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Risk Management and Patient Safety

Recent Articles

APR 20, 2017
The Opioid Epidemic: Resources and Insights
The dramatic increase in opioid use over the past few decades has resulted in an opioid-related epidemic of addiction and death. These expert resources, including data analysis that shines a light on trends in opioid claims, can help address this important issue.

APR 17, 2017
Prescribing Opioids Safely: How to Have Difficult Patient Conversations
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., and opioids account for over 60 percent of those deaths. Building a strong doctor-patient rapport can help facilitate tough conversations with patients about opioid prescriptions and reduce risks that could lead to malpractice suits.

APR 10, 2017
Latex Precautions in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Roseanne Cain, BSN, LHRM,Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Recognizing latex allergies is an important patient safety precaution.

APR 03, 2017
FDA Announces Medical Device Recall of HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator
The FDA has announced a Class I recall of the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator.

MAR 31, 2017
Case Summary: A Delay in Diagnosing Breast Cancer
Donald Wood, CRNA, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
This article discusses the benefits of examining the source of behavior for non-adherence with cancer diagnostic recommendations.

MAR 31, 2017
Latex Precautions in the Dental Practice
Rosanne Cain, LHRM, CLNC
Recognizing latex allergies is an important patient safety precaution.

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