I frequently counsel RNs who are so extremely stressed out that they can’t see anything better for their future in nursing. They’re stuck in their past.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are called to interview with different types of attorneys. No matter the attorney’s specialty (personal injury, medical malpractice or products liability), there’s no trick to interviewing successfully. Interviewing comes down to 12 best legal nurse consulting practices as the nine Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Pros describe.
One of the most famous paintings in history, DaVinci’s Last Supper, is about 13 well-known people sitting around a table sharing bread and wine. From the beginning of mankind people have used food as a way of bonding. The tradition of “breaking bread” goes back to before knives were present at the table. Bread was considered essential to life and it was the ultimate act of sociality to break or share bread with another party – friend, stranger or foe.
Look around. There isn’t a retail clerk, flight attendant or restaurant server that doesn’t have a phone in their hands or within arm’s reach. There’s probably also a nurse or two. I’m just as guilty and am increasingly feeling chained to this device. To top it off, I’ve added the Apple® Watch this year only to find that the pull this tiny device has over me is more powerful than I’d like to admit.
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.