Caregivers: How To Interface With The Legal System To Protect Your Patients

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 17, 2011
60 Minutes
Product Description

Learn what you need to know to reduce your professional risk while complying with your legal obligations.

Every day, new laws and new interpretations of existing laws are created. Healthcare providers must understand their legal obligations and strategies. It's essential to learn to successfully navigate legislative and regulatory issues in order to support victims of violence.

Rules, regulations and laws influence our care and are used to support the victim or the abuser. Join expert and advocate Dianne Ditmer, PhD, CFN, DABFN, SANE, FACFE for this eye-opening session that will help you support your patients AND law enforcement.

How do healthcare providers work with the legal community? They do so based on identified community health needs, risks or crime data by

  • Providing identification of all forms of abuse and neglect, drug abuse, date rape and development of prevention strategies 
  •  Bridging the gap between healthcare and law enforcement
  •  Collection and preservation of evidence
  • Gathering critical information and evidence based on clinical assessment 
  •  Identifying injuries from weapons or human abuse
  •  Interviewing patients to evaluate method and mode of injury
  •  Defining the forensic implications of every injury or death 
  •  Testifying to the findings and evidence collected

Make Your Support More Effective With These Session Essentials:

  • The factors that influence legal, ethical and moral decision making
  • Laws and ethical principals compared and contrasted
  • Elements of Tort Law, including 2 examples of Negligent Tort
  • Legal reporting obligations for mandatory reporters
  • From subpoena to deposition to trial - and every step in between
  • Strategies to consider when preparing as a deposition witness
  • Case law that supports expert testimony in court
  • PLUS: The Golden Rules of Testimony


Who should attend? Healthcare providers, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nursing assistants, clinical lab staff, radiology staff, day care providers, educators, counselors, day care providers, first responders including paramedics, EMT's

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About Our Speaker

Dianne Ditmer - Emergency Nursing Expert

Dr. Dianne Ditmer is a clinical nurse educator and Certified Forensic Nurse with a background in risk management and emergency nursing. Her clinical training and certifications include forensic nursing and medical error investigation. As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Dr. Ditmer serves as chairman of the American Board of Forensic Nurses; member of the Ohio Healthcare Taskforce on Family Violence, and Montgomery County Sexual Assault Response Team.

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