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Clinician Burnout, Patient Safety Research, & more...

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

Related to: Clinical Guidelines, Diagnosis, Disclosure + Apology, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Other Specialties, Patient Safety Awareness, Publications, Surgery

CRICO Insights: September 2016

Five Ways to Mitigate Clinician Burnout



Be aware: burned out clinicians are more prone to errors


Educate yourself about burnout and its risks


Evaluate your own situation, and/or seek professional assessment


Talk to trusted colleagues about symptoms you might have


Take advantage of confidential services offered by your institution or medical society

Burnout risks and relief explored...


Patient Safety Grants: 2016 Award Recipients

Diagnostic error in ambulatory urgent care, electronic patient safety checklist, best practices in inter-hospital transfers—discover what your colleagues will be researching. Learn more and then apply for your own grant...

Guidelines for Disclosure

What do you do when something goes wrong? How do you tell the patient and their family? This straightforward list will help guide you through a difficult and unfamiliar situation.  You shouldn't do it alone...


Suicide Prevention

Experts in Psychiatry, General Medicine, and Emergency Medicine collaborated to produce these decision-support tools for PCPs and MHPs. ID, assess, and respond...



Loss of High PSA Result Blamed for Fatal Cancer

A 52-year-old male developed metastatic prostate cancer a year after highly elevated PSA test values were reported to the physician’s office—but never followed up or reported to the patient. What went wrong?



Missing an MI When Symptoms Didn’t Match Dx

A 75-year-old woman with multiple co-morbidities presented to her PCP’s office with complaints of jaw pain and mild upper chest tightness. The PCP linked the jaw pain to TMJ disorder and prescribed an NSAID. Hear Dr. Ford assess the case...


September 13, 2016
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