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.
FEB 10, 2015
Conscious Sedation in the Dental Office
Follow patient safety guidelines to enhance safety for patients receiving conscious sedation in the dental office.
FEB 02, 2015
Telephone Communication for Doctors
When carelessly conducted, telephone communications can lead to diagnostic errors and misunderstandings that culminate in medical malpractice claims and lawsuits.
FEB 01, 2015
Patient Selection for Elective Procedures
The patient selection process is a valuable tool for loss control, because many claims occur with patients who are not appropriate candidates for a procedure.
OCT 01, 2014
Preventing Wrong Tooth Extraction
Prevent wrong tooth extraction with risk management steps such as documenting the reasons for the extraction, promoting safety systems, and obtaining informed consent.
MAR 28, 2014
Referral and Negligent Referral in a Dental Practice
General dentists should be aware of potential liability issues involving patient referrals.
NOV 01, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions: Treating Patients in a Difficult Economy
Our experts answer questions about billing issues, including when patients are unable or unwilling to pay doctor charges.
DEC 20, 2010
Fire Safety in the Surgical Suite
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.
DEC 01, 2010
Interactive Guide to Patient Safety for Dentists and Dental Specialists
This interactive guide is designed to help you uncover areas of potential malpractice exposure in your dental practice.