Apr 02, 2021
Pre-Procedural Screening and Testing During COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, surgeons have faced many challenges in adapting to new situations. Now that facilities have resumed elective surgeries, surgeons are facing additional challenges in evaluating and scheduling patients who have recovered from COVID-19. The strategies highlighted here can help ensure a consistent approach in keeping both patients and providers safe.
Dec 23, 2020
Podiatry: Lessons from Malpractice Claims
We analyzed 162 podiatric claims to identify top allegations and factors contributing to patient injury.
Dec 23, 2020
Orthopedics Case Study: The Danger of EHR Templates
This example of an orthopedic claim involving accurate medical record documentation illustrates the importance of exercising caution when using EHR templates.
Oct 05, 2020
Orthopedics: Informed Consent
Inadequate informed consent communication between the surgeon and the patient/family is a top factor contributing to claims against orthopedists.
Making an Informed Consent an Informed Choice: Training for Healthcare Professionals
This activity, designed for doctors, nurses, and other providers, examines problems with the process of healthcare informed consent. It describes the principles of informed consent and highlights the benefits gained from a good informed consent process.