JAN 04, 2017 Patient Safety in Anesthesiology Donald Wood, CRNA, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II Anesthesiologists can reduce potential liability by taking risk management steps, such as obtaining separate informed consent for anesthesia care.
SEP 20, 2016 Money Talks: Discussing Cost with Patients Before Treatment Is a Win-Win The physician needs to be involved in making sure that the patient is informed and educated about the financial burden of surgical and medical treatments. Doing this before proceeding with treatment can help lower the risk of a malpractice claim even when the medical outcome doesn’t meet the patient’s expectations.
SEP 01, 2015 Alarms Save Lives Ann S. Lofsky, MD, and Susan K. Palmer, MD Many disastrous outcomes never would have occurred had the anesthesiologist activated and responded to the standard alarms on the pulse oximeter and end-tidal carbon dioxide monitors.
MAY 08, 2014 Anesthesia Closed Claims Study Darrell Ranum, JD, CPHRM, and David B. Troxel, MD This review of over 600 anesthesia claims identifies top allegations against anesthesia professionals and top factors contributing to patient injury.
OCT 10, 2013 Anesthesia Advisory Board With our Anesthesia Advisory Board, top practitioners from around the nation join our patient safety, claims, and underwriting leaders in discussing key issues to improve safety for all anesthesia professionals.
OCT 30, 2012 It Hurts: The Patient with Noncancer Pain Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, and Howard Marcus, MD, FACP Physicians who treat acute and chronic pain need to be comfortable and secure in their competency and cognizant of the correct dosing guidelines, which may have dramatically changed in the past decade.
APR 19, 2012 Physicians and Managed Care Ann S. Lofsky, MD, Mark Gorney, MD, FACS, and Susan K. Palmer, MD The liability pitfalls created by managed care have important implications for all physicians.
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.