Patient Safety Alert 7: Risks Associated with Interventional Procedures in the Ambulatory Setting (PDF)

The AMC PSO has identified a series of practices employed to address the factors that can contribute to risks associated with interventional procedures in the ambulatory setting.

Strategies and Tactics

Safety strategies to mitigate these risks for “Wrong Patient” risks in the Ambulatory Setting

  • Staff Training & Orientation: Limited, often informal, clinic-based orientation sessions, instead of full-day, standard orientation sessions for support service staff.
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Publications such as whitepapers and guidelines derived from the AMC PSO convenings.

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    Patient Safety Alert Issue 15: The AMC PSO recently held a collaborative convening session of its Ambulatory Patient Safety Leaders in order to both discuss current issues and possible solutions and propagate the natural progression of CRICO's established mission of helping health care providers turn credible data into effective action.

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    Delayed Diagnosis

    Patient Safety Alert Issue 11: The AMC PSO has performed an in-depth analysis of patient safety issues in the ED setting and has identified practices employed to reduce risks that were the result of missed or delayed diagnoses.
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