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  1. Enough work for LNC's?
    It takes about five years to get up and running and it is a lot of work. I just let my CLNC go this year. It's an excellent class but expensive and has very little relevance to what I do now which...
    Mar 16, '10
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  2. Jail psych nurse ethics question
    You are absolutely right. If there are standing orders it might be appropriate. Some jails/prisons use standing orders. The National Commission on Correctional Health Care frowns on standing...
    Dec 2, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Sheriff Nurse
    You had lots of very good answers and good advice. Please keep us posted on your progress.
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Can a Good Samaritan Be Sued?
    A rule that will be used to judge the actions of the lay persons actions would be what a reasonable and prudent person would do in the same of similar circumstances. As to type of action the person...
    Dec 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Can a Good Samaritan Be Sued?
    I have done a couple of depositions. They are basically a fishing expedition for the other side. Yes, they can pretty much ask you whatever they want, your attorney can only object to form (the...
    Dec 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Can a Good Samaritan Be Sued?
    Mr. Ian's reply is excellent. Finally someone read the actual court decision. The other point that being sued is not the same as being find liable is absolutely true. All of us should carry our...
    Dec 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Sheriff Nurse
    Sounds like they have a pretty good program. Check out the NCCHC website and get a copy of the jail standards or prison standards. This will give you some idea about what types of P&P's should be...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Discouraged!
    Don't give up. It can take a couple of years before you get your biz up and running. You have to keep plugging away, and not get discouraged. You are only limited by what your fear tells you is...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  9. Can a Good Samaritan Be Sued?
    Thanks Thornbird, well said. I have also stopped at quite a few accidents and called 911 with information on how many injured and types of injuries. I have always found medics to be quite happy to...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Can a Good Samaritan Be Sued?
    Please read the entire decision before getting up in arms. There were a number of factors involved in the decision. Several of the writers who responded were correct. First, the Supreme Court...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Sheriff Nurse
    While we have had new grads who have done well, they usually have had some type of urgent care/ER or other hospital experience. As the others answering this thread have stated, as a correctional...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  12. Working for out-of-state firms?
    My rush fees depend on how fast they want it. If they want it yesterday and I have to drop everything, depending on what they need --the fee may double or triple.
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  13. Business
    I wrote my own business plan. Before you take out a huge loan or spend huge amounts of money, take a deep breath. Call the IRS and get you tax ID number. Decide what you want to call yourself. ...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  14. Structuring Fees for Cases
    My work is all testimony. I charge an hourly fee. I make it simple, I charge the same for chart review/report and so on. I do not charge office expenses and most of the time I forget to charge for...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  15. Had something interest happen this past weekend
    Patient's with a GI bleed often run fairly stable vital signs then suddenly crash. The best way to determine if they are actually bleeding aside from hemocculting emesis and doing orthostatic vital...
    Nov 30, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Death of Jail Inmate, Big Settlement
    I am very pro NCCHC. But negligence is negligence. I work triage and we often see patients post MVA. Some have been cleared by trauma centers and in a number of cases those "cleared" patients have...
    Nov 28, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  17. Holistic nursing evidence based
    There are a number of publications. National Institute of Health has an office of alternative medicine and has done some very interesting studies. Also, there is a book "Reinventing Medicine" by...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  18. Terminated!
    First you can thank the powers that be that you are out of the facility. You can go to the union or file a complaint with HR and perhaps see an attorney about wrongful temination. Then you should...
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  19. Holistic Modalities of treatment
    Interesting. Does your policy specifically state that holistic treatment is considered experimental? The policies on inmate experimentation were originally written to protect inmates from being...
    Nov 20, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. New Clnc And Night Shift Job
    I also recommend you not let your manager know you have your CLNC. I am aware of a number on legal nurse consultants who fired from their hospital positions because of their status as LNC's. In one...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  21. For those working LNC- have you been questioned about the ethical aspect of this job?
    Yes SirI. The most important part of being an expert is the ability to remain unbiased. If you allow the attorney to interpert the case for you or fail to look at the strengths and weaknesses of...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  22. Death of Jail Inmate, Big Settlement
    All of us in corrections need to read this article and take heed. I have cases much worse on my desk currently. A four million dollar settlement for deliberate indifference sends a clear statement...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  23. Death of Jail Inmate, Big Settlement
    Jail intake nurses frequently deal with patients who have been involved in accidents or altercations. The RN is the first line of defense in intake. Those nurses who work a regular position in...
    Nov 19, '08
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  24. Working for out-of-state firms?
    Great answer. I will not begin a case without the retainer in hand. I bent my rule just once and was burned. Attorneys understand retainers and we are all business people. Retainer fees should be...
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  25. For those working LNC- have you been questioned about the ethical aspect of this job?
    My practice is mostly testimony as I have a rare speciality. The first thing I tell clients is that I am not a "hired gun" and they will get an honest opinion whether they like it or not. I have...
    Nov 18, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing


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