With the COVID-19 pandemic many people are still choosing to stay close to home even though states have opened up. I’m one of those people. This is not an easy decision for someone used to traveling more than 16 weeks a year.
My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: My First Case Still Inspires My Role as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant 16 Years Later
My most Memorable CLNC® Case is the first case I consulted on. The case involved a nursing home patient who choked and expired as result of improper basic life support (BLS) by the staff. I was able to put my nursing expertise and new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant skills to work to help someone who had a poor outcome from negligent care.
My husband Tom has a great sense of direction. You can plop him down in a city he hasn’t been in for 15 years and he’ll lead you to the nearest movie theatre or restaurant we liked through all sorts of detours without a pause. He’s even gotten us out of the woods (literally) with just a topographical map and a cheap compass after we missed a trail in a wilderness reserve.
While many Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and attorneys are still on COVID-19 lockdown, it’s even more important than ever to communicate with your clients. The courts may be closed, but attorneys are still getting new cases, working on existing cases and advancing the discovery process on all of their cases. And they need to hear from you as the CLNC® consultant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When it’s your first time, everything is exciting. Sure you’re nervous, but that’s a good thing, like the way you feel waiting in line for a roller coaster. Your knees are knocking and you’re thinking “I don’t know if I really want to do this.” Then you go on the ride and squeal, “Wheee! That was fun! Let’s do it again.”
I love all kinds of art and wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the “The Art of the Brick.” which recently closed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The artist is an ex-attorney, Nathan Sawaya, who left a comfortable position at an NYC law firm to concentrate on something he was totally passionate about – creating art out of Lego® bricks.
Within the last couple of weeks the coronavirus has changed our world dramatically. Some of us are on mandatory lockdown and most of the rest of us have imposed voluntary lockdowns on ourselves.
Tom’s favorite search tool is Google. My favorite search tool is Tom! Every day VMI fields questions from CLNC® consultants that are easily found through a quick Internet search. Thanks to Tom I have become a master at searching out the most arcane facts from the furthest reaches of the Internet. Tom uses a variety of search engines, constantly juggles and refines search terms, and even uses whole sentence searches. If you want to know what species of monkey is endemic to Canada, he’s the one to ask.