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Documenting patient encounters is both a legal and professional requirement to ensure safe patient care. Documentation can take a number of different forms depending upon your patient population and care setting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the legal considerations surrounding quality documentation.
  • Understand the essential elements necessary for quality documentation.

February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM ET - FULL

Second date: April 15, 2020, 1:00 PM ET Register now



The laws related to defamation are intended to protect a person’s personal or professional reputation from damage.  As more and more nurses are encouraged to advocate for the safety of their patients and their profession, it is important to understand when a nurse’s comments can place the nurse at risk of being held liable.

Learning objectives:

  • Assist nurses in understanding implications of public communications, including considerations for possible implications of defamation.
  • Explore the various contexts in which communication about patients, colleagues, employers or other third parties can lead to legal liability.
  • Understand the various risk-management strategies to protect yourself from potential liability.

March 4, 2020, 1:00 PM ET Register now

Virtual Care

Virtual Care

The provision of virtual care has been increasing both within Canada and globally. As a service that has now entered the commercial realm outside of the traditional healthcare setting, nurses should be aware of the legal considerations when practising in a virtual care setting.

This session will look at the importance of physical location, custodianship considerations, privacy, emerging technologies and risk-management strategies in the delivery of virtual care.

Learning objectives:

  • Appreciate the legal considerations surrounding virtual care.
  • Understand why your physical location, and that of your client, has legal implications.
  • Gain insight into your professional obligations as they relate to conflict of interest.

March 11, 2020, 12:00 PM ET Register now

Medical Cannabis

Cannabis and your Nursing Practice: your questions answered

It’s been over a year since Canada’s federal Cannabis Act came into effect (17 October 2018). Since that time, nurses involved in patient care in Canada have been contacting the CNPS to learn how the Act impacts their practice, particularly regarding the possession and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes and how legalization of cannabis impacts their daily work.

This webinar will build upon our previous webinars addressing the legal framework surrounding cannabis and will tackle your most frequently asked questions about cannabis.

Learning objectives:

  • Obtain a refresher on the Cannabis Act, Cannabis Regulations and how they impact your nursing practice.
  • Acquire a clearer understanding of the recreational vs. medical regime.
  • Receive answers to real life concerns that you may encounter in your nursing profession.

March 18, 2020, 2:00 PM ET Register now

Cosmetic Nursing & Medical Aesthetics

Cosmetic Nursing and Medical Aesthetics

This webinar will look at the legal considerations associated with cosmetic nursing and provide risk-management strategies. Medical cosmetics is a growing area of practice, with an increasing number of nursing professionals choosing to operate their own cosmetic nursing practice within their own premises or within other established organizations.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the specific liability considerations associated with cosmetic procedures.
  • Know what critical factors to consider in facilitating a safe practice environment.
  • Understand employment/independent contractor considerations.
  • Understand the need for proper authority to administer cosmetic injections.
  • Understand some of the risks associated with advertising and publicity.

March 25, 2020, 7:00 PM ET Register now

Social MediaSocial Media

An increasing number of nurses are using mobile devices and apps as tools to assist in daily clinical care. As well, the use of social media by nurses is growing. Learn more about the legal considerations involved by attending this webinar.

Learning objectives:

  • Assist nurses in navigating the legal landscape as it relates to social media and the use of mobile devices.
  • Provide nurses with risk management strategies for how to use social media and mobile devices in a professional and ethical manner.

April 17, 2020, 12:00 PM ET Register now

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