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To Blow Or Not To Blow The Whistle: Legal & Ethical Considerations

This program provides an overview of the whistleblowing process and the legal protections available. Participants will be provided and overview of whistleblower laws, the common violations in health care settings, steps that can be taken to address a violation, and how a whistleblower is protected by a just culture or, the law.

A Vision for APN Practice in New Jersey

 This presentation summarizes the future opportunities for APN practice in New Jersey.

Blueprint for Advocacy In Political Arenas

This program provides an overview of the current state of politics in the delivery of healthcare. Participants will be provided a review of the political process. They will gain an understanding of how to participate in advocacy for nurses in the political arena. Participants will learn of actual political advocacy situations by nurse attorneys on behalf of nurses and be provided insight on how they can do this for nurses in their home states.

Proper Documentation Protects the Patient and Your Practice

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to recognize the legal dos and don'ts of charting in the EHR. The objectives are to describe the reasons why the use of the EHR has become so prevalent; identify the ways the EHR is used to monitor whether or not a healthcare provider is meeting legal standards of practice and the possible ramifications if he or she is not; and discuss sample scenarios in which EHR errors and omissions can result in discipline by employers and professional boards and how attorneys utilize such records in malpractice claims.

Cultural Diversity

Nurses and other healthcare workers take care of patients with diverse cultural backgrounds.  Having cultural bias can put patients at risk and could lead to liability to the healthcare provider.  What does a healthcare provider need to know about cultural diversity?  How can the providers protect patients from clinical errors, and protect themselves from liability? This course will enable the learner to understand cultural diversity and to provide better care to all patients.

Demystifying Healthcare Malpractice

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to recognize the legal risks associated with everyday practice. The objectives are to define malpractice; discuss the elements of a malpractice case and how those elements apply to a number of cases in a variety of healthcare settings; and describe the legal process and possible outcomes if one is sued for malpractice.

Just Culture and the Criminalization of Error

Nurses and other healthcare workers who take care of patients work in environments where errors are made.  Organizations are moving away from punitive cultures in order to improve clinical outcomes. The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to participate in case reviews with the goal to produce better outcomes and prevent future errors that could lead to possible criminal charges. The objectives are to define the terms "Just Culture" and "Culture of Safety;" to explain why punitive cultures endanger patients; to describe clinical situations in which healthcare providers have been criminally charged; and to identify constructive responses to adverse events. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Keeping Your Finger on the POLST

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to articulate the nursing implications of Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST).  The objectives are to express an understanding of POLST requirements and to recognize and describe the use of forms that comply with POLST. This activity has been approved by New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA). NJSNA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Introduction to Health Care Policy & Politics

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to understand the important role health care policy and politics has within the nursing profession.  The objectives are to explain the stages of political development; discuss ways nurses can influence the policy making process; and explore current healthcare issues important to nurses and their patients.  This activity has been approved by New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA). NJSNA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Protecting Your Professional License: What's Documentation Got to Do With it?

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to recognize the legal dos and don'ts of documentation in a variety of practice situations. The objectives are to describe the general standard of care for safe practice; identify the purposes served by proper documentation and how documentation can demonstrate that standards of care have been met; discuss the possible legal ramifications of poor documentation; apply to specific scenarios the legal inference that if something is "not documented" it is considered to be "not done;" and discuss specific examples of "do" and "don't" documentation situations. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Protecting Your Professional License: Know the Power of Your Board

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to recognize and avoid situations that could destroy one's professional and personal reputation and be financially devastating.  The objectives are to identify the laws that regulate one's professional practice; to describe the mission, purposes, composition and powers of a professional board; to identify the grounds for discipline and the types of discipline available to the Board; to discuss the investigation and discipline process in actual cases considered by the Board; and to evaluate the importance of avoiding professional and personal situations that may jeopardize one's reputation. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Health Care in the Shadows: The Cullen Law

New Jersey nurses have been subjected to the serious consequences of the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (the "Cullen Law") for over a decade -- thanks to mass murderer Charles Cullen, RN. The purpose of this activity is to enable the nurse to recognize the severe ramifications of being reported to one's professional board under the Cullen Law.  The objectives are to recognize occurrences that must be reported to the Board of Nursing under the Cullen Law; to examine the investigation process that occurs at the Board; to examine the nurse's rights in such a situation; to recognize the consequences to the nurse who is reported, including what prospective employers will be told; and more.  This activity has been approved by New Jersey State Nurses Association
(NJSNA). NJSNA is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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