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On June 1, a 35-year-old woman fell while stepping off a boat, injuring her chin, jaw, wrist, and hand. She went to an urgent-care clinic for treatment.
Failure to properly assess and manage patient's medications; Guidelines for the release of medical records
The first documented assessment of the patient in the ED revealed a temperature of 97.9 degrees; pulse 53; respirations 20; blood pressure 147/77 mm Hg; oxygen saturation 97%.
A 62-year-old man came to the ED of a local hospital reporting pain in the “chest wall area.”
A 44-year-old woman with a history of IV drug use was treated at a clinic for a foot infection and back spasms.
The radiologist interpreted the study and noted an area of slightly hazy density in the left lung with nearby fibrotic changes.
A 50-year-old man came to the ED with symptoms that suggested cellulitis.
A 43-year-old man came to the ED of a metropolitan hospital reporting chest pain, dizziness, diaphoresis, shortness of breath, and pain going down his arms.
Failure to diagnose and treat acute coronary syndrome; HIPAA and patient privacy
A 33-year-old woman came to the ED reporting bilateral abdominal pain, back pain, and shortness of breath.
A 3-year-old girl was brought to the ED with fever, lethargy, sore throat, severe leg pain bilaterally with decreased sensation, and absent reflexes.
A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries.
A 45-year-old woman with leg weakness called EMS to her home.
A 66-year-old man came to the ED at 9:11 p.m. with chest pain. He was triaged at 9:14 p.m.
A 57-year-old man came to the ED by ambulance after developing chest tightness and shortness of breath followed by a syncopal episode.
Medication error at patient discharge; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Failure to monitor vitamin levels after bariatric surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy
Failure to perform pre-operative exam; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Wrong site surgery; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Failure to make a timely diagnosis; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License