As part of patient care activities, most prescribing psychiatrists enter into a variety of professional relationships with other clinicians. When division of responsibility in these relationships is ambiguous, quality of treatment may be affected. Quality of care can be improved by delineating responsibilities and clarifying expectations between providers regarding communication, documentation, coverage arrangements, sharing of confidential information, and handling of emergencies. In 1998, CRICO considered these issues and, in conjunction with experts from Psychiatry and General Medicine, developed the Guidelines for Prescribing Psychiatrists in Consultative, Collaborative, or Supervisory Relationships. Where appropriate, these guidelines offer a structure for approaching consultative, collaborative, and supervisory relationships.
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Easily navigate this web-based version of the OB guidelines 1-35 and the sample form appendices A-H. The OB Guidelines PDF is also available on this page if you want to read or print it in booklet form. (2022 version available)
During prenatal care, the clinician and patient will discuss common events and procedures in labor, including methods of assessing fetal well-being.
The AMC PSO convened the Perioperative Fire Safety Task Force to consider the question of why fires continue to occur in operating rooms, and what to do about it.