Oct 24, 2017 Doctors Examine Injury Risks with Malpractice Closed Claims Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
Taking a close look at research into real-life malpractice claims and incorporating some of the findings into their practices is one way physicians are reducing risks of adverse events.
Oct 14, 2017 Challenging Communications Michelle Swift, JD, RN, Patient Safety Risk Manager II
Communication breakdowns are a frequent risk management finding in claims, as highlighted in this case study.
Apr 17, 2017 Prescribing Opioids Safely: How to Have Difficult Patient Conversations Roneet Lev, MD, Chief of Scripps Mercy Emergency Department, Chair of Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force, and President of Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium
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.
Jan 05, 2017 Patient Safety Strategies for Emergency Medicine Sonny Nguyen, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management, Northwest Region.
In emergency medicine, doctors can reduce potential liability by following risk management strategies, such as establishing clear protocols for tests and radiology follow-up.
Nov 30, 2016 Watch for the Signs: Screen All Patients for Suicidal Thoughts Robin Diamond, MSN, JD, RN, Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company
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.
Sep 23, 2016 Internal Medicine Closed Claims: What Can We Learn? Robin Diamond, JD, RN, Senior Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Julie Brightwell, JD, RN, Director, Healthcare System Patient Safety and Risk Management
Our analysis of closed internal medicine claims identifies top allegations and the most common factors that contribute to patient injury.
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Aug 09, 2016 What Doctors Need to Know About Zika Dan Wright, JD, RN, vice president of patient safety, The Doctors Company
Physicians across the U.S. should practice vigilance to ensure patient safety and reduce risk of potential adverse events as we continue to learn more about the Zika virus.
Dec 15, 2015 Analysis of Cerebral Vascular Accidents and Case Studies Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education.
Physicians can improve patient prognosis by educating staff to recognize signs and symptoms of cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs).
Jul 17, 2015 Conscious Sedation in the Office Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, and Ann S. Lofsky, MD (1956–2008), Governor Emeritus
Reduce potential liability with these risk management tips and guidelines for conscious sedation in the office.
Apr 13, 2015 Emergency Medicine Closed Claims Study
The study of 332 emergency medicine malpractice claims identified the most common patient allegations and the specific factors contributing to patient injury. Download the study and the infographic.
Feb 28, 2013 TIA Recognition and Management David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors
Failure to recognize subtle transient neurologic deficits as a transient ischemic attack or a harbinger of impending stroke can lead to a claim if a stroke subsequently occurs.
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