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April • 11 • 2024

The Dangers of Intuitive Thinking in the Diagnostic Process

Cognitive biases impact practitioners’ decision-making ability and can lead to diagnostic error, patient harm, and claims.

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March • 29 • 2024

Vendors in Patient Care Areas: Liability Exposures

Pharmaceutical and device vendors in the healthcare setting can pose risks to patient privacy and create bias in prescribing...

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March • 14 • 2024

Discharge Lounges: An Innovative Way to Reduce ED Overcrowding

When well designed, discharge lounges can be an innovative, cost-effective way to relieve ED overcrowding by accelerating access...

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February • 29 • 2024

Managing Risk When Dealing With Biased Patient Requests

Biased patient demands are not uncommon. Healthcare facilities must establish procedures to help staff members manage bias...

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January • 22 • 2024

Recall of Vancomycin, Phenylephrine, and Fentanyl IV Bags Due to Potential Superpotency

On January 8, 2024, Leiters Health issued a voluntary recall of several batches of vancomycin IV bags, phenylephrine IV bags, and...

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January • 11 • 2024

Human Trafficking: Protect Victims and Your Organization

Human trafficking is the unlawful confinement and exploitation of persons for forcible participation in involuntary sex...

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December • 14 • 2023

Avoiding Patient Identification Errors

Patient identification errors can result in increased medical costs, delays in treatment or diagnosis, and in some cases, serious...

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December • 11 • 2023

Medication Management: Off-Label Drug Use

The FDA regulates the premarket approval of new drugs; however, it does not limit or control how medications are prescribed. Due...

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November • 20 • 2023

Communication-Related Error: Strategies to Minimize the Risk

Effective communication between providers is essential in the delivery of safe, quality patient care. Examining patterns of...

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October • 19 • 2023

Use of Plain Language Codes Can Save Lives

The implementation and use of plain language codes reduces code confusion and effectively communicates emergency situations...

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