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Nursing Malpractice: Foundations of Nursing Malpractice Claims

Nursing Malpractice: Foundations of Nursing Malpractice Claims
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Series: Nursing Malpractice, Book 1
Genres: Medical Negligence, Medical Topics, Nursing Home Litigation, Personal injury
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc
Publication Year: 2011
Length: 736 pages
ASIN: 1933264942
ISBN: 1933264942
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. This newly revised Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, Volume I is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of nursing malpractice litigation. This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process--from the neonate to the oldest nursing home resident. It gives a comprehensive overview of nursing responsibilities.
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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. This newly revised Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, Volume I is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of nursing malpractice litigation. This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process–from the neonate to the oldest nursing home resident. It gives a comprehensive overview of nursing responsibilities.

Volume 1, Foundations of Nursing Malpractice Claims, covers broad range topics such as patient safety, nursing practice, damages, and litigation of nursing malpractice claims. Included are new chapters on the view of the actuary and e-discovery.

Included are new chapters on respiratory care, school nursing, dialysis therapy, telephone triage, nurse practitioners, healthcare-acquired conditions, and falls and their consequences.

A unique blend of attorneys, nurse attorneys, nurse expert witnesses, legal nurse consultants, physicians, pharmacists, toxicologists, jury consultants, actuaries and legal photographers contributed chapters for this book. This text remains the only one on the market written for attorneys on nursing malpractice using such a broad base of expert authors. In short, this comprehensive book is an excellent and important addition to your nursing malpractice library.

Topics Includes:

  • Roots of Patient Injury
  • Where Have All the Nurses Gone?
  • Moving from Traditional Law and Medicine to Promote Safety and Effective Risk Management
  • Patient Safety Initiatives
  • Medical Errors: Roots of Litigation
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Inside the Healthcare Environment
  • Intersection of Nursing and Employment Law
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Vocational Evaluations in Nursing Malpractice Cases
  • Life Care Planning
  • Role of the Forensic Economist
  • Screening the Nursing Malpractice Case
  • Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective: Working Up a Case
  • Defense Attorney’s Perspective: Working Up a Case
  • View of the Actuary
  • E-Discovery
  • Working with Claims Adjusters
  • Working with Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Working with Nursing Expert Witnesses
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Keeping the Jurors in Mind: Jury Research, Jury Selection, Themes, and Comprehension
  • Crafting Effective Themes for a Nursing Malpractice Case
  • Trial Techniques
About the Author
Patricia W. Iyer

Patricia W. Iyer, RN, M.S.N, is a medical surgical nurse expert witness and founder of a legal nurse consulting firm, Med League Support Services in Flemington, NJ. Med League provides assistance to attorneys who handle medical and nursing malpractice cases, personal injury, products liability and other types of cases. It also screens nursing home cases for merit.

She received her diploma in nursing from Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing in Plainfield, NJ, and her B.S.N and M.S.N from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She was certified as a legal nurse consultant by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Active in the Philadelphia and New Jersey chapters of AALNC, Ms. Iyer was elected to the board of directors of AALNC in 1998. She served a term as secretary and director at large, and will complete a three-year term as president elect, president and past president for AALNC for the years 2001to 2004.

Ms. Iyer's experience includes working as a staff nurse, an educator in a school of nursing, a director of nursing education in a hospital, and a nursing quality assurance coordinator. She is a noted national and international speaker on nursing documentation and liability issues, and has presented seminars to attorneys and paralegals. She has testified as an expert and fact witness.

Ms. Iyer has coauthored six nursing textbooks including a book on nursing documentation, Iyer and Camp, Nursing Documentation: A Nursing Process Approach, which was in its third edition in 1999. She was an associate editor of the Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, 1997.

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