Today we’re docked in Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas. I’m in search of real pirates under the guise of checking out the local architecture. All that research I did on pirates for my opening speech got into my head and now I’m seeing them everywhere.
I’m co-opting Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip time for a report from the NACLNC Cruise. He’s having so much fun that he probably won’t remember to post until next Tuesday anyway, so I hope you’ll forgive him.
One of my favorite things about cruising is having a glass of champagne as the ship sails. Yesterday we all did just that. The simple ceremony of sailing is such a fine tradition.
Today’s the first day of the NACLNC Conference Cruise aboard the Freedom of the Seas. It’s also Registration Day and I am excited to see all my CLNC friends again. It’s always fun to meet your families and friends – through them I learn even more about you.
One of my favorite Broadway musicals is Jersey Boys. I’ve seen it five times and have had the pleasure of sharing it with many friends. Two of the lead characters, Frankie Valle and Bob Gaudio strike a deal to collaborate and share everything 50/50. They sealed their deal with a “Jersey Contract” – also known as a handshake. This happened in 1961, early in the group’s history – a time which brought us many, many hit songs including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Their Jersey Contract thrives today, as does a bond of friendship between these powerful musical talents.
I recently entered into a Jersey Contract with the owner of a company. I’ve known him for a long time and always felt we had a bond that transcended business. I was thinking we’d be like Frankie Valle and Bob Gaudio.
I always joke that I like to break the rules and here I was, violating one of my own, which is to have a contract in every business relationship. Questions and issues that should have been covered in a contract came up and needed to be resolved.
Today when I was working out with my trainer, it seemed I was doing everything wrong. It didn’t matter if I was doing a chest-press, a squat or even lying flat on my back in exhaustion – he was correcting me.
Today’s blog is the equivalent of a Certified Legal Nurse Consulting quickie. In between preparing documents and PowerPoint® slides for the NACLNC® Conference Cruise I’m packing and trying to figure out how to stuff all my stuff into one rolling suitcase (or not). So, rather than drone on and on, here is one quick Microsoft® Office® tip I learned this week.
NACLNC® Conference Attendees: 7 Final Important Instructions for the NACLNC® Conference March 13-20, 2011
We’re down to the most important part of the 2011 NACLNC® Eastern Caribbean Conference Cruise information and that’s the Conference itself. Click here for the Conference Cruise itinerary of all our special NACLNC® Networking Events. Then continue reading for some special announcements that will ensure your NACLNC® Conference goes smoothly:
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: I Overrode the Physician Expert’s Opinion and Helped Settle a Multimillion Dollar Case
I seriously could write a book about this case. I met the attorney of this memorable case at a legal seminar. I was asked to review the medical records and fetal monitoring strips of a baby who was severely brain injured. An OB/GYN expert, who had experience as a consulting expert and testifying expert for plaintiffs, reviewed the records. The OB/GYN found no negligence or deviation to the standard of care on the part of the physician or the labor nurses and could not support a plaintiff’s case for causation in this regard. The OB/GYN found the fetal monitoring strips to showed no distress by the fetus and no causation for the injuries the baby subsequently sustained.
Many CLNC consultants have opted to buy laser printers for their home offices and legal nurse consulting businesses. I’m a big fan of laser printers – they’re usually faster than inkjet printers and are inexpensive and affordable. If you buy an all-in-one, you can combine it with a scanner and fax machine (Yes Virginia, some people still use faxes). Your attorney-clients will prefer to receive your legal nurse consulting reports on laser-printed paper because they can highlight the important deviations from the standards of care without the fear of the smear.