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Cooling Brain-injured Babies to Reduce Disability, Liability
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Research and recent experience show that some babies who show signs of brain injury suffered before or during birth have better outcomes when hospitals cool the baby’s body temperature. Thus, early identification and treatment of this condition has the potential for improving patient outcomes and reducing the risk of liability. CRICO has recently awarded grant funding to promulgate guidelines, titled “Therapeutic Hypothermia in Neonates,” that were developed under its federally-designated PSO component entity.  

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Doctors and the Law: A Judge Offers a Peek Behind the Gavel
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Hon. Hiller B. Zobel

Unlike other areas of modern clinical practice, there still isn’t much training in medical school around what to do or what not to do as a malpractice defendant, or an expert witness for someone else’s case. In a one-on-one interview, author and retired Massachusetts Superior Court Associate Justice Hiller B. Zobel offers some sage how-tos and reassurance as he highlights the second edition of his book, “Doctors and the Law: a guide for physicians entering uncharted waters.”

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David Lucier, MD, MBA, MPH, a CRICO HMS Fellow
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

View this short video featuring David Lucier, MD, MBA, MPH discussing his experience in the CRICO-funded Patient Safety & Fellowship program.

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Bijay Acharya, MD, MPH, a CRICO HMS Fellow
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

View this short video featuring Bijay Acharya MD, MPH discussing his experience in the CRICO-funded Patient Safety & Fellowship program.

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Melissa Sundberg, MD, MPH, a CRICO HMS Fellow
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

View this short video featuring Melissa Sundberg, MD, MPH discussing her experience in the CRICO-funded Patient Safety & Fellowship program.a CRICO Fellow describes her learning experiences in the CRICO-funded Patient Safety & Fellowship program.

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Jessica Zerillo, MD, MPH, a CRICO HMS Fellow
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

View this short video featuring Jessica Zerillo, MD, MPH discussing his experience in the CRICO-funded Patient Safety & Fellowship program.

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Marc Pimental, MD, MPH, a CRICO HMS Fellow
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

View this short video featuring Marc Pimentel, MD, MPH discussing his experience in the CRICO-funded Patient Safety & Fellowship program.

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Culture Helped, Hurt in this Dosage Error
By Barbara Szeidler, RN, BS, LNC, CPHQ, CPPS, CRICO
Tom A. Augello, CRICO

In this case, an 8-year-old girl experienced a tenfold dosing error of clotting factor, requiring admission and observation due to increased risk of stroke. It could be said that the culture at this hospital both contributed to the error, and contributed to a good response by staff.

 

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Understanding “Standard of Care” A Doctor and a Lawyer Share from the Medmal Front Lines
By Carla Ford, MD, John Reardon, JD, Tom Augello, CRICO

For many in the medical profession, some of the basics of law and malpractice claims are a little mysterious. The key question about negligence is whether or not the provider failed to meet the “standard of care.” But how do we know what the standard of care is? We hear from a lawyer and and a doctor about what they’ve learned working in the world of medical errors and malpractice law.

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No Review of Test Result, and
Girl Suffers Wrong Dx for Years
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN, CRICO, Terese Berry, MD, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

An 8-year old girl was treated over three years for a condition she never had. Multiple providers missed a test result that showed she had celiac disease, so it went untreated and she suffered. The resulting lawsuit resulted in a settlement against two of her doctors. This case study not only reviews the facts, but it also features suggestions from an expert reviewer on how to prevent similar mistakes managing test results.

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