As a charge nurse and assistant manager, one of my responsibilities was chart review. I continually stressed the need for thorough and timely documentation with my staff. One day my wife suggested I’d do well as a legal nurse consultant.
Despite popular belief and the laws of gravity, shit really does flow uphill, at least for entrepreneurs. Own a legal nurse consulting business and you also own responsibility for everyone associated with you – employees, subcontractors and vendors. There’s a reason you get paid the big bucks – when someone fails you, the repercussions of said failure fall on your shoulders.
Like most Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, when typing a new document I’ll use an earlier version of a similar document as a template. As a best practice, I immediately retitle the old document with the new document name and save that new document with its new name. By doing so, I don’t accidently overwrite the old document. Sound confusing? It’s not. And, as long as you do it religiously, it works great and any reasonably disciplined CLNC consultant can, and should, do it.
Recently we hired a new company to supply LegalNurse.com with a specific type of software. We thought we’d done our due diligence, but despite the successful sales pitches and demonstrations, it turned out that the software wasn’t as compatible with our CRM system as the salesperson had represented.
Sometimes a project can seem overwhelming. You don’t know where to start or which foot to put forward first. You’re stumped, scared and going nowhere. For 33 years in my legal nurse consulting business I’ve too often made the mistake of worrying about how little I could do towards a daunting project and letting that concern stop me in my tracks.
Yesterday I received an email from someone I know who passed on about this time last year. It isn’t the first time he emailed me posthumously, and it won’t be the last. In fact, he isn’t the only dead person that emails me. What is so urgent that this legion of apparently living dead have to communicate from the other side? Well, as you can guess, it was spam and not for life-extending supplements.
While in Borneo I had the opportunity to view wild Proboscis monkeys as they came down from the trees to feed. One of the monkeys had a very young baby, 2-3 weeks old. I overheard two distressed women criticizing the mother who was much more interested in feeding herself than feeding or suckling her baby.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Karla Olson, RN, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CBC, CLNC shares how she was working extra hours in her RN hospital job reviewing cases as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. One day after working to exonerate a nurse in a lawsuit, Karla decided it was time to quit working 60 hours a week at the hospital while being paid for only 36. She left her RN job and got serious about creating her full-time legal nurse consulting business.
Success Is Inside! Need I say more? When I wrote Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman this was the most important message I wanted to convey, so I autographed every book with that thought. Thousands of autographed books later, I’m still in awe that my right hand held up to the task without any repetitive stress injury.
Last week we discussed a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant’s ability to delay sending an email long enough for your conscience to kick in and delete it, thus stopping you from doing something extremely dangerous to your legal nurse consulting business and professional reputation. This week I’m going to push the envelope a little further and give you another useful tool – the ability to delay sending a text message long enough to recall or delete it.