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HTRSD is a provider of continuing education training focused on human trafficking and other social disparities for health care providers, as well as courses that address nurses' health and well-being and under-served topics in advanced critical care.

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All states recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours. This course is accredited by the following boards:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.

Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, and West Virginia Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256.  

Legal Aspects of Nursing

Contact Hours: 2
Cost: $20.00

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Legal Aspects of Nursing
This introductory course is designed to outline the legal principles of nursing practice. The primary aim is to provide the learner the foundational knowledge of pertinent legal concepts commonly seen in the health care sector and an understanding of their clinical practice implications.


Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

Discuss the different types of law and their application to clinical nursing practice
Recall select rules and regulations affecting clinical nursing practice
Identify the elements of malpractice
Differentiate the scope of practice from the standard of care
Identify protective documentation practices
Outline the litigation process


Chapter 1 - Introduction Legal Aspects of Nursing

An Overview of the Law

Chapter 2 - Laws Affecting Nursing Practice

Quasi-Intentional Torts
Intentional Torts
Unintentional Torts
Elements of Mal-Practice
Patient Self Determination Act

Chapter 3 - Scope of Practice & Standard of Care

Scope of Practice
Standards of Care
Ethical Issues

Chapter 4 - Documentation

Clarity and Timeless
Brevity and Completeness
Accuracy and Corrections
Documentation Pitfalls
Security and Privacy

Chapter 5 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Protected Health Information

Parental Access
Sharing Patient Information
Other Permitted Disclosures
Disclosures Involving Law Enforcement Personnel
Using an Interpreter
Pediatric Patients

Chapter 6 - The Litigation Process

Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Understanding the Discovery Process

Chapter 7 - Malpractice and Liability Insurance

Malpractice and Liability Insurance
Case Review #1
Case Review #2
Case Review #3
Case Review #4
Case Review #5
Case Review #6 

Chapter 8 - Conclusion

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