Nursing Malpractice, 3rd Edition
Monica Agosto, Tonia Dandry Aiken, Stephen Applebaum, Patricia W. Iyer, Barbara J. Levin
Hardcover: 1,504 pages
Lawyers & Judges Publishing
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"Excellent overview of medical charting. Comprehensive study which could prepare most attorneys to understand the medical record notes." -- Randi Kopf, R.N., J.D.
An outstanding reference for the attorney, legal nurse consultant, insurance claim adjuster, healthcare risk manager, or healthcare facility leader involved in a nursing malpractice claim, Nursing Malpractice brings you a wealth of information and resources for your case.
This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process -- from patient admittance to lawsuit. This volume reveals typical ways in which nurses try to cover up their mistakes, shows how nurses are caught in a difficult position between the insurance company lawyers and hospital procedures, and gives a comprehensive overview of contemporary nursing responsibilities.
It also covers both plaintiff and defense litigation techniques and perspectives as well as tips on working with outside experts such as legal nurse consultants, vocational experts, economic experts, and insurance adjusters.
In short, this comprehensive book is an excellent and important addition to your nursing or medical malpractice library. Topics Include:
- Nursing practice
- Medical errors, healthcare safety and risk management
- Nursing documentation
- Malpractice in hospital, medical office, and emergency care situations
- Malpractice in new trends in nursing including nurse anesthesiologists and nurse midwives
- Assisted living, nursing home and homecare malpractice Nurse serial killers
- Working with vocational, economic, and life-care planning experts
- Working with expert witnesses and legal nurse consultants
- Working with insurance adjusters
- The plaintiff and defense attorneys' perspectives
- Working with the jury and use of demonstrative evidence
- Themes and trial techniques for nursing malpractice cases
- Understanding medical terminology
Patricia W. Iyer, RN, M.S.N, LNCC is one of the editors of this text and wrote five chapters: Roots of Patient Injury, Where Have all the Nurses Gone? Medical Errors: Roots of Litigation, Foundations of Nursing Practice, and Pain and Suffering. She co-authored the chapters on Nursing Documentation, Patient Safety Initiatives, Subacute and Long-term Care Nursing Malpractice, Demonstrative Evidence, Working with Legal Nurse Consultants, Working with Nursing Expert Witnesses, and Medication Errors. Ms. Iyer's experience as an author and editor began in 1980. She has written numerous articles, co-authored or edited nineteen textbooks written for nurses or attorneys, and edited four case studies published by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Ms. Iyer is a frequent lecturer to attorneys, paralegals, nurses, and legal nurse consultants. She has appeared several times on Law Journal TV and on American Airlines inflight entertainment radio programming as part of a program on the nursing shortage. After entering the field of legal nurse consulting as a medical surgical expert witness in 1987, in 1989, she established Med League Support Services, Inc., an independent legal nurse consulting firm. Ms. Iyer has served on the national board of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants in the role of secretary, director at large, president elect, president, and past president. She served two years as the chair of the AALNC Education Committee, during which time she was the chief editor of the AALNC online legal nurse consulting course. AALNC awarded Ms. Iyer with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2006. Certified by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consulting as a Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) and by the LNI Institute as a certified legal nurse investigator (CLNI), Ms. Iyer began her nursing career by earning a diploma in nursing from Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing in Plainfield, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and a Master's of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Barbara J. Levin BSN, RN, ONC, LNCC is one of the editors of this text and has co-authored the Orthopaedic chapter. Ms. Levin was a co-editor of Medical Legal Aspects of Medical Records and co-authored the chapter Orthopaedic Records. In addition, she was an associate editor of Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, second edition, which is the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. Ms. Levin is a certified orthopaedic nurse and has received recognition as the Clinical Scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital where she works in the orthopedic trauma unit. Her dedication to orthopaedics has inspired her to co-author the chapter Orthopaedic Complications for the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Core Curriculum. Ms. Levin is an accomplished NAON instructor who teaches review classes to nurses in preparation for the ONC (orthopaedic nurses' certification) exam. She earned the distinction of Legal Nurse Consultant Certified and served as president of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (2004-2005). She participated with the American Nurses Association to define and publish the Legal Nurse Consulting: Scope and Standards of Practice. During Ms. Levin's term on the AALNC Board of Directors, she assisted in the development of the position statement The Specialty Practice of Legal Nurse Consulting. She also received the prestigious 2006 Partners in Excellence award for exemplary performance in "Outstanding Community Contributions."
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