Whether you’re a target or a bystander, this problem is likely to affect you. In a new program at Massachusetts General Hospital, surgical residents are learning good ways to respond to bad behavior.
Top Patient Safety Interests in 2022
Here are the items that piqued our readers’ interest most in the past year.
- OB Guidelines: Assessment and Monitoring in Labor and Delivery
- Mandatory Patient-accessible Clinical Notes: Cures Act Overview
- Patient Documentation: Dos and Don'ts for Doctors and Nurses
- OR Team Training Collaborative: Closed-loop Communication
- Case Study: 10-fold Dose Error Transferred with Patient, Death Results
- Statistics: Nursing Malpractice Cases and Lawsuits
- Communication Strategies: Informed Consent Basics
Getting SMART about Harassment
Latest Newsletters from CRICO
Key Considerations to Reduce Policy/Protocols
Insights November 2022. New Telehealth Video Series, Sepsis Podcast, and CRICO's Annual SPREAD Meeting
Top Risks Driving Patient Safety Gaps, Using AI to Reduce Missed Diagnoses, and an EPL Podcast
Insights December 2022.
New Telehealth Video Series, Lost Specimens Podcast, and Two Free CME Webinars
Insights October 2022. New Telehealth Video Series, Lost Specimens Podcast, and Two Free CME Webinars
Predicting Malpractice Payments, Telemedicine Risks, and More
Insight July 2020: Predicting Malpractice Payments, Telemedicine Risks, and More
How Does Work Environment Relate to Diagnostic Quality? A Prospective, Mixed Methods Study in Primary Care
The aim of this CRICO-funded study was to develop a tool assessing key elements of the diagnostic assessment process and apply it to a series of diagnostic encounters examining clinical notes and encounters' recorded transcripts.
The Patient Safety Adoption Framework: A Practical Framework to Bridge the Know-Do Gap
Many patient safety initiatives fail to be adopted and implemented, even when proven effective. This creates the well-recognized know-do gap—which occurs when health care workers know what should be done based on evidence vs. what takes place in practice. To address this issue, CRICO funded the development of a patient safety adoption framework and had it evaluated by leaders in quality and safety. The framework and its findings were published online in the Journal of Patient Safety in April 2023.
Characterizing Malpractice Cases Involving Emergency Department Advanced Practice Providers, Physicians in Training, and Attending Physicians
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s emergency department experts collaborated with CRICO patient safety experts to co-author this study that was published in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal.
Ambulatory Safety Nets: Protecting Providers and Promoting Safety with Systems to Reduce Delayed Cancer Diagnoses
Ambulatory safety nets (ASNs) are person-centered programs that provide a highly reliable backup system for following up on abnormal test results when the standard follow-up process fails. Co-authored by CRICO’s Pat Folcarelli RN, MA, PhD, and Luke Sato, MD, this article about ASNs was featured in Inside Medical liability Online.