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Employer Liability for Criminal Conduct of Employees

Starts: Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017 04:00 pm
Ends: Wednesday Jun 28th, 2017 05:30 pm

Presented by:
D. Andrew Vloedman, JD and Lorraine Doonan, RN, BSN, MS, LNCC, CPHQ, CSA

In this webinar the prevalence of elder abuse will be discussed, as will practices aimed at its prevention.  Administrative and Clinical practices occurring in the home healthcare industry that have contributed this prevalence will be identified.  The presentation will involve the discussion of a plaintiff wrongful death case in which a home healthcare worker committed an egregious crime against the client.  

The Objectives:

1) Identify issues in an elder abuse case relating to the criminal behavior of a healthcare worker (10)
2) Understand the prevalence of elder abuse and healthcare industry practices aimed at it’s prevention  (20)
3) Gain a better understanding of the home healthcare environment and relevant standards applicable to clinical and administrative practice (20)

4) Address the role of the Care Manager in identifying and helping to prevent elder abuse of our clients (20)

5) Questions and answers (20)


D.  Andrew  Vloedman is a civil trial lawyer representing  individuals in personal injury and wrongful death cases in North Central Florida. He graduated from the University of  Florida , College of Law in 1981. He practices in State and Federal Courts. He has served the Florida Bar as Chair of the Judicial Nominating and Grievance Committees for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. A significant part of Andy’s practice is providing pro bono legal services. He received a commendation from the Supreme Court of Florida for his outstanding service to the Guardian Ad Litem Program. He maintains an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. 

Lorraine Doonan, RN, BSN, MS, CPHQ, LNCC, C.S.A. is the President of LMD Legal Nurse Consultants, LLC and the Executive Director of Fidelity Eldercare Solutions.  She possesses greater than twenty-years experience as a Registered Nurse in various settings across the healthcare continuum. Lorraine has attained national certifications as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, Legal Nurse Consultant Certified and Certified Senior Advisor.  She has served as Chairperson of a statewide initiative to establish evidence based best practice guidelines for depression screening and evaluation of elderly home care patients, the results of which were published in a national journal.  Lorraine is the current President for the CT Chapter of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants CT Chapter.  She is a member of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, Association of Certified Senior Advisors and the Aging Life Care Association.  Lorraine is a graduate of Rutger’s University School of Nursing and received her Master’s Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management.