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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2019

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I t's always bothered William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN, whenever a lawyer who doesn't understand the world of nursing presents a legal talk about nurses get- ting sued. So instead of explaining the legal world from a lawyer's perspective, Mr. Duffy will explain it from a nurse's perspective at OR Excellence, giving attendees "a solid ori- entation to the world that looks at what we do and how we do it in a much different way than nurses are accustomed." In an entertaining and informative format, Mr. Duffy will explain the legal risks nurses — and their managers — face and offer strategies to minimize the risk. He'll also show you how to survive a deposition. Take this common scenario. A nurse informs a patient that she needs an IV. The patient holds out her arm, implying that she consents to the procedure, and the nurse pro- ceeds to start the IV. But the patient shrieks and pulls her arm away in fear of the needle. Many nurses will complete the procedure without specifically asking for consent. In most cases, the patient won't raise an issue. Yet, juries have found nurses liable of battery for continuing with 3 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9 William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN Loyola University Chicago | Chicago, Ill. The Anatomy of a Lawsuit • 2004-2005 National President of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), where he led the association's initiative for National Time Out Day to elimi- nate wrong site surgery. Currently serves on the AORN Board of Directors. • Director of the health sys- tems management mas- ter of science program at Loyola University's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. • Has spoken nationally and internationally on health law and nursing leadership topics in addi- tion to being an accom- plished author. Speaker Profile

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