Legal/Risk Management


Legal and risk management nursing is a specialty focused on the legal aspects of medical care. Nurse risk managers collaborate with the healthcare team and administration regarding the potential risks of medical treatments. When patient care missteps occur, the nurse risk manager works to assess and control the financial and physical issues affecting both the patient and institution. 

A legal nurse consultant acts as the medical expert in legal cases, helping attorneys and other legal professionals interpret records and charts, understand medical terminology and consult with them on healthcare-related topics. Legal nurse consultants work with insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, clinics and government agencies. They often research medical records, identify medical standards of care, and testify as expert witnesses in court trials involving worker’s compensation. 

In this Legal/Risk Management Nursing library, we’ve assembled resources to help you provide the best care to your patients. Our Pocket Cards are quick, handy references focused on documentation, staffing, and scope of practice. Refer to the Guideline Summaries to learn need-to-know information from the latest recommendations. Our infographics, tips and mnemonics, and blogs are additional resources to help you during your legal and risk management nursing career. 
 
 

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