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Medical-Legal Implications in Anesthesia (1 Class A CE)

Monday, September 24
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Ballroom B, Hynes

Discussion of the four elements of a malpractice case, define "re ipsa loquitur" and causation. Explanation of top reasons why lawsuits are filed, things to assess for, ways to prevent problems, ans what to chart to communicate findings and events. Participants will learn to look at the chart the way a jury would- as one always wants to describe what has happened during a case with a jury in mind.

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Lynn F. Macksey, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, CRNA

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Holly Springs, North Carolina

Along with working full time as a staff anesthetist at UNC-Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC, Lynn precepts Duke nurse anesthesia students, anesthesiology residents, has written had three AANA Journal articles published, two anesthesia pocket guides, the textbook “Surgical Procedures and Anesthetic Complications” and is a co-author on the newly published CRNA Certification Exam Review book. Her comedy routine “The Ecstasy and Agony of Being a Nurse Anesthetist” performed in Las Vegas at the AANA National meeting’s Foundation fundraiser can be seen on YouTube. Lynn has been an expert witness in 52 cases, for both plaintiff and defense cases, and was deposed in 7 of those cases.


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