Years ago an attorney-client shared, “Vickie, I don’t just prepare my case for deposition and trial. I always prepare the opposing side’s case too.”
As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant in the Quality, Risk and Regulatory Compliance Department in an acute care facility, I never lack for something to occupy my time, talents and skills. A huge chunk of my day is spent digging into patient medical records regarding quality of care and claims made against the hospital.
A distinguishing personality trait of successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultants is they’re accountable to self. A simple strategy for ensuring accountability is tracking and measuring efforts, actions, results and anything that can give you insight into your legal nurse consulting business.
One true mark of a professional is that all their communications are congruent in every way. Their stationery, business name, domain name and email signature all fall together and compliment their legal nurse consulting business.
Hospitals are required by federal law to maintain an audit trail for electronic medical records. The audit trail (which is discoverable) tracks when a medical record was accessed and when additions or alterations were made to the record (by whom and when).
Yesterday we all gathered around tables and celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends. Those special moments are the perfect reminder of the importance to celebrate and express gratitude throughout each day.
At a banquet in Spain, Christopher Columbus was seated at a place of honor. If he had not discovered the New World, a jealous noble asked him, wouldn’t somebody else have done so?
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: My First Case Proved I Could Succeed as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
My most memorable case involved a 32-year-old Caucasian male with a long history of chronic abdominal pain controlled with prn Dilaudid. He was hospitalized for additional diffuse abdominal pain and passing blood.
A CLNC Certification student who has 40 plus years of nursing experience shared, “Vickie, I’m afraid of attorneys. How do I overcome my fear?”
As the Institute’s resident Tech-Tipper I always recommend that Certified Legal Nurse Consultants keep all of their devices (computers, tablets and phones) fully patched up and, especially with mobile devices, on the most current operating system.