Shirley Pruitt, attorney and registered nurse will present a full-day continuing education seminar on October 1, 2012, for the staff at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C. The seminar will provide nurses with strategies to protect their nursing license, prevent being named in a malpractice suit and assist in their own defense if named. Sessions include:
- Medical Malpractice 101- Anatomy of a lawsuit
- The Nurse as a Civil Defendant
- Analyzing real N.C. cases involving nurses
Pruitt is a regular speaker on legal issues concerning the nursing profession. Her background includes being a charter member of the Neonatal-Pediatric Transport Team at the Medical University of South Carolina. As a transport nurse, she cared for critically ill newborns and children during helicopter, fixed wing, and land transports. Pruitt joined the law firm of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P. in 1992 and is a partner in the firm. She concentrates her practice in medical malpractice defense, particularly the defense of obstetric cases involving infants with cerebral palsy. She also represents healthcare professionals before licensing boards.