Where Healthcare and Legal Meet

About the Course
This podcast series aims to help healthcare professionals understand the impact of criminal lawsuits against healthcare professionals who have made errors. The series will focus on the intersection of healthcare and the law. In doing so, we will review the legal definition of negligence, the impact of culture on hospital reporting systems, how organizations and individuals can support a healthy and safe work environment, and how we can make improvements to healthcare systems to help reduce errors while also protecting ourselves as healthcare professionals and providers from potential litigation.

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps.

Learning Outcomes
After listening to this podcast, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the impact of Just Culture and reporting systems within hospitals.
  • Describe ways organizations and individuals can support a Just Culture.
  • Examine the impact of criminal lawsuits against healthcare professionals who have made errors.
  • Analyze how to improve healthcare system processes to reduce errors.
  • Examine ways healthcare professionals can protect themselves from potential litigation.
About the Presenter
Margaret Carno PhD, MBA, MJ, RN, CPNP, D,ABSM, FNAP, FAAN, has over 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing. She has worked at the bedside in acute and critical care pediatrics and as a primary care PNP. She is nationally certified as a primary care PNP and maintains her RN and NP license in New York State. Dr. Carno has taught both clinical and didactic content in pediatric nursing and is a frequent guest lecturer related to pediatric issues at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has reviewed pediatrics and medical surgical nursing texts and has authored two textbooks.

James Stowe JD, is both a nurse and attorney obtaining his Nursing degree from Auburn University and Juris Doctor from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. He practiced in the legal field concentrating in part on medical claims before returning to hospital administration. James is currently the Director of a large Emergency Department.

How to Receive Credit
  • Listen to the entire podcast which requires a 1.5-hour commitment of time.
  •  At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest*
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Course ID: 73258