Infection Control

Feb 07, 2020
2019 Novel Coronavirus and Patient Safety in the Medical Office
Debbie Hill, MBA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is still in its early stages as an epidemic—but the worst may be yet to come. Are medical offices doing enough to prepare?

Apr 19, 2019
Rising Number of Measles Cases Creates Numerous Patient Safety Issues
Debbie Hill, MBA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager
New cases of measles (rubeola) are once again making national headlines. Physicians should implement effective screening protocols, infection control techniques, and patient education to reduce liability risks and promote patient safety.

Mar 13, 2019
Concerns About U.S. Measles Outbreak
Christopher M. Cirino, DO
A recent poll by The Doctors Company received 9,459 responses to the question: How concerned are you as a healthcare provider about the recent U.S. measles outbreak? Some 43 percent responded that they are very concerned. There are significant reasons for this level of concern.

Apr 24, 2018
Missed Diagnosis of Spinal Epidural Abscess
David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors
This case illustrates the importance of promptly diagnosing and treating spinal epidural abscess.

Jan 14, 2016
Patient Safety Challenges in General Dentistry
David O. Hester, FASHRM, CPHRM, Director, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management.
Guidelines suggested here address patient safety issues in general dentistry practices.

Jun 01, 2012
Interactive Guide for Hospitals: Patient Care Systems: Infection Control
This interactive guide is designed to help you uncover areas of potential malpractice exposure in your hospital's infection control policies and procedures.

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