questions for the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC®) examination.  As such, Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices is recognized as the preeminent resource on the practice of legal nurse consulting. Preview the table of contents here.

Published: 2019

Editors: Julie Dickinson MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC & Anne Meyer BSN, RN, LNCC

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Legal Nurse Consulting Scope and Standards of Practice

The Legal Nurse Consulting: Scope and Standards of Practice is a foundational document that defines, directs and offers a framework for nurses practicing in the specialty of legal nurse consulting. The Scope and Standards provide a guide for the LNC to understand the knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment that are required for the practice of legal nurse consulting. 

54 Pages, January 2017

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Growing Your Practice: Online Resources, Sample Reports, & Tools for the LNC

For the beginning or experienced LNC, this newly updated online resource will give you the tools needed for your practice. You will be able to download and customize your business contracts, resume, invoices, chronologies and time lines. Marketing ideas and examples are given for advertising, developing brochures and website presence. Also included are examples of work products for the LNC, expert witness, case manager, life care planner, worker’s compensation, and personal injury. 

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Advanced Resources

The Nurse Expert Witness: Guidelines for Practice

The information in this online virtual booklet is designed to guide and assist the nurse expert witness. Some areas covered include:

  • Nurse expert credibility
  • Providing Expert Testimony
  • Sample Documents

Member Price: $50

Non-Member Price: $75


LNCC Practice Test

These 100 practice questions were developed through the same process used to write the LNCC® examination—except that the practice test includes answers! Use this tool to help assess your readiness for the LNCC exam.

*The practice exam is not a requirement to sit for an actual certification examination.
*Taking the practice exam does not imply successful performance on the examination. 

Member Price: $125

Non-Member Price: $150

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Principles & Practices Clinical Specialty Series

Legal Nurse Consultants (LNCs) often review cases for merit that are not in their area of practice.  It is important for them to know enough about the specialty where a patient alleges an injury occurred, in order to discern that expert review and testimony is required. This exciting new peer-reviewed series is the work of specialists in these areas.  Each e-book provides a wealth of resources and references to use when writing a report that will impress your attorney-clients! The online e-books are easy to access on any device whenever you need to consult them.


Principles & Practices: 4th Edition Textbook & Clinical Specialty Series Bundle

Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices 4th ed. provides a general overview of the basic legal concepts and processes common to medical-legal cases, thereby providing a framework for legal nurse consulting practice. This textbook is also a resource for experienced LNCs who are seeking to fine-tune their skills, expand into other legal nurse consulting practice areas, offer new services to their clients, enhance their value to existing clients or employers, or transition to a different practice setting.

Included in this bundle are the first four e-books in the series, covering the clinical practice areas of Ambulatory Care, Assisted Living, Interventional Radiology, and Opioids, as well as the Legal Nurse Consultant Principles and Practices 4th Edition textbook.

Member Price: $310

Non-Member Price: $375

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Principles and Practices: Clinical Specialty Series Bundle 1

Included in this bundle are the first four e-books in the series, covering the clinical practice areas of Ambulatory Care, Assisted Living, Interventional Radiology, and Opioids.

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Principles and Practices: Clinical Specialty Series Bundle 2

Included in this bundle are the second group of three e-books in the series, covering the clinical practice areas of Pediatric Case Evaluation, Emergency Department Care, and Issues in Residential Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

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Principles and Practices: Complete Seven eBook Set

Included in this bundle are all seven e-books in the series, covering the clinical practice areas of Ambulatory Care, Assisted Living, Interventional Radiology, Opioids, Pediatric Case Evaluation, Emergency Department Care, and Issues in Residential Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

Member Price: $225

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Ambulatory Care Settings

Author: Deborah Wipf, MS, APRN-GCNS-BC, LNCC

The Ambulatory Care Settings e-book helps the LNC to recognize major risk factors in various outpatient procedural areas, including Surgery Centers, clinics, and MD offices. The author also identifies resources for finding standards of care from professional organizations pertinent to these settings. Explore the role of the LNC in ambulatory care case review!

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Assisted Living 

Author: Dawn Nash, RN, LNCC

The Assisted Living (ALF) e-book provides an overview of essential components of ALF requirements, giving the LNC an overview of differences between assisted living and long-term skilled care. Through this e-book, LNCs will obtain an understanding of legal and regulatory issues encountered in ALF case review. Explore the role of the LNC when working on assisted living cases!

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Emergency Department Care 

Author: Mariann F. Cosby, DPN, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC, CLCP, CCM, MSCC

The Emergency Department Care e-book will discuss aspects of emergency care subject to risk, and evaluate case presentations for potential violations of ethics, failure to recognize, and failure to treat. In this resource, the LNC will gain understanding of documentation requirements for the emergency department setting. Learn about the many risk factors to consider when reviewing emergency department cases!

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Interventional Radiology

Author: Deborah Wipf, MS, APRN-GCNS-BC, LNCC

The Interventional Radiology (IR) e-book discusses areas of potential litigation such as the use of anesthesia and sedation in the IRU. In this resource, the LNC will explore phases of the procedures and potential post-procedure complications. Add valuable knowledge and insight to IR cases by gaining a deeper understanding of the IRU!

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Issues in Residential Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Author: A. M. Powers-Kilburn, RN, MAOM

The Issues in Residential Care e-book will define Intellectual Disability (ID) and Developmental Disability (DD), and provide an understanding of legislation that has led to the current structure of ID/DD care. The LNC will explore the varied setting of residential care and develop an understanding of current areas of concern common to ID/DD. Broaden your knowledge of this evolving specialty!

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Opioids

Author: Sharon S. Kelley, PhD, MS

The Opioids e-book discusses the history of the prescription opioid epidemic and events contributing to morbidity and mortality. Throughout this e-book, LNCs will review case examples that discuss plaintiff and defense theories cited in civil litigation specific to prescription opioids. Explore the role of the LNC in prescription opioids cases!

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Pediatric Case Evaluation

Authors: Mariann F. Cosby, DPN, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC, CLCP, CCM, MSCC

& Paula Deaun Jackson, RN, MSN, CRNP, PMHS

The Pediatric Case Evaluation e-book discusses differences found in the pediatric population versus the adult population. This e-book will illustrate the potential types of medical issues found in pediatric malpractice claims. The LNC will learn standards of care specific to pediatrics, how the emancipated minor applies to pediatric case evaluation, and add pediatric-specific resources to their knowledge base.

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Reference Cards

Please note that we are currently unable to fulfill orders for our hard copy reference cards. Any hard copy reference cards purchased after March 15 will be shipped at a later date. Hard copy reference cards purchased during this time will be added to our queue, and we will communicate with you when we have a ship date. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented situation. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@aalnc.org 

Report Writing for the LNC Reference Card

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated product is in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Report Writing for the LNC Reference Card addresses the most common types of written reports, for which LNCs may author or provide assistance to an attorney client.

1 Page front and back, 2020

AALNC Products & Services Committee

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Personal Injury Claim Evaluation Reference Card

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated product is in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Personal Injury Claim Evaluation Reference Card is intended to guide LNCs unfamiliar with Personal Injury Cases or as a refresher when reviewing Personal Injury Cases.

1 Page front and back, 2020

AALNC Products & Services Committee

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Research and the LNC Reference Card 

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated, three-hole punched product is the first in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Research and the LNC Reference Card is a great resource for providing guidance to the LNC when obtaining research.

1 Page front and back, 2019

AALNC Products & Services Committee

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Falls Reference Card 

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated, three-hole punched product is the first in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Falls Reference Card is a great resource for providing guidance to LNCs unfamiliar with the topic, or as a refresher to the topic in order to assist in their review of case materials and report preparation.

1 Page front and back, 2019

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HIPAA Reference Card 

Reference guide of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) needed by legal nurse consultants for compliance with HIPAA's Privacy Rule. The laminated card contains the most current information about the complex federal HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Information applies to health care professionals, healthcare organizations and business associates. Learn about the regulations to protect patients’ health information.

2 Pages front and back, 2018

AALNC Products & Services Committee 

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Business Essentials Reference Card 

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated, three-hole punched product is the newest in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

Starting an independent legal nurse consulting practice is often a new experience for Registered Nurses. This card was designed for every legal nurse consultant but may be an essential tool for registered nurses starting their own legal nurse consulting practices. 

1 Page front and back, 2018

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Nutrition Through the Lifespan Reference Card 

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated product is the newest in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Nutrition Through the Lifespan Reference Card is a great resource for a quick guide to Nutrition from pre-natal care to the terminally ill and dying patient including nutritional research resources and where to find them, nutritional standards & recommendations and nutritional requirements from children to adults.

3 Pages front and back, 2017

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Evidence Based Practice Reference Card 

Introducing a new resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated, three-hole punched product is the next in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Evidence-Based Practice Reference Card is a great resource for a quick guide to Evidence-Based Practice including evidence-based research resource and where to find it, the grading of evidence, standard of care, statutes and even how to cite evidence-based practice work.  

1 Page front and back, 2015

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Medical Malpractice Claim Evaluation Reference Card 

Check out this resource created by the AALNC Products & Services Committee. This laminated, three-hole punched product is the first in a series of reference cards presented by the Products & Services Committee. 

The Medical Malpractice Reference Card is a great resource for a quick guide to Medical Malpractice including causation, the four elements of proof in a medical malpractice claim, evaluation of damages, and sources for standards of care.

1 Page front and back, 2015

AALNC Products & Services Committee 

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