Topic: Law & Order for Michigan Nurses: Documentation and Licensure Protection Strategies

This in person\virtual hybrid continuing education conference session will provide information regarding clinical documentation and licensure protection strategies aimed at mitigating potential nursing liabilities in the case of criminal and other disciplinary issues. Also discussed will be the 5 steps to take using “GIFTS” to create an environment where participants can thrive in their nursing practice. Attending the full live in person/virtual presentation and completing the post session evaluation will fulfill requirements for receiving contact hours for this module.

  • Date: This in person\virtual hybrid session will occur on October 6th, 2022
  • Time: 2:45-5:00 pm – Registration check-in begins at 2:30pm for those in person
    A Zoom link will be emailed to all virtual registered attendees closer to the event date
  • Place: In person – Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Traverse Village Blvd, Acme Township, MI 49690
    Virtual – Zoom
  • Cost: Free for MNA members and students: $20.00 for non-members

Registration is required and is open until September 27th, at 5pm. Refunds will be honored in full before September 27th.

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Lorie A. Brown, R.N., M.N., J.D. has over 40 combined years as a registered nurse and attorney. Ms. Brown who is based in Indiana (currently works from her San Diego, CA office), combines her specialties with a practice of medical legal consulting, representing nurses before the Licensing Board and mentoring others to start and grow their own business. She graduated from Indiana University school of Nursing with a BSN in 1982, and then attended the University of California at Los Angeles School of Nursing and obtained a master’s degree. A dedicated nurse for twelve years, she practiced in medical-surgical nursing, gynecology, urology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, general surgery, and home health care, and still maintains her license. Ms. Brown studied Law at Indiana University, earning her J.D. in 1990. After law school, she was employed at the Department of Insurance defending the interests of the Patient’s Compensation Fund. For the next six years, she defended physicians and hospitals against medical malpractice charges. Committed to continuing education, Ms. Brown takes every opportunity to stay abreast of current legal trends, issues, and changes, and enjoys the challenge of being an outstanding advocate in her field. Ms. Brown formed Empowered Nurses to help nurses protect their licenses, so they can do their jobs with confidence, focus on serving their patients, and regain the joy in the profession they love.

Target Audience

RNs and Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs) interested in gaining or expanding their knowledge on documentation and licensure protection strategies as it relates to disciplinary, and potential malpractice and or criminal charges against nurses. This session will provide answers to questions related to potential incidences in which a nurse might be held liable for a negative patient outcome as well as strategies to implement to avoid such occurrences.

Session Objectives

  1. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify 3 of the most common areas where nurses can put themselves at risk for disciplinary actions including revocation of nursing license by the board of Nursing.
  2. At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to verbalize 3 pitfalls to avoid when documenting
  3. At the end of this session, participants will be able to list the 5 steps using “GIFTS” to create an environment where they can thrive in their nursing practice

Session Outcome

80% of participants will verbalize that this activity provided updated information on what to avoid when documenting and increased their knowledge about licensure protection strategies.

Successful Completion Criteria

  1. Attend live presentation in its entirety
  2. Successfully complete post session evaluation

Contact Hours: 2

Relevant Financial Relationship and Commercial Interest – Disclaimer

No relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations or commercial interests exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.

Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Thank you! We hope to see you at the event!

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