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CRICO Insights: September 2017
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight September 2017: Med Error Co-morbidities, Suicidal Patients, and more

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NP Misses Fatal Illness on Phone with Patient’s Dad
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN, CRICO, Tom Augello, CRICO

A father called his son’s pediatrician’s office on a winter week-end night and told the nurse practitioner that his nine-year-old had not felt well for three days. The nurse fixated on flu symptoms and told the father to push ginger ale. When the father checked on the boy 12 hours after the call, he had died from diabetic ketoacidosis and his diabetes mellitus was undiagnosed until autopsy.

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Strategies for Patient Safety (SPS): Issues
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Each month, Strategies for Patient Safety explores the myriad ways 30-plus years of analyzing medical malpractice data can guide physicians and nurses practicing amidst today’s patient safety risks.

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10,000 Medical Apps and Counting
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Choice selections from an endless supply.

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Patient ID Risks & the Intersection of Electronic Health Records

The AMC PSO recently convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across its membership to review and discuss strategies for safer patient identification.

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Opioid Case, MedMal Data, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight August 2017: Opioid Case, MedMal Data, and more

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CRICO Podcasts Home

Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard system.

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For This Patient, Opioids for Pain Resulted in Suicide, Court Settlement
By Barbara Szeidler, RN, BS, LNC, CPHQ, CPPS, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The patient had a history of suicidality when her psychiatrist referred her to a sleep specialist. Three weeks after the second doctor increased her oxycodone dose to treat restless leg syndrome, the patient used the drug to kill herself.

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When Things Go Wrong for Residents
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

 Learning from mistakes is more challenging for residents.

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EHR Risks, Safer Handoffs, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight July 2017: EHR Risks, Safer Handoffs, and more

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