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Opioids, Jurors, Doctors in Court, and more...

By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Communication, Primary Care, Medication, Patient Safety Awareness, Publications

CRICO Insights: November 2016

10 Patient Safety Priorities for Hospitals from AHRQ



Prevent central line-associated blood stream infections


Re-engineer hospital discharges


Prevent venous thromboembolism


Educate patients about using blood thinners safely


Limit shift durations for medical residents and other staff if possible


Consider working with a Patient Safety Organization


Use good hospital design principles


Measure your hospital’s patient safety culture


Build better teams and rapid response system


Insert chest tubes safely

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CRICO WEBINAR | 12:15–1:15 PM, Dec 6

Medical Liability & Patient Safety Amidst the Opioid Crisis

Do you have concerns about the risks associated with prescribing opioids? Learn how best to protect yourself and your patients. Register now...


Our Juries: Partners in Justice

It is important for defendants to see themselves and jurors as partners in the jury process, partners in justice—rather than adversaries. Attorneys share their experience with MA juries...


Doctors & the Law

(second edition)

“This book should be required reading for all doctors, lawyers and claims professionals who are or may someday be involved in medical malpractice cases.”  Latest Zobel/Rous book now available ...



Communication Issue Leads to Retained Foreign Body

The patient’s back and lower extremity pain was ultimately diagnosed as being related to an intrathecal lumbar catheter left behind eight months earlier. What went wrong?



Called to be Juror in Medmal Case?
Lawyers Want to Talk to You

Recent changes in MA law alter how jurors are empaneled. Hear how it affects MPL cases...

November 29, 2016
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