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Risk Management and Patient Safety

Recent Articles

FEB 24, 2017
Rx for Patient Safety: Ask Me 3
Victoria H. Rollins, MHA, RN, Director, Patient Safety Programs.
The Ask Me 3 program is a time-efficient, effective tool that encourages patients to participate in their healthcare by asking questions.

FEB 23, 2017
Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient
By Paul Nagle, ARM, CPHRM, Director of Physician Patient Safety, and Shelley Rizzo, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II.
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.

FEB 14, 2017
Withdrawing From the Dentist-Patient Relationship
David O. Hester, FASHRM, CPHRM
Using appropriate guidelines can prevent a malpractice claim.

FEB 14, 2017
Potential Risk of Infection from Device Used During Cardiac Surgery
FDA and CDC issue recommendations to minimize potential risk of infection from device used during cardiac surgery.

FEB 08, 2017
Did Failure to Consider Patient's Morbid Obesity Lead to Fall?
Julie M. Brightwell, JD, RN, Director, Healthcare Systems Patient Safety
It is imperative that hospitals provide employees with training and guidance that specifically addresses caring for morbidly obese patients.

FEB 03, 2017
To Text or Not to Text
Julie Song, MPH, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN
Without appropriate safeguards, texting can lead to violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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