Risk Management 1001 - Healthcare Risk Management - Jan 01, 2006

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Greg Freeman

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
American Health Consultants

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
American Health Consultants

Nurse Planner
Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM
Corporate Director
Risk Management
Catholic Healthcare West
Pasadena, CA


  • 'Just culture' model called better, allows discipline for reckless behavior
  • Defining reckless behavior hard with just culture
  • System settles charity suit, and other payouts likely
  • Look closely at EMTALA in light of Scruggs suits
  • Partnering with patients, family can improve safety
  • Patient safety rounds help problem reporting
  • Mandatory flu shots create dilemma for risk managers
  • Experts debate pros, cons of requiring flu vaccination
  • Doctors often ignore 'black box' warnings on drugs


  • describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management in health care
  • explain how these issues affect nurses, doctors, legal counsel, management, and patients
  • identify solutions, including programs used by government agencies and other hospitals, for hospital personnel to use in overcoming risk management challenges they encounter in daily practice

Financial Disclosure:

Author Greg Freeman, Editorial Group Head Glen Harris, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM report no consultant, stock-holder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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