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Medical malpractice

The nurse's role in medication safety

The nurse's role in medication safety

It takes more than administering a drug once it's ordered

Why hospitals keep physicians and providers with lots of bad outcomes

Why hospitals keep physicians and providers with lots of bad outcomes

Two factors may incentivize retention over patient safety

Gabapentin linked to overdose deaths, medical malpractice

Gabapentin linked to overdose deaths, medical malpractice

Prescribers must provide proper medication, proper dose, and proper monitoring

How EMTs select a hospital ER for a patient, and when hospitals can turn them away

How EMTs select a hospital ER for a patient, and when hospitals can turn them away

The closest ER isn't always the best or safest choice

What's the difference between a physician and a provider?

What's the difference between a physician and a provider?

Making sense of the alphabet soup of degrees

The most common avoidable errors in claims against certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs)

The most common avoidable errors in claims against certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs)

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) Journal published closed claims study

Texas ER botches diagnosis of man's posterior circulation stroke

Texas ER botches diagnosis of man's posterior circulation stroke

These strokes have different signs and symptoms and are commonly misdiagnosed

ER nurse practitioner discharges patient with undiagnosed spinal epidural abscess

ER nurse practitioner discharges patient with undiagnosed spinal epidural abscess

This type of abscess is dangerous and potentially lethal with delayed diagnosis and treatment

Ativan and opioids are a risky duo

Ativan and opioids are a risky duo

Ativan manufacturer warns that the combination can cause respiratory arrest

Missing, mistaken, and manufactured medical records

Missing, mistaken, and manufactured medical records

Complete, accurate medical records are important in both health care and medical malpractice claims