Legal Issues for Nurse Leaders: Records, Handoff Communication, Social Media - On-Demand

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Legal Issues for Nurse Leaders: Records, Handoff Communication, Social Media - On-Demand

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Legal Issues for Nurse Leaders: Electronic Health Records, Handoff Communication, and Social Media - On-Demand

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Available ON-DEMAND

Presented on:
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Presented by:
Dinah Brothers, RN, JD
Eileen Lavin Dohmann, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC 

Sponsored by:
The Nurse Manager’s Legal Companion: A Practical Guide to Legal Best Practices

How can nurse managers deal with three of the biggest liability risks they face every day?

Use this 90-minute on-demand webcast to learn how to prevent legal liability regarding your staff’s use of social media, risks presented during handoffs, and documentation within the electronic health record.

Our expert speakers will give real-world advice and practical strategies that work. Chief Nursing Officer Eileen L. Dohmann, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, has years of experience in helping her nurses and organization avoid legal liability risk. Nurse Attorney Dinah Brothers, RN, JD, defends nurses and healthcare professionals in civil and administrative proceedings and uses illustrative case studies to demonstrate right-way/wrong-way practice.

Don’t miss out—educate your staff on the most high-risk areas of the modern healthcare world.

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

1. Relate three key areas of legal risk in current nursing practice
2. Articulate strategies to minimize legal risk in current nursing practice


  • Documentation in an electronic world
    • Dangers of electronic health records (EHR) and the legal liability risk posed to staff, their managers, and their employers
      • Danger of clicking boxes
      • Emphasis on technical practice rather than professional practice
    • Process weaknesses
      • Paper documentation vs. electronic documentation
      • Technical practice
      • What can get lost in translation
  • Handoff communication
    • Legal implications involved in handoff communication
    • Dangers of the EHR and the importance of face-to-face communication
  • Social media
    • HIPAA violations
    • Nurse-to-nurse violence and bullying
  • Q&A (not live)

Who Should Listen

Nurses, nurse leaders, nurse managers, nurse educators, nursing professional development specialists, staff development specialists, charge nurses, quality and patient safety professionals, risk managers.

Meet the Speakers

Dinah Brothers, RN, JD, is a nurse attorney based in Texas. Brothers is a solo practitioner specializing in civil litigation. In her practice, she defends healthcare professionals in civil and administrative proceedings. Prior to becoming an attorney, Brothers worked as a nurse for 10 years, including a stint as a nurse manager. Her nursing experience includes psychiatric nursing, nursing management, and nursing education.

Eileen L. Dohmann, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where she is responsible for nursing practice and patient care across the two-hospital health system. In addition, she oversees quality & patient safety, clinical research, infection prevention and control, and home health care hospice. Dohmann’s passion at Mary Washington Healthcare has been enhancing patient care quality and service through accountability, focused management, and leadership development of nursing leaders.

With more than 30 years of experience as a nurse, Dohmann is an advocate for the profession and practice of nursing. Prior to her roles at Mary Washington Healthcare, she served as administrator for several home health agencies and hospices, where she started and led new programs and services.

Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:

Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, with JavaScript enabled
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed connection recommended) 
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices

Prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with detailed system requirements, your login information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.

No problem. The On-Demand version is also available. Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $99 value! 

Participation in this webinar is just $99 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. 

Call your customer service representative toll-free 800-650-6787 or email if you have questions.