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TSG Announces New Appointments to Executive Leadership Team

A Comprehensive Initiative To Improve Maternal Health

Addressing Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department

10 Tools to Combat Sub-Par Triage Nurse Onboarding

Mitigating the Consequences of Burnout, Medical Errors, and Liability

Honoring Dr. Tom Syzek and Introducing Dr. Stassia Sullivan

Case: A Nurse’s Role in Preventing Diagnostic Error

EMTALA Considerations for Triage

Improving Healthcare Handoffs

Using Telemedicine and Self-Monitoring to Safely Provide Prenatal Care to COVID-19 Patients

COVID & Burnout: The MAACU Effect

Treatment for Pregnant COVID-19 Patients Not Requiring Hospitalization

COVID–19 Vaccines During Pregnancy: What should we tell our pregnant patients about taking the vaccine?

Case: When Is It More Than Just Back Pain?

Case: Complicated Angiogram Reveals VEDS Diagnosis

COVID-19 Updates for the OB Unit

Triage Competency Checklist: Onboarding a New Nurse to Triage

Anchoring: Its Role in Diagnostic Error

Pediatric Infections

Increasing Hospital Profitability by Improving Physician Engagement

7 Steps to Improving Patient Experience

Surgery Malpractice: Are Surgeons More Prone to Complaints?

Surgical Error Cases

Obstacles to Implementing Emergency Department Triage Best Practice

Minimizing Spread of COVID-19 in the Obstetrics Unit

Triage Tips for the COVID-19 Pandemic

How Disclosure Programs - not Apology Laws - Reduce Medical Errors and Lawsuits

Case: How to Disclose Medical Errors to a Patient's Family

5 Tips to Reduce Stress as an Obstetric Nurse

Measuring Clinical Performance Improvement in Obstetrics

Spinal Epidural Abscess: 5 Things You Should Know

Differential Diagnosis for Abdominal Pain & Documentation Pearls

How to Recognize Child Abuse

Strategies to Improve Provider-Patient Communication

Framework for a Physician Integration Program

Informed Consent Process Forms & Documentation

Surgical Errors

Headache Differential Diagnosis & Documentation

Framework for a Nursing Clinical Excellence Program

Preventing Medical Errors: 7 Things Every Provider Needs to Know

Improving Nursing Retention & Job Satisfaction

Chest Pain Differential Diagnosis & Documentation

Chest Pain Malpractice Claims & "Bedside Maneuvers"

Nurses: Standardize Patient Education with These Postpartum Warning Signs

Framework for an Obstetrics Training Program

Medication Error Case: Opioid Adverse Drug Event in the Hospital

Framework for an Emergency Medicine Training Program

EMTALA On-call Physicians

Discharge Instructions for Patients: Best Practices

Measles Outbreak: ACOG Practice Advisory

Patient Safety in Clinical Trials

Wrong Site Surgery Statistics

Best Practices of Postpartum Discharge Teaching

EMRs & Physician Burnout: What's the link?

Case Examples of EMTALA Violations

What is EMTALA?

Understanding Secondary Postpartum Hemorrhage

Case: Recognizing Secondary Postpartum Hemorrhage

How Medical Technology Can Prevent Opioid Abuse

Hot Topics: Top 10 Blogs of 2018

Triage Training Courses: How to Structure Your Education Program

The Missed Obvious: Patient Satisfaction Starts With Physicians

Code Trauma & Cognitive Errors

Newborn Identification: A National Patient Safety Initiative

Physician Satisfaction: The Alpha & Omega of Medicine!

Strategies to Reduce Harm from Opioid Prescribing & Abuse

Opioid Prescribing & Liability Trends

The Opioid Crisis: Far from Over

Medical Errors, Communication, and Teamwork: Lessons from Angola

How to Engage Nurses in Your Training Program

A Good Shift is a Choice

Physician-Patient Interaction: Key Elements of Mastering the Moment

Retained Surgical Sponge: Never Means NEVER!

Pay for Performance: Destroying the Essence of Medicine!

Top 10 Risks in Ambulatory Practice

Optimizing Post-Delivery Care with Breastfeeding

Who is Competent to Triage?

Avoiding the Dead Leg: Acute Limb Ischemia (ALI)

Beware of the “Dirty Urine”

10 Medical-Legal Basics Every Provider Must Know

5 Strategies to Impact Maternal Mortality Rates

Case: Boarding Psychiatric Patients in the ED

Goals of Triage: Rapidly Identifying & Sorting Patients

How to Obtain Clinician Support

Measuring Clinical Performance Improvement in Emergency Medicine

Identifying Resources & Personnel for Initiative Implementation

Physician Burnout: An Emotionally Malignant Disease

What is the Triage Competency Assessment Tool?

EMTALA and Psychiatric Hospitals

5 Reasons to Use Retrospective Chart Review for Triage Competency Validation

6 Common Errors in Fetal Heart Monitoring (FHM)

CASE: Refusal of Care Based Upon Religious Beliefs

CASE: Suicide in the Emergency Department

Warfarin Complications

How Disruptive Behavior in Healthcare Impacts Patient Safety

Incivility & Disruptive Behavior in Healthcare

Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies

The Intoxicated Patient

Defending Shoulder Dystocia Claims

Code STEMI: Calling Dr. Herrick

Preventing Surgical Site Infections

Preventing CAUTI (Catheter-Associated UTI)

Case: Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Diagnosing Sepsis

Can Efficiency & Productivity Return to Physician Documentation?

Preventing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Striking the Balance with EMR Risk Notifications

Triage Nurses: Questions for Chest Pain & Chest-Related Symptoms

Vital Signs: Leveraging the EMR to Heighten Awareness

10 Considerations for Recognizing Stroke Mimics

Encouraging the Maternal-Fetal Triage Index OB Triage Tool

Embedding Evidence-Based Medicine into EMR Physician Documentation

4 Clinical Tips for Triage Nurses

Clinical Decision Support in the “Mental Workflow”

Shoulder Dystocia Risk Factors

Optimizing e-Learning for Healthcare Professionals

Does Guided EMR Documentation Impact Clinical Practice, Documentation Compliance and Outcomes?

End-User vs. Risk Management: Expectations of the EMR

Should EHR Documentation Templates Have Chief Complaint-Specific Content?

SLIDESHARE: The ABCs of Healthcare Risk Management

The History of EMRs & Opportunities to Improve Patient Safety

Preeclampsia Treatment

Correlation among Competency, Patient Safety and Nurse Turnover Rates?

Case: Is Lumbar Puncture Needed to Rule Out Subarachnoid Hemorrhage?

MEDITECH ED Physician Documentation: Specific vs. General Templates

Vulnerable Adult & Elder Abuse

Defining and Diagnosing Preeclampsia

Code Sepsis: Recognize, Resuscitate, and Refer

Physician Documentation Templates in MEDITECH - Workflow Videos

10 Reasons Your Urgent Care Isn't as Safe as You Think It Is

7 Clinical Topics to Consider for Your Patient Safety Initiatives

4 Key Areas for Physician Integration & Onboarding

Code Stroke: A Syndrome of Subtraction

MEDITECH Physician Documentation Templates: Implementation Details

Duty to Warn Third Parties

[Infographic] The State of Healthcare Cyber Liability

Overcrowding in the Emergency Department

Mapping Clinical Risks to Frequent Obstetrics Claims

Making the Biggest Impact on Patient Safety: Where to Focus?

Mapping Clinical Risks to Frequent Diagnosis-Related Claims

10 Principles of Geriatric Care in Acute Care Settings

[INFOGRAPHIC] Understanding Diagnostic Error

Case: Vertebral Artery Dissection

Your Hospital Safety Culture: Strengths and Weaknesses

Q&A: Implementing a Communication and Resolution Program

Triage: The Acutely Agitated Patient

How 5 Physician Documentation Methods Compare to Facilitate Safer Care

The Pain in Pain Management

RSQ® Spotlight with Margaret Curtin | Healthcare Risk Management

Do's & Don'ts of AMA: Patients Who Leave Against Medical Advice

4 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Your Triage Process

Geriatric Abdominal Emergencies: 7 Things Attorneys Love to Hear

Common Errors in Chest Pain Diagnosis

Targeting Obstetrics Malpractice Claims

EMR Documentation Discrepancies Spell Danger

Patient Safety Initiatives that Impact Diagnosis-Related Claims

The Killer Aorta: Diagnosing Thoracic Aortic Dissection

Patient Experience Strategy: The Evidence Behind Reimbursement & Liability Impact

The Cognitive Autopsy

The Ultimate Healthcare Loss Prevention Strategy

The Focus of Patient Safety in 2017

Hot Topics: Top 10 Blogs of 2016

[Infographic] 5 Ways to Minimize Cyber Risk

Very Abnormal Vital Signs & Death after Discharge

Case: Failure to Diagnose Sepsis

The Ring of Death: Patient Safety in Radiology

Paint a Picture: EMR Documentation of Appearance & Activity

Veterans Healthcare: What Civilian Physicians Need to Know

The Chief Complaint of Pain: A Pain for You and Your Patient!

Trick or Treat? Halloween in the Emergency Department

The Electronic Health Record: No Panacea for Risk

Cognitive Bias: The Near-Miss Case of “Lazy Boy”

The Year in Review: Important Developments in Case Law

5 Tips for Physician Engagement in Practice Change

The Promise of the Electronic Medical Record

Case: Failure to Diagnose Spinal Epidural Abscess

Obstetrics: Delays in Treatment of Fetal Distress

Hospital Triage Assessment: An Under-Appreciated Risk?

Necrotizing Fasciitis is Still Lurking Out There

3 Pediatric Heat-Related Illnesses

Surgical Safety Issues or James Bond Movie?

Patient Experience: How to Interact with a Patient

10 Secrets About Bites and Stings

Communication Breakdowns in Healthcare

Violence in Healthcare Part 2: Prevention and Intervention

5 Low Back Pain Diagnoses You Don’t Want to Miss

Violence in Healthcare Part 1: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Principles of Informed Consent in Healthcare

Confessions of an Antibiotic Abuser

Case: Atypical Presentation of Acute Ischemic Heart Disease in Women

The Diagnostic Process: Rediscovering the Basic Steps

Threats of Cyber Liability

First Impressions are Critical to Patient Experience

Malpractice Claims or Medical Errors: Which One is the Real Target?

Case of Diagnostic Error

Acute Appendicitis: Surgery vs. Conservative Antibiotic Approach

Creating a Patient Safety Culture

An Overview of Pediatric Malpractice

Thoracic Aortic Dissection: The Great Masquerader

Improve Critical Thinking Through Triage Audit Tools


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