March/April 2007

The $1.7 million sponge — how I did it: records, expert, consultant were key

By J. Robert Stansbury, JD
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Debate rekindled over what constitutes a “certified” legal nurse consultant, entities spar over best approach

The Gist
• Nurses and attorneys should know the differences in certification programs.

By Dan Clifford, Publisher, and Rose Clifford, Editor
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Why anesthesia records are so difficult to read

The Gist
• Anesthesia records are hard to read because of charting limitations.

By Pat Iyer, RN, MSN, LNCC
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Questions to Pat Bemis at pbemis@cfl.rr.com

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Today’s challenges for the nurse consultant in case management

By Maureen J. Orr, RN, BS, LNCC, CCM, QRP
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Focus on: Knee Injuries

By Pat Iyer, RN, MSN, LNCC
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Foundational concepts of the legal EHR

By Carol Ann Quinsey, RHIA, CHPS
© American Health Information Management Association 2007

Demystifying the RAI and MDS, tools for the well-being of the nursing home patient

By Frances W. “Billie” Sills, RN, MSN, ARNP
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Odd behavior behind the wheel not always a DUI

The Gist
• More diabetics in the U.S. means more incidents, medical complications and cases.

By Marcia Elliott, RN, CDE, CLNC
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E-charting: one daily user’s perspective

The Gist
• Medical record reviewers are an asset when one is attempting to navigate medical records created by e-charting. LNCs must stay familiar with such systems.

By S. J. Winsor, RN, CCRN, CLNC
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Nurse consultant with 15 cases under her belt — and no formal training — shares

By Dan Clifford, Publisher
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Though not always suitable as expert witnesses, LNCs can be utilized as fact witnesses

By Stephen J. Isaacs, JD
© 2007 The Medical-Legal News

Milazzo Institute settles $3 million infringement lawsuit against an LNC company

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The Gist
• Use credentials properly when marketing or teaching.

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Research focus on: Stroke

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Standard field sobriety tests do not accurately measure driver impairment

By Stephen J. Isaacs, JD
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Software for nurse consultants, life care planners: What to look for, demand

By Sharon M. Martino, RN
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Surviving tort reform: Changes in law in Florida have affected lawyers, consultants

By Kathleen Sesco, RN, BSN, MHA
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An attorney’s view: Advice on using a legal nurse consultant

By Timothy D. Lange, JD
© 2007 Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys

Cases compiled from www.verdictslaska.com;

Editorials by Rose Clifford, RN, editor
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Improving web visibility on the cheap — tips from a rookie

By The Rev. Corinna Olson
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When doctors err: Will caps do extra harm?

By Rose Clifford, Editor
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