Risk Prevention and Education
Our Overview page provides a view into the many printed and multimedia resources, products and services offered by CRICO's experts to help you prevent risk and promote patient safety.
Our Patient Safety Content
Nursing Practice and Patient Safety: Claims, Trends & Takeaways
May 10, 2023 from 1 to 2 pm EST: The goal of this activity is to provide learners with the knowledge about malpractice cases as related to nursing overall and specifically, nursing medication errors.
In Defense of the Jury System
Patients and clinicians alike need to be able to rely on a consistent, objective, and fair review of the case.
General Informed Consent Guidelines
A document to assist institutions in reviewing policies, procedures and forms relative to obtaining and documenting informed consent.
Ambulatory Safety Nets, ED Boarding, and Promoting Safety in Understaffed Departments
Insights April 2023
Long Stay Critical Care ED Boarding
Patient Safety Alert Issue 31: The AMC PSO convened for a review of the care of critically ill patients who are boarded in the Emergency Department. Experts recommended ways to recognize patient safety risks and employ mitigation strategies associated with extended boarding of patients awaiting an intensive care unit (ICU) bed.
Discharged Patient with Pending Test Results
A 68-year-old male suffered from septic shock after being discharged from an inpatient setting before any action was taken on a critical lab result.
Good Catch! Building the Framework for Ambulatory Safety Nets
Patients frequently experience a delayed diagnosis due to a lack of follow-up. Preventing these gaps in communication is what hospitals are trying to mitigate through the implementation of ambulatory safety nets.
Ambulatory Safety Nets
In 2021, the CRICO Board agreed to support the development and implementation of Ambulatory Safety Nets (ASNs) for top-occurring cancers and selected behavioral health issues.
When the Patient’s Home is the Hospital
Admitting patients to their own homes for hospital care: many factors are coming together to make the “Home Hospital” a hot topic in health care delivery. A roomful of defense attorneys in Boston recently heard about the risks and benefits from the MGB leader in charge of the largest such program in the country.
Rapid PULSE 360 Pilot March 2023 Update
Physicians Universal Leadership Skills Education (PULSE) update for March