You have probably had the experience of being treated by a nurse practitioner (NP) in a general medical practice. Kenyetta Christmas, an acute care NP, takes you into the far more fast-paced world of the ICU, where NPs play a large and vital role.
Her description of the complexity of patient issues, which often lead to the administration of a wide range of drips and medications, makes it clear how easily things can go wrong. That NPS typically, in the ICU setting, work with more patients than other nurses, adds to the challenges. The relationship between an NP and physician is particularly interesting. In Kenyetta’s practice, these two are often paired. Depending on the State in which they practice, their roles may significantly overlap.
Kenyetta also describes the function of rapid response teams, which she shares are responsible for sharply reducing the number of patient crises. She attributes some of these successful interventions to a nurse intuitively knowing something was wrong. As a nurse, you will appreciate this recognition.
The unique value an NP brings to her or his role is demonstrated by surveys taken regarding patient satisfaction. Overall, people consistently rate their satisfaction with NPS as higher than that with physicians. This is a statistic in which any nurse can take pride.
Kenyetta is one of many NPs who takes on cases as a nursing expert. As an LNC, you need to understand both her role and her world. This podcast opens that door. Watch this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast.
Watch this episode of Legal Nurse Podcast to learn about Inside the ICU
- What qualifications are necessary to become a nurse practitioner?
- What kinds of medical risks does an NP observe?
- How do NPs handle complex patient conditions and equally complex medications?
- How does a rapid response team function?
- How does the role of an NP differ from that of an MD?
How to Analyze Medical Records: A Primer for Legal Nurse Consultants
This book, “How to Analyze Medical Records: A Primer for Legal Nurse Consultants” the 3rd in the series Creating a Successful LNC Practice, covers the pros and cons of electronic medical records, including how they introduce risk into the documentation of patient care.
Use it to discover tips and techniques for organizing paper and electronic medical records, which are the backbone of our business.
You will gain an understanding of how to screen a medical malpractice case for merit and discover clues for detecting tampering with medical records.
Two final chapters focus on how to polish your work product to create your strongest professional appearance. You will gain critical insights on how to strengthen your ability to analyze medical records – to gain more clients and earn more money.
Kenyetta Christmas MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CLNC, has been doing critical care nursing for 18 years. Currently, an ACNP in Critical Care Medicine. Kenyetta has been active doing legal nurse consulting work for the last three years doing both litigation support and serving as a Testifying Expert in the field of critical care and advanced practice.
Connect with Kenyetta at www.houghmedicalconsulting.com
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