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Breast Care Management: Quick Tips for PCPs

Physicians can pin up these tips surrounding breast care and breast patient safety.

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Challenge: Take the OB Clinical Guidelines Test

Take this test and see if you already follow these best practices from the Guidelines for Obstetrical Services of the CRICO-insured Institutions as of 2014. (Non-Physician Version)

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Challenge: Take the OB Clinical Guidelines Test

Take this test and see if you already follow these best practices from the Guidelines for the Obstetrical Services of the CRICO-insured Institutions.

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CRICO Clinical Guidelines

In conjunction with clinical experts from Harvard-affiliated health care organizations, CRICO develops and maintains evidence-based decision support tools for physicians and nurses whose patient encounters align with high-severity malpractice risks.

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Neonatal Encephalopathy Guidelines
By the AMC PSO

At the behest of its membership, the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization convened a Task Force to arrive at a set of consensus-based guidelines for the most effective use of therapeutic hypothermia in cases of suspected neonatal encephalopathy.

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Guidelines for Disclosure
By Debbie LaValley, BSN, RN

The “Guidelines for Disclosure” checklist covers a range of actions to consider after an unexpected outcome. Running through the list will help organize thorough, appropriate, and consistent responses.

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Informed Consent Guidelines Overview

With broad access to more health care information than ever before, physicians must fully engage their patients in an informed decision-making process. An effective, and defensible, process of obtaining a patients consent to treatment involves a thoughtful discussion of available options (including no treatment), the relevant risks of each treatment option, and expectations for the results of treatment.

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Challenge: Take the OB Clinical Guidelines Test

Take this test and see if you already follow these best practices from the Obstetrical Services of the CRICO-insured Institutions as of 2014. (Physician Version)

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Maternal Early Warning System (MEWS) Algorithm
By Lisa Heard, MSN, RN, CGRN, CRICO

The CRICO OB Quality and Safety Task Force has developed Maternal Early Warning System (MEWS) guideline and algorithm to aid in early recognition and treatment of potentially critical complications in postpartum mothers.

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Suicide Identification, Assessment, and Treatment Planning

Realistically, a clinician is not always able to prevent a suicide in a determined patient. However, CRICO has developed guidelines with Harvard medical faculty over the past 10 years to assist primary care and mental health professionals in their decision-making.

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