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

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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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Med Errors, Defendant Stress, and more…
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight June 2017: Med Errors, Defendant Stress, and more

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Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records
By Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, CRICO and Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM, CRICO

Read this study about whether or not EHR use has unintended consequences that detract from the safety of health care.

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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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Clinical Judgment, Courtroom Misconceptions, and more…
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight April 2017: Clinical Judgment, Courtroom Misconceptions, and more

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Cancer Diagnosis, Doctors in the Courtroom, and more…
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight March 2017:  Cancer Diagnosis, Doctors in the Courtroom, and more

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What Is the Case About?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Each case is part of a bigger story.

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Defendants Talk, Standard of Care, Case Studies, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight February 2017:  Defendants Talk, Standard of Care, Case Studies, and more

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