"5 Tips to Minimize Patient Frustration" is part one of a three part video series on improving physician/patient interactions. Part one features TMLT Risk Management manager Robin Desrocher as she offers helpful risk management considerations and easy to implement tips to help physicians improve their patient’s experience of the practice environment. Coming soon: parts two and three, featuring more from TMLT's Risk Management team!
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Physicians will be charged a fee of $50 for access to the prescription monitoring program through their EHR. Online access through PMP AWARxE will continue free of charge.
A pain management specialist ordered an MRI of the thoracic spine. In addition to some spinal pathology, the radiologist noted a “possible 9 mm right lung nodule.”
The radiologist interpreted the study and noted an area of slightly hazy density in the left lung with nearby fibrotic changes.
The patient claimed that the physician told him that the rectal bleeding was due to his diverticulosis and was not life threatening.
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 58-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol arrived in the ED by ambulance. She reported numbness and blurred vision.
A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries. The EMS records reflect that the patient’s chief complaint at the scene was leg pain.
A 16-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department after sustaining a leg injury while playing soccer. X-rays revealed a right bimalleolar ankle fracture dislocation.
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.
A 90-year-old woman fell at the assisted living facility where she resided. Following the fall, she began to report severe right hip pain.
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