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When Standards of Care Are Breached with Ashley Hughes

The Legal Side of Nursing

Ashley Hughes has been a Legal Nurse Consultant for several years and is back this season to talk about implications when standards of care have been breached. She will share tips on documentation and how to learn more about standards of care. Ashley also discusses how this impacts travel nurses, and how to become familiar with the state or facility that they are working in. Don’t miss out on this very informative episode!

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About Ashley

Ashley Hughes has over 13 years of nursing experience in various ICU specialities, Nursing Management, and Emergency Room. She very well knows the navigations of the healthcare system and the various medical standards of care. During her years of nursing experience, she obtained her Legal Nurse Consultant Certification through the American Society of Legal Nurse Consultants (ASLNC) in May 2016, and since then has been practicing as a Legal Nurse Consultant and Nurse Expert Witness.

Ashley certifications includes the American Society of Legal Nurse Consultants (ASLNC), Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). As an instructor she teaches as needed for Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Basic Life Support (BLS).

Ashley is now utilizing her knowledge and experience to assist attorneys and their clients with any case involving health, illness, or injury for the plaintiff or defense. She also currently has a Legal Nurse Consulting Mentorship where she trains and mentors her fellow nurses to use their nursing expertise as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Ashley also helps Nurse Business owners to develop policies and procedures for their nursing business.

She is thankful to her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have the opportunity to fill in the gap between the medical and legal worlds through legal nurse consulting.


  • (00:17) – Welcome to Don’t Eat Your Young •Ashley Hughes
  • (31:19) – Wrapping Up

Stories from the Incredible World of Nursing.

Welcome to Don’t Eat Your Young, the podcast that brings you stories from the trenches of the incredible, wonderful, exhausting, terrifying, joyous world of nursing with your host, Beth Quaas.