When Canada's top medical/legal experts gathered last week for the Brain Injury Conference 2017 in Vancouver, there was no doubt that this trauma is one of the most catastrophic a person will face in their lifetime. From a litigation perspective, it's also one of the most complex.
The approximately 200 participants and speakers at the two-day Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia event came from a wide range of medical and legal disciplines to share knowledge and gain insights. Brain injury trauma is one of the most comprehensive and time-consuming litigation challenges, requiring expert opinion and assessment from a broad scope of health professionals.
Connect Experts' Legal Nurse Consultant Jana Bartley has made headlines recently, and Connect Medical Legal Experts couldn't be prouder!
She's quoted in an article by The Globe and Mail about nurses who help ailing patients navigate the Canadian health system.
Here's an excerpt:
We salute our Calgary Cost of Future Care expert Karen Lagden.
An RN with an impressive 30 years' experience, Karen can now add more worthy initials after her name – CNLCP - Certified Nurse Life Care Planner – making her one of only 7 in Canada with this achievement.
Karen has extensive experience in nursing including private wound care consultant and nursing educator with the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Nurses.
Congratulations Karen and our other Nurse Life Care Planners who are now also working toward their certification.
We salute Karen Lagden, RN BScN ET MCISc CNLCP!
The inherent nature of litigation is stressful - for those pursuing or defending themselves against litigation. And it certainly can be for the lawyers too.
Here's an article that takes a rather unique view on the stress felt by all parties involved.
This iPad app allows perinatal care providers to visualize in 3D the cardinal movements of labor, fetal positions, station of the presenting part, and how to perform Leopold's maneuvers. The app is ideal for novice perinatal care providers to interact with these important perinatal concepts as a means to promote, protect, and support normal birth. May also be useful as a prenatal education tool for lawyers interested in this information.
I want to pass on a powerful video with an important message.
Leilani Schweitzer's TED talk on Transparency, Compassion, and Truth in Medical Errors.
I'm thrilled to be Chairperson of this upcoming conference.
A few months ago I was contacted by Informa - one of the world's leading knowledge providers. Informa provides "specialised information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organisations around the world."
Since you have all worked so hard this week, here are some lighter moments to brighten up your day. Below are 30 captions from real medical record documentation;
1. Patient has two teenage children but no other abnormalities.
2. The patient was seen by Dr. Johnston who felt we should sit on the abdomen and I agree.
According to Time Magazine, the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2013
10. Detecting Parkinson 's disease Early
Scientists are now convinced that the most common neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, might be better treated if it were possible to identify patients early in their disease and intervene with treatments. For example, by the time the first symptoms of Parkinson's appears – the tremor in the fingers or lip, the loss of smell or the rigid facial expression – damage to the brain and the neural networks that guide muscle movement is well entrenched.