LVN: Legal Considerations in Nursing

Course Information

This course will address legal aspects that are associated with nursing practice, the many different responsibilities medical workers have towards their patients and towards general moral and ethical principles that guide their work.   Insight in legal considerations such as charting, patient rights, medication safety and prevention of medical errors will be explored.

This course has been approved for 2 Continuing Education Hour by the California Board of Vocational Nursing.

Course Ojectives

  1. State three ways to prevent medical errors
  2. Discuss the importance of using the five rights in medication administration
  3. Discuss two ways to maintain patient safety and quality care

Course Instructor

 Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

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LVN: Legal Considerations in Nursing