Alert on Surgical Items Left Behind in Patients
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by CRICO
3M ago
In late 2023, the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization issued an advisory noting a spike in reports of retained surgical items. A retained surgical item is patient safety lingo for when the surgical team leaves something like a sponge or a tool inside the patient after surgery. These events may lead to serious harm, such as sepsis, prolonged hospitalization, the need for subsequent surgery, or death ..read more
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Higher Malpractice Risk with Advanced Practice Providers? Data Say Not Really
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by CRICO
4M ago
The topline data from Candello claims analysis do not show an increase in malpractice corresponding to the increased use of APPs. In fact, the claims rate may be declining, adjusting for practice population increases ..read more
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When a Doctor is Sued: Former Defendant Finds Her Voice
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7M ago
A former doctor defendant found meaning after the ordeal despite her lack of preparation or role models. Dr. Gita Pensa, an emergency medicine physician, made it her professional focus to help other physicians through to the other side of the litigation journey ..read more
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Boarding Critical Care Patients in EDs: New Guidance from Patient Safety Experts
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7M ago
The boarding of critical care patients in the emergency department is an increasing concern because ICUs are often also too full to take them ..read more
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An Alert on Cyber Risk for Health Providers: No One is Safe
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by CRICO
9M ago
Healthcare providers are facing new threats from online attacks that require new strategies to limit liability, harm to patients, and revenue loss. In spring of 2023, the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO), issued an updated Patient Safety Alert: Cyber Security and Recovery, available on the CRICO web site ..read more
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Medical Error’s Stubborn Threat to Hospital Patients
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11M ago
A new study that looks at when, where, and how medical errors occur in the in-patient setting is shining a bright light on threats to patient safety and quality in health care. A topline result of a 25 percent error rate for hospital admissions is getting a lot of attention. Lead author David Bates and others explain the implications for everyone in health care from the board room to the bedside ..read more
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Copy and Paste in the Medical Record: A Top EHR Danger
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1y ago
When it comes to medical notes in patient charts, copying and pasting carries risks of confusion, patient harm, and liability for providers ..read more
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Getting SMART About Harassment
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1y ago
Recent data from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show that sexual harassment and gender discrimination affect up to 50 percent of women medical students and more than 50 percent of women faculty in medicine. It affects men too ..read more
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Getting SMART About Harrassment
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1y ago
Recent data from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show that sexual harassment and gender discrimination affect up to 50 percent of women medical students and more than 50 percent of women faculty in medicine. It affects men too ..read more
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The Pain and Reward of Delivering Palliative Care During COVID
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by CRICO
1y ago
Excellent palliative care is inherently challenging. Over-capacity hospitals and a shortage of palliative specialists that pre-dated the COVID crisis have led to some improvisation and innovation. An expert practitioner from the Metro DC area shares his personal experience and some insights that might help improve communication between any specialist and their patients ..read more
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