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Risk Management and Patient Safety


Recent Articles

Jan 19, 2018
Risks in Electronic Dental Records
Donald Wood, CRNA, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II
System and user errors result in many EHR-related dental claims.

Jan 12, 2018
Medical Gas System Safety
Ernest E. Allen, CSP, CHFM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company.
Patient injuries and deaths have occurred as a result of incidents involving medical gas systems.

Dec 15, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions: Americans with Disabilities Act
Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Senior Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education, and Richard F. Cahill, Esq., Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Our experts answer questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which is designed to eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities and provide enforceable standards to address such discrimination.

Dec 15, 2017
Perceptions of Obesity: An Opportunity to Improve Patient Safety
Jacqueline Ross, PhD, RN, Analysis and Coding Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management
Understanding biases and attitudes toward obese patients can enable providers to improve patient care and outcomes.

Dec 13, 2017
Disaster Preparedness for Your Medical Practice
Julie Brightwell, JD, RN
Recent fires, hurricanes, and floods nationwide have highlighted the importance of planning for disasters. Physicians are critical participants in disaster preparedness, ensuring that patient care and critical services are not interrupted—especially for at-risk individuals who may have special medical needs.

Dec 05, 2017
Postoperative Visual Loss: A Catastrophic Complication of Prone Spine and Robotic Head-Down Surgeries
Susan K. Palmer, MD, Anesthesia Consultant
There has been an increase in the number of cases of postoperative visual loss.

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