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Reporter 2017 Anesthesiology
Failure to protect the airway; HIPAA and patient privacy
Failure to properly manage resuscitation efforts
An 8-year-old girl with a history of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve and aortic stenosis was in need of restorative dental work for dental decay/cavities.
Failure to order chest x-ray
A 68-year-old woman residing at an assisted living facility was having syncopal episodes that resulted in falls with minor head trauma.
Vision loss following surgery
A 41-year-old woman was referred to an orthopedic surgeon. She had a history of progressive lumbar scoliosis secondary to spasticity from congenital diastematomyelia.
Texas Medical Disclosure Panel Enacts Change to Anesthesia Informed Consent Form
Overview of the recent change to its informed consent form for anesthesia and/or perioperative pain management (analgesia).
Reporter 2016 Anesthesiology
Failure to properly manage high-risk patient; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2014 Anesthesiology
Failure to order chest x-ray; Online reputation management for physicians
Reporter 2013 Anesthesiology
Vision loss following surgery; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies
Failure to Intubate and Prevent Aspiration
A 52-year-old man fell from a tree and fractured his ankle. His family brought him to the emergency department of a local hospital at 8:30 p.m.
Sleep Apnea and Surgical Complications
Brief overview of sleep apnea, two closed claim studies that feature it, and ways to reduce liability when treating sleep apnea patients.
Reporter 2012 Anesthesiology
Failure to adequately assess patient; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies
Case study and current research on the prevalence of diagnostic errors, common causes, and ways to prevent these types of errors.
Reporter 2011 Anesthesiology
Failure to monitor patient during outpatient surgery; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules
TMB Rules you May Not Know But Should, Part 2
Discussion of more challenging TMB rules: new death certificate requirements, standing delegation rules, and office-based anesthesia rules.
The Reporter Volume 2 2011
TMB rules you may not know but should; CRNAs and the anesthesia care team model (CME); Failure to diagnose pneumonia; Failure to conduct pre-operative evaluation
Reporter 2010 Anesthesiology
Failure to adequately maintain patient's blood pressure; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination
Reporter 2009 Anesthesiology
Failure to document, communicate; PIAA releases national anesthesiology closed claim data
Physician Impairment: a Proactive Approach
Though the exact rate is unknown, studies indicate that between 8% and 12% of physicians will develop a substance use disorder during their lives.
Reporter 2008 Anesthesiology
Failure to manage a high-risk patient; ASA issues practice advisory on preventing, managing surgical fires; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation
Reporter 2007 Anesthesiology