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Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960695/unhealthy-complacency-the-vulnerability-of-us-hospitals-to-direct-terrorist-attacks
#1
David J Finucane
Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, terrorists have demonstrated both the intent and capability to execute direct attacks on US public hospitals. Nonetheless, hospital administrators have basically ignored this threat, as they do not view hospitals as likely targets. Unfortunately, it may take a catastrophic event before policymakers appreciate this threat enough to take appropriate actions. However, analyzing and managing these threats is just another part of risk management, as the cost of doing so up front to protect against such loss is no different than other risk management assessments...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960593/developing-risk-management-dashboards-using-risk-and-quality-measures-a-visual-best-practices-approach
#2
Robert F Bunting, Dana Siegal
Because quality measures are ubiquitous, health care risk management leaders often use them as a proxy for risk management measures. While certain quality measures adequately reflect some aspects of risk management, they are neither a perfect nor complete substitute for well-developed and comprehensive risk management measures. Using a comprehensive approach consisting of quality measures, risk measures, and measures that are less amenable to classification would be the best approach. Identifying the most powerful and informative measures, designing the most appropriate dashboards, and incorporating visual best practices are crucial steps required for evaluating the effectiveness and value of an enterprise risk management program...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940865/effective-factors-on-not-using-the-n95-respirators-among-health-care-workers-application-of-fuzzy-delphi-and-fuzzy-analytic-hierarchy-process-fahp
#3
Marzieh Honarbakhsh, Mehdi Jahangiri, Payam Farhadi
Using respiratory protective equipment (RPE) including N95 respirators is one of the most important ways to protect health care workers (HCWs) against respiratory hazards. The aim of this study was to identify and prioritize the problems and obstacles in using N95 respirators among HCWs in Iran. In this cross-sectional study, problems and obstacles in using N95 respirators were identified and ranked by experts, using Fuzzy Delphi and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP). Additionally, HCWs were asked to give their opinions about obstacles in using N95 respirators in order to form an opinion...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877399/cops-and-docs-the-challenges-for-ed-physicians-balancing-the-police-state-laws-and-emtala
#4
By Kristin E Malcolm, James G Malcolm, Daniel T Wu, Kevin A Spainhour, Kevin P Race
State laws are awash with discord concerning whether a police officer's request or court order necessarily obligates physicians to perform a body fluid analysis of an arrested, conscious, nonconsenting suspect. Police typically bring arrestees directly to the emergency department (ED), and federal courts have begun to wrestle with the implications of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), which requires that anyone presenting to the ED be screened for treatment. Some state laws require health care providers to comply with any police request for lab analysis, while other states offer more leeway to physicians...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719091/multimodal-analgesia-as-an-alternative-to-the-risks-of-opioid-monotherapy-in-surgical-pain-management
#5
John J Savarese, Norman G Tabler
Clinicians have long been aware of the danger of overreliance on opioids to manage acute pain, such as the pain accompanying surgery. The risk of adverse drug events is higher with opioids than with any other common class of drugs. Overreliance on opioids increases length of stay and hospital costs, while decreasing patient satisfaction. Opioids can lead to problems that continue well after discharge, including chronic pain, abuse and addiction, and even death. Increasingly, prescribed opioids have proved to lead to heroin addiction...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719090/learning-new-avenues-and-new-topics
#6
EDITORIAL
Alan J Card
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719089/development-and-implementation-of-an-emergency-department-telephone-follow-up-system
#7
O John Ma, Mary Tanski, Beech Burns, Elizabeth F Spizman, James A Heilman
Implementing a telephone follow-up system after a patient's emergency department (ED) visit is challenging, but it may improve patient safety and care. This study's objective was to describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive ED telephone follow-up system over a 9-year period. Discharged patients who received a follow-up telephone call within 48 hours of their ED visit included all pediatric patients, those who left without being seen by a provider, and any adult patient with a "high-risk chief complaint," which was defined as a headache, visual problem, chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, syncope, trauma, and neurological-related problems...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719088/understanding-and-managing-the-risk-of-head-impact-from-in-hospital-falls-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-data-from-166-public-hospitals
#8
Satyan R Chari, Paul Varghese, Rebecca A R Bell, Kate Smith, Terry P Haines
BACKGROUND: Falls are a leading cause of preventable harm in the hospitalized elderly, and head impacts (HIs) can be a precursor to serious injury. The aim of this study was to examine if the risk of fall-related HI can be explained by incident characteristics. METHODS: All reported falls across public hospital facilities in the state of Queensland, Australia, over a 2-year period were analyzed using univariate and multiple logistic regression. RESULTS: In all, 650 instances of HI were reported across 24 218 falls...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719087/mri-guided-stereotactic-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-diagnostic-mri-suite-background-and-safe-practice-recommendations
#9
Paul S Larson, Jon T Willie, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hooman Azmi-Ghadimi, Amy Nichols, Loretta Litz Fauerbach, Helen Boehm Johnson, Denise Graham
The development of navigation technology facilitating MRI-guided stereotactic neurosurgery has enabled neurosurgeons to perform a variety of procedures ranging from deep brain stimulation to laser ablation entirely within an intraoperative or diagnostic MRI suite while having real-time visualization of brain anatomy. Prior to this technology, some of these procedures required multisite workflow patterns that presented significant risk to the patient during transport. For those facilities with access to this technology, safe practice guidelines exist only for procedures performed within an intraoperative MRI...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719086/thought-leadership
#10
EDITORIAL
Mike Midgley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719085/case-law-update
#11
John C West
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719084/defending-a-never-event
#12
John R Shepperd
There are medical mishaps that have been deemed "Never Events" by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This term refers generally to preventable occurrences so egregious that they should never occur. But they do occur. And when they do, litigation often follows. This article focuses on one such Never Event-the operating room fire-with strategies on how to defend it. Information provided in this article was derived from a review of the relevant literature and from the author's personal experience defending lawsuits arising from Never Events, including a jury trial involving a surgeon who was sued for a patient's injuries after a fire erupted in the operating room...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415151/correction
#13
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415150/case-law-update
#14
John C West
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415149/integrating-teamstepps-%C3%A2-into-ambulatory-reproductive-health-care-early-successes-and-lessons-learned
#15
Maureen E Paul, Laura E Dodge, Evelyn Intondi, Guzey Ozcelik, Ken Plitt, Michele R Hacker
BACKGROUND: Most medical teamwork improvement interventions have occurred in hospitals, and more efforts are needed to integrate them into ambulatory care settings. In 2014, Affiliates Risk Management Services, Inc. (ARMS), the risk management services organization for a large network of reproductive health care organizations in the United States, launched a voluntary 5-year initiative to implement a medical teamwork system in this network using the TeamSTEPPS model. This article describes the ARMS initiative and progress made during the first 2 years, including lessons learned...
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415148/the-6-a-s-a-risk-manager-s-guide-to-emergency-cesarean-delivery
#16
Larry Veltman
The allegation of delay in performing an emergency cesarean delivery is common in litigation involving neurological injury to newborns. Analyzing the actual performance of an emergency cesarean involves multiple steps, individuals, and systemic processes that need coordination for appropriate action when necessary. This article gives risk managers a systematic way to evaluate a given perinatal unit's approach to the ability to perform an emergency cesarean through evaluating the 6 "A"s: Assess, Alert, Align, Assemble, Act, and Analyze...
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415147/neurosurgical-laser-ablation-and-mr-thermometry-risks-of-multisite-workflow-pattern
#17
Paul S Larson, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hooman Azmi-Ghadimi, Amy Nichols, Loretta Fauerbach, Helen Boehm Johnson
Neurosurgical laser ablation is a relatively new but rapidly growing application of stereotactic neurosurgery that allows neurosurgeons to treat many previously untreatable conditions with the added benefit of shorter hospitalizations and recovery times. The vast majority of these procedures, however, are performed using a multisite workflow pattern involving transport of the patient between the operating room (OR), the computed tomography (CT) suite, and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite, often necessitating patient transfer through public pathways and requiring multiple trips if laser fiber placement is not accurate...
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415146/a-time-of-uncertainty-a-time-to-step-forward
#18
EDITORIAL
Alan J Card
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415145/medical-marijuana-challenges-and-risk-issues-for-health-care-providers
#19
John C West
Laws on medical marijuana and recreational use of marijuana are sweeping the country and presenting real dilemmas for health care providers and facilities. However, due to disagreements between federal and state law, there are no easy answers. Additionally, the case law and statutory law on these issues is exceedingly sparse. It may take years for all of the issues to be ironed out, but health care facilities will need to act in the meantime on what may be little more than educated guesses. It may not be appropriate to simply prohibit the use of medical marijuana, but accommodating it also has risk...
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415144/build-the-network
#20
EDITORIAL
Mike Midgley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
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