The impact of nursing workloads on patients
Study after study has shown that nurses around the world are burdened with heavy workloads. This is largely a result of under-staffing, which is caused by a variety of different factors, including an increase in demand for nurses as the population ages, an inadequate supply of available nurses, deliberately reduced staffing and increased overtime intended
Common malpractice claims against radiologists
Advances in radiologic technology in recent years have led to an increase in the role of the radiologist related to patient care. Increasing numbers of legal claims against radiologists have naturally followed as radiologists take on additional responsibility for patient diagnoses. Based on recent statistics, 31% of radiologists can expect to be involved in a
Infection prevention in a health care setting
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes detailed guidelines designed to minimize the chances of health care-associated infections in patients and the spread of infection within the facility. Here are some of the things you can do to ensure that you and your patients are safe from infection. Maintain hand hygiene standards Practicing
Malpractice risks for dental hygienists
It might seem as though dental hygienists are unlikely to be named in malpractice lawsuits, but that is not the case. According to the National Practitioner DataBank from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there were 2,530 medical malpractice payment reports and adverse action reports taken against dental hygienists and assistants between 2003