Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Consultant
Dr Pam Savage, R.N., Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc, MACN
Pam has an extensive background in clinical Nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.
As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.
Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.
A major focus of her current work has been designing undergraduate and postgraduate law courses for Nurses and community health workers. As a regular contributor to the Nursing CPD Institute, her blogs and webinars address issues of professional and legal governance that have relevance to Nurses working in many environments.
The legislation and professional guidelines dictating the nurse and midwife responsibility to assess risks to individuals and report actual or potential risks is well established.
The range of situations captured by mandatory reporting rules is broad. Acknowledging these responsibilities requires the professional to understand the procedures and protocols for reporting. Understanding the consequences of failing to report and the legal protections for a reporter promotes compliance.
In this session you will: