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Patient Safety Pods

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

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At the End of Information Blocking, an Opening for Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Opening your notes offers the potential to enhance patient safety by linking clinicians and patients between visits–times when ambulatory vulnerabilities often compound.

 

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More Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Queries about malpractice and patient safety.

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4 Steps of a Malpractice Suit, Learning from Medication-related Malpractice Cases, 100 Day Mask Challenge, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights February 2021. 4 Steps of a Malpractice Suit, Learning from Medication-related Malpractice Cases, 100 Day Mask Challenge, and More

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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.

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Woman Dies from Post-op Stroke When Anticoagulant Not Restarted
By Jennifer Sanchez, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Restarting heparin was not in the post-op instructions. In a lawsuit naming four physicians, the patient’s estate alleged negligent failure to restart anticoagulation, resulting in a stroke and ultimately, her death. The case was settled for more than a million.

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The Pain and Reward of Delivering Palliative Care During COVID
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Excellent palliative care is inherently challenging. Over-capacity hospitals and a shortage of palliative specialists that pre-dated the COVID  crisis have led to some improvisation and innovation.. An expert practitioner from the Metro DC area shares his personal experience and some insights that might help improve communication between any specialist and their patients.

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Emotional PPE, Case Study, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight June 2020: Emotional PPE, Case Study, and More

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Emerging Risks in Interventional Radiology
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Sicker patients in riskier settings.

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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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