MALPRACTICE PREVENTION

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					MALPRACTICE
PREVENTION
      MALPRACTICE
      PREVENTION
 CREATE AN INFORMED CONSENT
  FORM AND HAVE AN ATTORNEY
  REVIEW IT
 IT NEEDS TO ACTUALLY SAY
  “INFORMED CONSENT”
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          PREVENTION
        INFORMED CONSENT
 PATIENT NEEDS TO BE INFORMED
  ABOUT YOUR CARE AND POSSIBLE
  REASONABLE ALTERNATIVES
 RISKS INVOLVED IN TREATMENT
 YOU DO NOT HAVE TO INFORM
  PATIENT ABOUT RISKS THAT ARE
  3% OR LESS
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       PREVENTION
 CVAs ARE 1- 400,000 TO 1 -
  10,000,000
 IN CASES OF SIMPLE LOW BACK
  PAIN YOU DO NOT HAVE TO
  INFORM ABOUT POSSIBLE DISC
  HERNIATION
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       PREVENTION
 HOWEVER WITH A HIGHER
  PROBABILITY OR A WHEN CASE
  WORSENS THEN YOU SHOULD
  PROBABLY INFORM PATIENT
  ABOUT ALTERNATIVES. TELL THEM
  YOUR SUSPICIONS.
 PUT IT IN WRITING ABOUT MRI OR
  REFERRAL AND HAVE THEM SIGN
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         PREVENTION



   FOR WHOM ARE YOU LIABLE?
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       PREVENTION
 1) YOU ARE HELD LIABLE FOR YOU
  AND YOUR STAFF’S ACTIONS OR
  LACK OF ACTIONS
 2) FAILURE TO PROPERLY EXAM
  AND DIAGNOSE
 3) FAILURE TO REVIEW OTHER
  RECORDS
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         PREVENTION
 4) FAILURE TO REFER
 5) CVA - RARE BUT WELL
  DOCUMENTED - TIA, DIZZY,
  HEADACHE, PARESTHESIAS
 1 IN 400,000 TO 1 IN 10,000,000