FEB 23, 2017
Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient
Hospitalists and facilities can reduce potential liability when caring for obese patients by taking risk management steps, such as additional monitoring for patients with OSA.
NOV 29, 2016
Watch for the Signs: Screen All Patients for Suicidal Thoughts
Patients with suicidal thoughts or ideation appear occasionally in physician encounters. Any patient, no matter what issue is being treated and in any setting, could be at risk for suicide. A consistent and formal screening process, plus a response plan, will protect both the patient and the physician.
AUG 26, 2015
Medical Malpractice and Preparticipation Sports Physicals
Physicians should be aware of liability risks associated with preparticipation sports physicals.
JUL 15, 2015
Boost Patient Safety: How Doctors Can Reduce Risks with Vaccinations
Physicians should always be attentive to the importance of timely vaccines against infectious diseases for patients of all ages. Whether you’re seeing patients for back-to-school immunizations or preparing adult patients for travel abroad, this article can help you assess the vaccine administration protocol in your practice to reduce risks and enhance patient safety.
JUN 23, 2015
Employing Advanced Practice Providers: Balancing Benefits and Potential Malpractice Risks
Advanced practice providers (APPs), like physician assistants and nurse practitioners, perform both routine and complicated medical services for hospitals and medical practices across the country, improving patient access to healthcare. However, practices and hospitals that use APPs must also be aware of potential liability risks. Implementing effective risk management measures will help ensure that the benefits of using APPs are not at the expense of increased liability exposure.
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.
JAN 01, 2015
Off-Label Use: Patient Safety and Risk Management Implications
The standard for appropriate off-label use of medications and other products is what other similarly trained physicians would do, not what the manufacturer of the medication or product recommends.
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.
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.
AUG 20, 2013
Mid-level Practitioners: Shared Benefits, Shared Risks
Doctors who work with physician extenders must be aware of their respective roles and the liability exposures that may result.
JAN 16, 2013
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Pediatrics
The pediatrics department can have areas of potential malpractice exposure, and this guide can help uncover risks.
APR 16, 2012
Medication-Related Errors and Liability: What Can You Do?
This article outlines strategies for mitigation of medication-related errors.
SEP 01, 2011
A Tragic Lesson in Drug Safety
This case study highlights the dangers of not being fully knowledgeable about a prescribed medication.
Up for Review: Five Keys to Managing Online Criticism
No matter how professional and caring a doctor you may be, eventually you will face criticism on the web. Here are five keys to managing that criticism.