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Protect Yourself From Liability: Navigating Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Early Bird Rate   more info Ended $185.00 $0.00
General Registration   more info Ended $210.00 $0.00
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Protect Yourself From Liability: Navigating Legal Issues in Nursing Practice

DALLAS, TX 75235

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Ready to take your nursing practice to the next level? One of the biggest roadblocks to overcome as a nurse is being involved in a lawsuit. Whether or not you ever get sued, it's important to know how to reduce your liability.

In this seminar, which will take place in Dallas, TX, attendees will receive valuable information on how to reduce liability exposure and discuss the most current legal problems in nursing practices. You’ll walk away with tools you can implement now to reduce your liability exposure, surefire documentation techniques, important testifying strategies even if you never have to testify, real live case examples and much more! Learn how to protect your nursing license. 

Key course benefits:

  • Gain real-world skills to reduce your chances of getting sued
  • Learn about current cases that directly affect how you provide nursing care 
  • Discover the twelve surefire documentation techniques
  • Learn how to implement the ten testifying strategies whether or not you ever have to testify
  • Identify hot lawsuit-prone nursing practice areas 


Learning Goal (Purpose): The purpose of the seminar is for nurses and healthcare providers to learn the legal pitfalls and how to avoid them. No longer can you take the “wait and see if I get sued” approach. You must be highly educated on the legal issues affecting your practice. This seminar will address the most important legal issues of concern.

Summary of Objectives:

1.      Describe two positions you can accept using your newly-acquired legal skills. 

2.      Summarize two legal terms to incorporate into your practice.

3.      Identify three strategies used to reduce liability. 

4.      Outline the four elements of a negligence lawsuit.

5.      Identify the tools used in the discovery process.

6.      Summarize common deposition strategies used against healthcare providers.

7.      Identify the importance of documenting in the medical record.

8.      Describe how to effectively complete an Incident Report.


Who should attend: registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing faculty, new graduate nurses, nursing students, advanced practice nurses, and anyone interested in learning about liability issues in the clinical setting.

All participants will receive cutting-edge live instruction from renowned healthcare attorney Elizabeth Rudolph, RN, JD, MSN, and will receive a continental breakfast. Those seeking continuing nursing education credits will receive 6.0 contact hours of education and a certificate.

You'll also learn:

  • To apply new laws to your nursing practice
  • How to use your new legal skills to your advantage
  • To document medical records like a pro
  • How to increase your chances for moving up the clinical ladder
  • How many nursing skills you have to enhance your career.
Early Bird (by March 14, 2013) : $185
Registration Fee: $210
Group (3+): call for details

For more details please call
Gannett Education: 1-800-866-0919


Cancellation and Refund Policy for Seminars:

Phone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Cancellations received four weeks prior to the seminar receive a full refund of the registration fee. Cancellations received after four weeks and up to seven days prior to the seminar are assessed a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received seven days prior to the seminar or “no shows” are nonrefundable. Registration fees are transferable to an upcoming seminar within the same calendar year (expires December 31 each year) or to another participant. In the event that a seminar is cancelled, a full refund will be issued. 


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Elizabeth Rudolph, RN, MSN, JD is an attorney and nurse with twenty-three years experience practicing health care law.  She obtained her Bachelors in Nursing and Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She also received her law degree from Vanderbilt University. She began her nursing career as a nursing assistant having worked her way through both nursing and law school.


Ms. Rudolph is a renowned national speaker on legal issues in nursing and legal nurse consulting. She has spoken at over a thousand conferences, seminars and workshops. She has been on the nursing faculty at Vanderbilt University and was voted the best teacher by the students while on the faculty at the University of Tennessee.


Ms. Rudolph is the founder and president of Jurex Center for Legal Nurse Consulting, www.jurexnurse.com, a company which provides Professional Legal Nurse Consultant (PLNC) certification in two-days.  Ms. Rudolph has authored numerous publications on legal and nursing issues, many of which are available in books, courses and CDs. She has been the subject of many published articles and featured in network television programming. Her speaking style is described as motivational, dynamic, personable and down-to-earth.

Elizabeth Rudolph  

erudolph@jurexnurse.com | 901-496-5447

"Now's the time to find out how to avoid lawsuits -- before you ever get sued. If you have been sued, reduce the risk of getting sued again." - Elizabeth Rudolph, RN, MSN, JD


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8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM

Reducing Your Liability Exposure 

  • Legal terms you must know to survive
  • Manage your liability risk
  • Discover what makes up a malpractice lawsuit
  • Learn the standards of care 
  • Identify hot lawsuit-prone nursing areas 
10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Navigating the Lawsuit and the Law

  • New laws affecting your practice 
  • Case examples you can use
  • How to use your new legal skills
12:00 PM

Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 PM

Surefire Documentation Techniques 

  • Twelve documentation techniques to use now
  • Using the medical record to your advantage
  • The helpful Incident Report
  • HIPAA and you
2:15 PM


2:30 PM

Ten Testifying Stragegies You Need to Know

  • Testifying tips to use everyday
  • Q&A
  • Multiple case examples
4:30 PM Adjournment

Hotel Information

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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Love Field
3300 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235

There are no special arrangements for discounted hotel rooms for this seminar. Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own reservations with the Wyndham Hotel. To secure a room, call the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Love Field at 214-357-8500 for the lowest current rates.


From Interstate 35:
Exit Mockingbird Lane. Go east 3 miles. Hotel will be on the right side opposite Love Field Airport.

From Dallas North Tollway:
Exit Mockingbird Lane. Go west about 2 miles. Hotel will be on the left side opposite Love Field Airport.

From 75 Central Expressway:
Exit Mockingbird Lane. Go west about 4 miles. Hotel will be on the left side oppositve Love Field Airport.



Complimentary parking is available.

Event Tips

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The seminar is located at:

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Love Field
3300 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235

Fee includes instructional materials and a continental breakfast.

Parking is complimentary.

Seminar sites are handicapped accessible and barrier-free.

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Seminars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed to receive a certificate of completion.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Gannett Education guarantees that the content of these educational activities are free from bias.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.



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Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Board of Nursing (provider no. FBN 50-1489) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider no. CEP 13213).

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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Love Field - Dallas, TX
3300 W Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75235

Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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