This is the time of year to make a change in your nursing career or grow your legal nurse consulting business to more success.
Tom’s Tech Tip: Time for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to Turn on Their (Windows 10) Night Light
If you’re a busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultant you’ve probably worked late into the night on more than one occasion. In fact, you probably do it as a matter of course. It’s well known that the blue light from electronic devices such as laptops, monitors and phones can suppress melatonin production, affect your sleep and even contribute to health issues. This Tech Tip gives you an excuse to stay up late and improve your health. But it’s best to wait until after dark before implementing the steps below. Plus you’ll be able to see the differences as you work through it.
Tom’s Tech Tip: Warning for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants: Summer’s Nearly Over and So May Be Your iPhone 6
There is a huge update coming to the Apple® iOS used on iPhones® and iPads® and, more likely than not, it’s due out in September. Warning for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants who have iPhones – with iOS version 13, updates and support for iPhones 5 and 6 will be discontinued. Of course you’ll be able to continue to use your old iPhones and iPads, but some of the apps won’t update and the system will seem clunky.
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: Consulting on a Case Outside of My Specialty Taught Me How to Expand My CLNC Business
My most challenging and Memorable CLNC Case is that of a woman who was blinded during a blepharoplasty. The plaintiff attorney handed me four photographs and seven pieces of paper with doctor scratching.
Registered nurses are a tough breed. Not surprising because we deal with tough workloads, tough working conditions and tough consequences if we don’t do our job right. What other professional can claim that a spit second decision can be the difference between life and death?
With the Medicare appeals process, things are slightly different than with medical malpractice cases. The attorneys are hired by the hospital corporation. Sometimes they’re well-versed in health conditions and sometimes not. Use these five performance strategies as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to attorneys perform better. The impact will be a positive one for the hospital client who hires you.
We are bombarded with thousands of messages and communications in a single day. So how can you possibly stay in the mind of attorney-clients who are bombarded with clients calling, staffers vying for their attention, email, texts and social media following them everywhere?
If you’re a busy legal nurse consultant who’s using Windows® 10 you’ve probably noticed that the “out of the box” installation is pretty noisy. It’s like babysitting a two-year-old. There are noises, or more properly sound alerts, when Windows goes to sleep, when it wakes, when programs open or close. Then there are noises for reminders, incoming email, outgoing email and, sometimes it seems, just random noises to amuse itself or whenever it feels neglected or ignored.
Growing up in New Orleans, we’d duck into a Bourbon Street “Takee-Outee” to satisfy a sudden attack of the hungries while haunting the French Quarter. Years later I shudder to think what we may have been eating but, at the time, that “some kind of meat” on a stick served its purpose.
There is no past. It’s over. There is no guarantee of a future. There’s only now. That’s why one of my favorite quotes is a book title by Paul Arden, “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.”