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Legal Considerations in the Nursing Profession
Thursday, June 30th at 8:00am AZ Time
Online sale ends: 06/30/16 at 7:00am AZ Time
GateWay Community College
108 N 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Penny Lorenzo MA, JD

Janet Swanson RN, JD, CPHRM

Linda DiMaggio MSN, RN


Agenda Topics

v  Effective communication – including SBAR technique.

v  Documentation

o   What and how to properly document

o   What not to document

o   How effective documentation keeps patients safe and reduces a nurse’s liability exposure

o   Utilizing event reporting as a patient safety tool

o   Read back verification

v  Chain-of-command (nursing and medical) – how and when to elicit

v  Resolving patient complaints and grievances

o   Who should contact the patient or representative?

o   How to document what transpires

v  Ethical dilemmas and available resources to resolve

o   End of life decisions and advanced directives

o   Assessing a patient’s capacity to give consent and review of the Arizona Surrogate Healthcare Decision Maker Statute

v  Nursing liability – elements of a medical negligence case

o   Medical negligence elements

o   Review of published medical malpractice cases

o   Discussion of the lessons learned from each case

v  Regulatory review including the current Scopes of Practice for RNs/LPNs and what constitutes unprofessional conduct (AZSB)

v  Delegation – what is permissible, when, and to whom (AZSB)

v  Review of the Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Goals

8 CEU’s awarded!

Conference will be held in the CH building, Auditorium 1106. Please click below for a map of the GateWay Campus. 

Additional Information
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided! Event will be held in room CH1106. Please contact Carissa Ziegler for any questions! Conference will be held in the CH building, Auditorium 1106. Please click below for a map of the GateWay Campus. http://www.gatewaycc.edu/maps

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8:00am to 4:00pm
Doors open at 8:00am

General Admission: $50.00

All Ages

GateWay Community College<br> 108 N 40th Street<br> Phoenix, 85034



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