October 23, 2020, 10:30 AM - 6 PM Eastern
Hot Roles for LNCs
With Mindy Cohen MSN RN LNCC, Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC LNCC, Joe Flores Esq RN NP, and Cheryl Kaufman BSN RN CLCP CNLCP
Mindy Cohen – President of OnPoint Legal Nurse Consulting and Past President of AALNC provides tips about the LNC Role with DMEs (Defense Medical Examinations)
Cheryl Kaufman – Life care planner will present the LNC involvement with cost projections. Cheryl will give a case scenario, discuss the significance of this role, and define it as a branch of performing personal injury case work.
Barbara Levin – Past President of AALNC, Past Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing explores the value of the LNC role at mediation and presents case scenarios.
Attorney Joe Flores – Nurse attorney and nurse practitioner shares the importance of the LNC beyond medical malpractice or personal injury cases.
What Were They Thinking? Tales of an Expert Witness
An expert witness may get involved when the Board of Nursing looks at a registered nurse’s actions.
Laura Conklin’s varied clinical experiences led her to believe she’d seen it all in acute care, but were her eyes opened when she began reviewing cases for the Board of Nursing!
Laura analyzed several hundred cases to determine the most common allegations against nurses. She culled through her notes to find the most shocking stories, which she will share with you during this session.
Laura A Conklin-President of Conklin and Associates, LLC
Laura A Conklin is president of Conklin and Associates, LLC, where she assists plaintiff and defense attorneys as an expert witness. Laura retired as a Professor of Nursing in 2019 from Wayne County Community College District.
She served as an expert witness for the Bureau of Health Professions of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and was a consulting expert for the Michigan Department of the Attorney General.
Laura is the author of Shocking Stories of Nursing: Memories of a 50-Year Nursing Career, available on Amazon.com, and the forthcoming book, More Shocking Tales of Nursing: What Were They Thinking?
When Pulses Go Missing: Case Analysis
Alissa is a vibrant 19-year-old who enters the OR for an anterior/posterior synovectomy. Surgery is uneventful, and she receives bupivacaine post operatively. On the nursing unit afterwards, she complains of increased pain and lack of sensation and movement of her left foot.
What happens next determines her future.
Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC
Barbara Levin, BSN, RN, ONC, CMSRN, LNCC is the Clinical Scholar of the orthopaedic trauma unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Barbara serves as the Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registered Nurses.
Barbara was the President of the AALNC.
She testifies as an expert witness nationally on a variety of topics including spine emergencies. Barbara has been published on many orthopaedic and legal nursing topics and has collaborated with Pat Iyer on several publications.
The session starts with tips on how to testify. Next, you will see a recreation of the testimony of the 2 nurse defendants in Alissa’s case.
You’ll be the jury as you decide on the liability, if any, of the defendants.
Barbara Levin, Pat Iyer and volunteer attendees recreate the testimony of nurse defendants in a real case.
Alissa agreed to let us use the details of her case for this presentation.
Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC
Pat reviewed her first case as an expert witness in 1987. She spent the next 25 years reviewing medical surgical cases, writing reports, being deposed, and testifying in depositions and trials.
Pat is a past president of AALNC and the host of Legal Nurse Podcast and Writing to Get Business Podcast.
As an independent legal nurse consultant, Pat founded a highly successful independent legal nurse consulting business.
Barbara Levin BSN RN ONC CMSRN LNCC
Barbara Levin, BSN, RN, ONC, CMSRN, LNCC is the Clinical Scholar of the orthopaedic trauma unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Barbara serves as the Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registered Nurses.
Barbara was the President of the AALNC. She testifies as an expert witness nationally on a variety of topics including spine emergencies. Barbara has been published on many orthopaedic and legal nursing topics and has collaborated with Pat Iyer on several publications.
October 24, 2020, 10:30 AM - 6 PM Eastern
Profits Before Patient Safety: Disaster
Discover how hospital leaders enabled the “Fugitive Doctor” to injure or kill hundreds of patients. Their complicity is the focus of this session.
Before fleeing to his native Pakistan in 2013, Dr. Atiq Durrani performed botched and unnecessary surgeries on hundreds of patients. Hospital administrators permitted this high-volume surgeon to maim or kill patients. This presentation outlines the incredible story, concluding with a call to action against dangerous physicians.
Dr. Ken Rothfield
Dr. Ken Rothfield serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and is nationally recognized for his work with patient safety and advancing healthcare culture.
As an anesthesiologist, he is a Certified Physician Executive and holds certification as a Certified Patient Safety Professional from the National Patient Safety Foundation. He also earned an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in the Business of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University.
10 Ways to Win More Business
You know your LNC business like no one else. The problem is that it’s not enough to just be good at what you do. When a business fails, it’s often because it wasn’t organized to run or grow efficiently. Thanks to new technology, you can concentrate on your strengths and let new tools help you get organized and take care of the steps that will make you successful.
- How can you do better at “speed to lead”? Getting the new contact in your business system in record time allows you to follow up with them better.
- Make it easy for your customer to contact you and schedule time with you. If it’s as easy as clicking on a button, it will happen more often.
- Stay in touch and you’ll be “top of mind”. If you are providing a real solution, your audience wants to hear from you more often.
The best part is that, while marketing and sales can be overwhelming, tools are available that make it easier than ever before. It now can happen in seconds, not days. Darin shares tips to accomplish these goals in this fast-paced session.
Darin Adams is an award-winning marketing expert who has coached thousands of businesses how to build connections with their audiences. All success starts with relationships; he has taught people all around the world how to build those relationships through automation. Now he’s here to show you how you can get organized, get customers, and get paid.
How to Make Sense of EMRs
Do electronic medical records occasionally baffle you? Frustrate you?
You’ll discover how to organize, annotate and bookmark EMRs for healthcare litigation/analysis, overcome the anxiety of working with thousands of pages of records, and prepare a report corresponding to the digital documentation. This session includes some hands on practice.
Cindy Banes-Burkholder, RN, LNCC
Cindy Banes Burkholder is the Owner/Principal of Ask-A-Legal-Nurse consulting firm since 199.
Cindy began providing analysis of healthcare related cases 30 years ago. She works with attorneys to assimilate case material, develop supporting legal strategies, define key weaknesses, and locate and qualify testifying experts. Cindy has worked in house at a defense firm, for a liability management firm, and as an independent LNC.
Advanced Technology Tips to Make the Case
Together they present advanced technology to tell a story in a different light. This dynamic program provides examples and steps to using technology to assist the jury in painting a mental visualization of the case as they employ the paintbrush of technology. Jon and Nursine will discuss audit trails and other demonstrative work. You will get many "aha" moments!
Attorney Jon Lomurro and LNC Nursine Jackson are friends, colleagues and collaborators. They are in the enviable position to have a common interest in a developing field that requires a significant amount of research, planning and sharing of experiences to navigate this new world.
Jon Lomurro Esq. LLM, Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Jon Lomurro is a trial lawyer in the field of medical malpractice. He is a partner with Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown, and Shottland. Jon authored numerous books on medical negligence, lectures across the country on audit trails and legal technology, and assisted in drafting the regulations adopted by the federal government for audit trails.
Nursine Jackson is a Master's-prepared Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist and a Legal Nurse Consultant. She has been instrumental in assisting plaintiffs' attorneys in developing mechanisms to incorporate electronic medical records into their practices.
She chaired the international committee that updated the audit trail standard ASTM e2147 in 2018 and then led the crusade to have this updated standard incorporated into law via the Cures Act. The Final Rule of the Cures Act was published on May 1, 2020, making ASTM e2147-18 the law.
Ms. Jackson screens and evaluates cases for merit and then provides support throughout the development of medical-legal-cases. She enjoys the challenge of navigating electronic health records for firms and advising on strategies to obtain and use eDiscovery.
October 25, 2020, 10:30 AM - 6 PM Eastern
Power Up Your Reports
How persuasive are you? Writing legal nurse consulting opinion reports, whether you are an expert or not, involves marshalling your facts to make a point. You may be screening a case for merit or offering your opinions in an expert report.
What makes your reports compelling and understandable?
How can you use effective writing techniques to make your points?
How can you use insights from psychology and writing strategies to communicate with your clients?
Get tips you can immediately use in this session.
Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC
Pat Iyer has written thousands of reports for attorneys – expert witness, expert fact witness, and non-expert reports. She is the author of 49 books including 52 Writing Tips: Fast and Easy Ways to Polish Your Writing.
How to Land the Case: 5 Steps
An attorney calls you about a case. Are you aware of the subtle signals you can listen for that will help the attorney see you as the right LNC?
Do you know exactly what to say to land that case? This no-frills, practical workshop uncovers the secret technique needed to unlock your communication effectiveness. Using the tips Dave shares, you will sweep away the roadblocks that hold your business back.
Dave Goodall BS Electrical Engineering, CPC, Master Practitioner NLP, Hypnotherapy and MER
Dave Goodall spearheads TapMental, a persuasion and communications coaching boutique out of Raleigh, North Carolina, aims to squash your business leadership challenges.
Goodall, a former engineer, offers objectivity packaged in common sense and down-to-earth insights for LNCs. In addition to his degree in electrical engineering, David is a Certified Professional Coach, and Master Practitioner of NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Hypnotherapy, and MER (Mental-Emotional Release).
Hot Topics in Wound Care
Are you up on the latest in wound and skin care? Have you seen the recently-released wound, skin and COVID-skin/wound guidelines, consensus documents and White Papers?
What’s the latest from NPIAP on end-of-life pressure injuries? Dr. Diane Krasner will present current hot topics in wound and skin care in this session, including Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury, COVID skin/wounds and end-of-life pressure injury. This up-to-date information will help you build your LNC and/or expert knowledge so you can confidently tackle those challenging wound and skin cases.
Diane L. Krasner PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Diane L. Krasner is a board-certified wound care nurse (WOCNCB) with over 35 years of experience in wound, ostomy and incontinence care across the continuum of care. She served as editor and co-editor of an interprofessional wound textbook since 1990.
Diane is co-chair of the Why Wound Care? Campaign for Nursing Students; and is co-chair of the Post-Acute Care Symposium. Diane testifies as an expert witness in wound cases and has numerous publications in the wound care literature.
The Realities of the Virtual World: How to Thrive
How do you get clients without ever leaving your house? And once you have them, how do you run your LNC practice without a filing cabinet? While David Cohen’s colleagues drive half the day to get a new client, David can successfully signs up new clients without leaving his home.
In this session, you’ll get a broad brush on the new virtual world of law, and how you as the LNC fit in. Phone interviews about cases, virtual depositions, and paperless systems? No problem. Get tips and strategies you can use during the next call from a prospect or client.
David Cohen Esq, Certified Civil Trial Attorney
David Cohen Esq is founder of the Cohen Kolodny Abuse Analytics Law Firm. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, David has decades of legal advocacy and litigation representing catastrophically injured nursing home residents.
He is the past national chair of the National Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Also, David is the past national chair of the America Association for Justice – Sections and Litigation Groups Coordination Committee.
David Cohen and Pat Iyer presented at several state level programs for trial attorneys. David has chaired over 35 national and state level seminars for attorneys on nursing home litigation. David operates a live and virtual law practice.