Aug 28, 2017 The Search for Mary Smith David B. Troxel, MD, Medical Director, Board of Governors
A case study illustrating the importance of researching healthcare technologies thoroughly before implementing them.
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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.
Feb 10, 2015 Conscious Sedation in the Dental Office Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Director, Patient Safety Education; and Don Wood, CRNA, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager I.
Follow patient safety guidelines to enhance safety for patients receiving conscious sedation in the dental office.
Feb 02, 2015 Telephone Communication for Doctors Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Director, Patient Safety Education.
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 Susan Shepard, MSN. RN, Director, Patient Safety Education.
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 Barbara Worsley, DMA, Vice President, Patient Safety, and Pamela Willis, BSN, JD, Patient Safety Risk Manager II.
Prevent wrong tooth extraction with risk management steps such as documenting the reasons for the extraction, promoting safety systems, and obtaining informed consent.
Nov 01, 2013 Frequently Asked Questions: Treating Patients in a Difficult Economy Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Director, Patient Safety Education; and Richard Cahill, Esq., Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company.
Our experts answer questions about billing issues, including when patients are unable or unwilling to pay doctor charges.
Dec 21, 2010 Fire Safety in the Surgical Suite Susan K. Palmer, MD, Oregon Anesthesiology Group, and Ernest E. Allen, Account Executive, Patient Safety Department, The Doctors Company.
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.