Ambulatory/Outpatient Care Facilities

JUN 12, 2017
Cyberattacks Threaten Patient Safety
When it comes to cybersecurity, more than money and IT security are at risk—patient safety is also compromised by a cyberattack.

MAY 22, 2017
MACRA Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: How to Get Started Now
Physicians and practice managers may feel as if they’re being left at the starting line, there is still time to get in the MACRA race. This article has tips no matter where you are in the process.

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.

SEP 03, 2015
Minimizing Surgical Errors
Jonathan Jones, MD
Guest author Jonathan Jones, MD, offers practical suggestions for avoiding surgical errors.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

SEP 03, 2015
Teamwork in the OR
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, describes the challenges of developing a high-functioning OR team.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

JUL 17, 2015
Conscious Sedation in the Office
Reduce potential liability with these risk management tips and guidelines for conscious sedation in the office.

APR 20, 2015
Mid-level Practitioner Liability—Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan
This booklet can help practitioners avoid liability risks when hiring or working with mid-level practitioners.

FEB 25, 2015
Documenting Staff Competency
Nurses, medical assistants, and other clinical staff must be properly trained and certified. Physicians, or qualified supervisors, should observe staff members as they conduct specific procedures and document their performance.

DEC 20, 2013
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Office Practices
This interactive guide is designed to help you uncover areas of potential malpractice exposure in your practice.

JUL 22, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Credentialing and Privileging: Non-Physician Practitioners
Credentialing and privileging of non-physician practitioners can create areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

JUL 22, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Credentialing and Privileging: Medical Staff
Credentialing and privileging of medical staff can create areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

OCT 01, 2012
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Electronic Medical Records
This interactive guide focuses on risks seen in office practices that use an electronic medical record (EMR).

DEC 20, 2010
Fire Safety in the Surgical Suite
Susan K. Palmer, MD, and Ernest E. Allen
Besides conducting annual fire drills that include what to do if a fire occurs on a patient, it is also wise to review fire risks in high-risk procedures prior to the start of the surgical procedure.

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