No one ever expects to be a part of a lawsuit but situations arise where CRNAs have to answer questions under oath. It’s an intimidating process, especially for someone who’s never been a part of a trial before, but we’ll help prepare you for a deposition by explaining the process and how you can protect yourself.
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Show Notes and Additional Resources: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-54-how-crnas-should-prepare-for-depositions-with-steve-mund/2215/
2:23 – Today we’re joined by Steve Mund.
4:07 – Why is this topic so important?
4:59 – Here’s what got Steven interested in depositions.
7:14 – Why would a CRNA ever need to be deposed?
8:26 – Steve explains the deposition process.
10:46 – You need to have a lawyer that represents you personally.
13:26 – It’s important to understand your insurance policy and what it says.
15:44 – So I’m being sued, what do I do?
17:16 – How often do administrators have to deal with lawsuits?
18:38 – How are depositions different from trials?
21:13 – Being deposed makes people nervous. Here’s what you can do to make sure you don’t speak out of turn.
22:28 – Charting is extremely important.
24:24 – What do you do if you make a mistake while you’re testifying?
26:58 – If you feel like you’re losing your cool in that environment, what should you do?
29:48 – Why your demeanor can affect your deposition.
32:51 – What training or resources are available to CRNAs?
37:13 – Final thoughts on the subject.