Environment of Care

AUG 15, 2017
Objective Review of Potential Risks in a Medical Practice Can Be Beneficial
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner, Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners
Ted Abernathy, MD, Managing Partner of Pediatric & Adolescent Health Partners discusses his experience with an assessment service offered by The Doctors Company which provided his practice with a comprehensive checkup of key areas and customized action plan.

NOV 25, 2015
Be Prepared: Tips for Physicians on Disaster Preparedness
Physicians should be involved in disaster preparedness to ensure that the best care is delivered to patients and critical services are not interrupted.

DEC 12, 2014
Shared Responsibility for Preventing Malpractice Suits: Special Circumstances
By David O. Hester, FASHRM, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager.
Develop procedures for your staff to help reduce communication errors with hospitals, labs, and other physicians, as well as communications within the office.

JUN 25, 2014
Rising Number of Infectious Disease Cases Creates Patient Safety Issues
Infectious diseases and their inherent liability risks are becoming more common. This article highlights ways physicians can increase patient safety and reduce liability risks when outbreaks occur.

MAY 01, 2014
Medical Gas System Safety
Ernest E. Allen, ARM, CPHRM
Patient injuries and deaths have occurred as a result of incidents involving medical gas systems.

JUL 01, 2013
Safe Handling of Medical Gas Cylinders
Ernest E. Allen, ARM, CHFM
These recommendations can help healthcare facilities handle compressed medical gas cylinders safely and stay in compliance with standards.

MAY 29, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Physical Plant: Biomedical/Preventive Maintenance
Physical plant services can have areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

MAY 28, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Physical Plant: Environment of Care
Physical plant services can have areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

MAY 27, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Physical Plant: Patient Rooms
Physical plant services can have areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

MAY 26, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Physical Plant: Security
Physical plant services can have areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.

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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