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Volume 27 Number 1 Spring 2016 THE JOURNAL OF egal Nurse Consulting RESEARCH IN LNC

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PURPOSE American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants 330 North Wabash Ave. Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60611 8774022562 3123215177 Fax 3126736655 Email Web site The purpose

ARTICLE SUBMISSION The Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting JLNC, a refereed publication, is the official journal of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants AALNC. We invite interested nurses

FROM THE PRESIDENT A Message from the President Dear AALNC Members, s you are reading the Spring Issue of the AALNC JLNC, I hope spring is around the corner where you live. Many of us maybe looking b

FROM THE EDITOR Editors Note s I write this, theres a flock of robins in the disappearing snow outside and were looking forward to our annual forum. One of the more interesting topics of discussion i

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BOOK REVIEW Legal Nursing in the Arts Book Review Andrea Perry, RN, MSN, CNL, CEN O f all the things emergency nurse does, triage is one of the most challenging and critical. Its complex and rarely

FEATURE gut fermenta Gut Fermentation Syndrome and a DUI Law Case Overturned A Lesson in How To Do a Better Search David Dillard Keywords gut fermentation, autobrewery syndrome, autointoxication, ev

HOW WOULD YOU SEARCH THIS WOMAN CLAIMS HER BODY BREWS ALCOHOL, HAS DUI CHARGE DISMISSED By Sandee LaMotte CNN, Updated 559 PM ET, Thursday December 31, 2015 httptinyurl.comgqys4vr CNN Imagine being c

SAMPLE CITATIONS Autobrewery syndrome in a child with short gut syndrome case report and review of the literature Author Dahshan, A Journal Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition ISSN 027

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FEATURE Acquisition of Medical Literature Information A Virtual Roundtable Discussion Curated by Elizabeth Zorn, RN, BSN, LNCC Keywords medical literature, research, databases, resources Medical lit

LNCs must learn to identify resources that are reliable and authoritative, and to manage the costs associated with them. LoansomeDoc 2 JSTOR 1 Research 1 Lexis Nexis Med Mal Navigat

ing client service. I do pass along major charges I will ask my attorneyclient if s he is willing to pay for acquisition of the article. I also check to make sure they dont already have access to a s

FEATURE The Standard of Care Universal Concept or Mythical Creature Peter I. Berg, JD, PA Keywords standards of care The standard of care SOC is the critical element in most professional malpractice

moving on too quickly, what is the standard of care SOC thats referred to More precisely, what does the phrase mean Is it a uniform concept that is widely agreed on Or is it an elusive creature, more

In the end, the universally accepted definition of the standard of care is found only in myth. Readers should familiarize themselves with the relevant case law, statutes, and custom in the jurisdictio

a court could take judicial notice, on its own initiative or at the request of a party, of a given standard of care. Admissions An admission by a party to the case may establish a given standard of c

FEATURE Social Media Its All About the Conversation Annette PowersKilburn, RN, MAOM, CLNC Keywords social media, Facebook, LinkedIn, HIPAA Every Sunday morning, my husband and I go to a local villag

try in my specialties through listservs and chat apps e.g., Instant Messenger and WhatsApp. Of course, theres Facebook with both my personal pages and business page, Myspace, LinkedIn, Twitter, and ma

degree nursing program for posts he made on Facebook. These included complaints about classmates with testing accommodations, threatening to give someone a hemopneumothorax with an electric pencil sha

The key to effective social media use is focusing on the conversation, remembering to listen to the people we seek to engage. If we dont do that, email or comments to a post will be meaningless. SO Y

FEATURE Social Media as a Professional Tool LinkedIn for the Legal Nurse Consultant Elizabeth Murray BSN, RN, LNCC Keywords social media, advertising, LinkedIn, connections, profile LinkedIn, launch

top of the LinkedIn homepage, and you will receive lists of potential connections based on your professional email address book and people with whom your existing connections are associated. Click Con

FEATURE Networking and Educational Forums for LNCs Elizabeth Zorn, RN, BSN, LNCC Claudia Caparco, BS, RN Susan Burbank RN, CREIN Ret Keywords legal nurse consulting, listserv, networking LNCExchange

and share the many facets of legal nurse consulting. Our group also provides LNCs the opportunity to network with attorneys, physicians and other professionals who interface with legal nurses. LNCs wi

Are there options for viewing the list Individual emails, receiving each message sent to the listserv. Some members who choose this option set up a separate email account just for listserv posts. Da

LegalMed Number of members 806 Activity 100200 messages per month and zero to 15 messages per day. To subscribe free groupslegalmedinfo Assistance with expert, consultant, a

Networking with other professionals in the medical legal field is a critical component to long term success as a legal nurse consultant. She is also currently serving on AALNCs Scope Standards and R

FEATURE Social Networking is not Marketing David Dillard S ocial networking is for many people joining and making friends or contacts on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. Ive never heard from mo

FEATURE Copyright Hazards David Douglas Winters, JD, DLL, MS, BS Keywords copyright, copyright infringement, plagiarism, piracy Our copyright system is neither logically nor definitively explainable

and Criminal Procedures 18 U.S.C. 2319. Legislators call it piracy, as in the unenacted Stop Online Piracy Act. H.R. 3261, 2011. In contrast, patents, which are more serious and economically essentia

But lawyers are expensiveespecially fully qualified intellectual property lawyers. To avoid this expense, one might suppose that simple obedience to all statutes should lead one to safe harbor. But th

FEATURE Questions for the Life Care Planner Wendie A. Howland, MN, RNBC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP, LNCC Keywords legal nurse consulting, listserv, networking, life care planning L ife care planners work in

of an injury or illness. Its not a onesizefitsall document not all people with a C56 fracturedislocation or BKA will have the same needs. Cost estimates made at 6 weeks, 6 months, and three years post

billed at the highest rates. This is why life care plan costs cannot be based on Medicare rates or past billing. Can you give some examples of LCP elements that arent obvious to the uninitiated We pr

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