Reporter Quarter 3 2018

August 27, 2018

CME - Human Trafficking: Raising awareness and identifying trafficked persons in health care settings; Communicating with millennial patients; Wernicke's encephalopathy closed claim: Failure to monitor thiamine levels; Failure to obtain consent for esophageal dilation; TMLT Governing Board Election 2019
 

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Failure to monitor thiamine levels
Failure to monitor thiamine levels

A 50-year-old woman consulted with a bariatric surgeon for weight reduction surgery. The patient was 5’ 4” ...

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Wernicke's encephalopathy after bariatric surgery
Wernicke's encephalopathy after bariatric surgery

TMLT has seen an alarming increase in the number of claims related to Wernicke’s encephalopathy following b...