Posts Tagged ‘Clinicians’

8 Ways to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls in Social Media – Part One

Thursday, April 25, 2013 17:07 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Do the ethical rules of law apply to medicine?

 
Ethical issues in social media are a concern for attorneys, and health care professionals can learn from attorneys on how to avoid ethical blowups.
In a recent article in the New York State Bar Association State Bar News, it states that attorneys face […]

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Delirium? Now what?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:16 No Comments

By Derek S. Mongold, MD
My father is in the hospital and they say that he has delirium. What exactly is delirium?
Delirium is a state of severe confusion that is usually brought on by a medical condition. It’s thought to be due to the brain producing too much dopamine and to little acetylcholine. Dopamine and acetylcholine […]

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Doctors and Social Media: Legal Aspects and Bottom Line

Thursday, February 21, 2013 19:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
The health care social media legal series continues here on Healthin30, and legal expert, David Harlow, Esq, Health Care Attorney and Consultant at The Harlow Group, LLC in Boston, answers a series of questions focusing on the legal aspects of physicians engaging in social media.
Health Care Social Media – Legal […]

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Time to Eliminate Dangerous Injection Practices by Clinicians

Thursday, April 28, 2011 21:25 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Thanks to Laura Landro for shining light on unsafe injections in her WSJ blog, “Unsafe Injection Practices Persist Despite Education Efforts.”
Landro writes:
“A new push is underway to eliminate unsafe injection practices, which remain a persistent safety problem despite years of efforts to educate clinicians about the risks of re-using needles, […]

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Technology Is Not The Reason For Cost Escalation in Health Care – It Is How We Misuse It

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 16:18 No Comments

Guest post by Stephen C. Schimpff, MD
We are often told that the reason for the high cost of medical care is all of our new technologies and drugs. There is an element of truth in that but when used correctly, new technologies save lives and improve the quality of patient care and often improve safety.  […]

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