Patient Falls Lawsuits: Catch a Falling Star Multimedia Course by Pat Iyer, RN www.patiyer.com/hb
April 17, 2012 7:30 – 9:30 PM (Session 1 and 2) and
April 24, 2012 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Session 3 and 4)
The patient fractured her hip but you are not sure if a falls case has merit. Get pointers on how to analyze sometimes voluminous medical records of falls cases. Increased medical and litigation costs and pain and suffering arise from falls with injury. Injurious falls that occur in acute and long term care and outpatient settings are a common reason for nursing malpractice suits. Learn about common and serious injuries that result from falls. The expert’s performance at deposition or trial can make or break the case for the client. Learn how to prepare a witness for the often stressful testifying role to be able to confidently testify.
Learn how to analyze patient falls cases from two nursing expert witnesses: Barbara J. Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC and Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC. Barbara and Pat have a combined total of over 44 years of experience reviewing patient falls cases.
Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC is a Clinical Scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital where she cares for orthopaedic and medical surgical patients. She offers attendees an inside view from both the clinical and legal nursing perspective. She has reviewed many cases as a liability nursing expert witness. Her most recent book is Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, which was published in 2011. She coedited this book with Patricia Iyer, Kathleen Ashton and Victoria Powell. Barbara coauthored a chapter on patient falls in this text. She presents programs to clinical nurses under the sponsorship of the Massachusetts Board of Nursing, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, and several other organizations. She was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses. Barbara Levin, Patricia Iyer and Samuel Davis, Esq. will be presenting a program in New Orleans in May 2012 to the annual conference of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.
Patricia Iyer MSN RN LNCC has reviewed dozens of patient falls cases as a liability and fact witness. She is best known as the chief editor of Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, Second Edition. She is Past President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC). Her most recent book is Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, which was published in 2011. She coedited this book with Barbara Levin, Kathleen Ashton and Victoria Powell. She has been self-employed as the president of Med League, an independent legal nurse consulting firm, since 1987. She has a national client base and has been board-certified as an LNCC since 2000.
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