Smoking is tragically the single-biggest cause of preventable death in America. Seeking a “safer” (or perhaps more effective) way to deliver nicotine to their bloodstream, vaping (or e-cigarette use) is quickly becoming the trend among teenage smokers.
In June of 2014, I began a diligent search for entrepreneurial nursing opportunities. I've always enjoyed working for myself. Before nursing, I worked as a veterinary technician and then in pharmaceutical research. After ten years as a registered nurse, I was looking for an opportunity to work from home and build a business.
I shudder to think about the RN I’d be today if I hadn’t left my RN job at the hospital in 1982. At that time I was working overtime to pay the mortgage on my 1,200 square foot condominium and knew I was way too mouthy and opinionated to last another 35 years in a draconian institutional setting.
Something I’ve learned about computer problems is that I’m not the only one experiencing them. Yes, Mr. Thomas Tech-Tip has computer issues – probably more than most people. But something I’ve learned is that no matter what your problem may be, there is a high probability that someone else is experiencing it or has experienced it in the past.
As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant you can get so lost in a case that you forget to track your time. I know I don’t need to explain why you don’t want to lose track of your billable hours or even minutes :). Accurate timekeeping is not just an essential best business practice, it’s how you ensure you’re paid for the time spent on a legal case.
With changes in the Five-Star Quality Rating System affecting the nursing home industry, the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant must understand how Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collects and relies on data from various data sources.
When I plan a project or event I expect the best, but plan for the worst. For example, when I fly to a CLNC Certification Seminar city I'll usually take an early morning flight to ensure I arrive timely even if there are flight delays or cancellations. Sure, I can take the chance that everything will go perfectly and avoid getting to the airport at the crack of dawn by flying out much later in the day. But that strategy only works if everything goes perfectly, which you know if you fly, is as rare as getting good service or an in-flight meal!
Remember that old-fashioned combination lock you had on your locker in gym class, nursing school, your RN hospital job or at your CrossFit® class? If you do, I’m sure you also remember that you always had trouble remembering the combination.
Yes, it really is the little things in life that can make our day. All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know I start every day with a cup of healthy green tea. That’s my “me” time and it’s a tradition I’ve faithfully followed no matter where in the world I find myself. Whether I’m revving up for a busy work day, gorilla-trekking in Rwanda or just spending time with my niece Reese, I start my day with quiet tea time.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Ruth Lewis, RN, CLNC shares that presentations are one of her favorite ways to obtain new attorney-clients. Ruth’s strategy is to call the attorney-prospect’s office and offer to do a free 20-minute lunchtime presentation on electronic medical records (EMR).