TOP TEN WAYS TO AVOID MALPRACTICE Charles O

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TOP TEN WAYS TO AVOID MALPRACTICE Charles O. Taylor Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, L. L.

TOP TEN WAYS TO AVOID MALPRACTICE Charles O. Taylor Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, L. L. P. [email protected] com

A LITTLE COURTESY GOES A LONG WAY SO, LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENTS! TREAT THEM

A LITTLE COURTESY GOES A LONG WAY SO, LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENTS! TREAT THEM AS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED!

KNOW THE PROCEDURES OF WHERE YOU WORK

KNOW THE PROCEDURES OF WHERE YOU WORK

FOLLOW-UP TEST RESULTS YOU ORDERED IT – YOU OWN IT!

FOLLOW-UP TEST RESULTS YOU ORDERED IT – YOU OWN IT!

KNOW THE MEDICINES YOU PRESCRIBE! HOW DO YOUR PATIENTS REACT TO MEDICINES YOU ORDER?

KNOW THE MEDICINES YOU PRESCRIBE! HOW DO YOUR PATIENTS REACT TO MEDICINES YOU ORDER?

AVOID HAND OFF ISSUES BE SURE THE INFORMATION YOU GIVE AND RECEIVE IS EVERYTHING

AVOID HAND OFF ISSUES BE SURE THE INFORMATION YOU GIVE AND RECEIVE IS EVERYTHING REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB NEVER ASSUME

BE WARY & CAREFUL WITH NEW PROCEDURES OR TOOLS

BE WARY & CAREFUL WITH NEW PROCEDURES OR TOOLS

CHART ACCURATELY AND THOROUGHLY!

CHART ACCURATELY AND THOROUGHLY!

RECOGNIZE PATIENT DETERIORATION THE PROFESSION IS DOING BETTER WITH STROKE AND HEART ATTACK BUT

RECOGNIZE PATIENT DETERIORATION THE PROFESSION IS DOING BETTER WITH STROKE AND HEART ATTACK BUT OTHER CONDITIONS, SUCH AS, SEPSIS, SOME MATERNAL CONDITIONS AND SERIOUS POSTSURGICAL COMPLICATIONS NEED TO BE ON YOUR RADAR. ECRI 2017 REPORT WWW. ECRI. ORG

UNDERSTAND THAT TODAY’S HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT IS COMPLEX, EXPENSIVE AND THREATENING INSURANCE CONCERNS, PRIVACY

UNDERSTAND THAT TODAY’S HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT IS COMPLEX, EXPENSIVE AND THREATENING INSURANCE CONCERNS, PRIVACY ISSUES, DEALING WITH GRIEF, DEALING WITH LOSS, UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO FOR THEM…PATIENTS BRING SOME OR ALL OF THESE TO THE OFFICE, CLINIC OR HOSPITAL WITH THEM

BE A SCOUT trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean,

BE A SCOUT trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent PHYSICIANS WITH THESE QUALITIES RARELY GET SUED