Risk Management 1005 - Healthcare Risk Management - May 01, 2006

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Greg Freeman
American Health Consultants

Blake Delaney, Esq.
Buchanan Ingersoll
Tampa, FL

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


  • Rising number of obese patients pose special liability risks
  • Obese patients covered under EMTALA, ADA
  • Tips for working with large patients
  • Follow guidelines closely to avoid gainsharing trouble
  • Guidelines from OIG help make gainsharing safe
  • Pre-op safety briefings help reduce errors, improve care
  • Safety briefing held before any incision is made
  • Fingerprint scanners help improve record security
  • Insurer drops rates after Texas adopts tort reform


  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk managers 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, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, BSN, RN, MBA, HRM, and Blake Delaney, author of Legal Review & Commentary, report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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