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Resources for Presenters

The CRICO Are You Safe? case studies contain information that you can access in different formats: web pages, one page handouts, and a slideshow version with additional data included.

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Going Beyond in the Time of COVID-19
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

There are risks when practicing outside your specialty.

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Managing Non-coronavirus Patients’ Expectations Amid the Pandemic
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Managing non-COVID-19 patients in overtaxed health care environment.

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Nothing is “Routine” for an Anxious Patient or Family
By CRICO Staff

In this case, a pediatric practice struggled to satisfy the family of a boy after two years of appropriate primary care. What did they learn about communicating with patients and their families over routine medical matters?

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Patient Safety Alerts Library

Each AMC PSO Patient Safety Alert takes an in-depth look at one or two topics such as Patient Falls and Results Management. Visit our library to see the available reports and fill out a form to receive a PDF of one or more issues. 

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Doorknob Syndrome and Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Patients don’t always start at the top of their problem list.

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Catching Breast Cancer
In Women 40–49
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Breast cancer is the leading cause of non-cutaneous cancer death among women between the age of 45–60. Primary care providers get some insights for diagnosis and follow-up, from a talk by Dr. Mara Schonberg in Boston, titled, “Breast Care Risk Assessment Among Women 40–49 in Primary Care.”

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Harvard Researcher: Hospitals Can Do Better Diagnosing Deadly Sepsis
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Sepsis is common and it’s deadly. It accounts for five percent of the patients admitted to the hospital and a third of hospital deaths. The worry: sepsis is often difficult to detect, giving rise to dangerous clinical outcomes and liability.

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Aging Surgeons a Patient Safety Concern for Hospitals
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

As the nation copes with an aging population, concern turns to aging surgeons. CRICO’s podcast, Safety Net,  interviews one physician expert who is trying to encourage more hospitals to ferret out dangerous diminishing cognitive and physical faculties, with Late Career Practitioner Policies.

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Can Patient Pics in the Electronic Health Record Cut Identity Mistakes in the ER?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Research:  “Adding Photos to the Electronic Health Record: Reducing Wrong Patient Orders in the Emergency Department,” from CRICO’s patient safety grant program.

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