New recommendations aim to improve patient safety by establishing infection control practices specific to OR anesthesia care.
As a supporter of the 72nd PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology December 7-11, 2018, MLMIC will have an exhibit (Booth 107) and deliver a talk on legal challenges and malpractice trends specific to anesthesiologists.
Recent study shows an association between complete handover of anesthesia care of a patient from one anesthesiologist to another and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery.
MLMIC’s most recent Case Review (Winter 2016) contains a perspective on a case with both a catastrophic outcome and serious legal and risk management deficits. The case study – involving paralysis from spinal surgery – highlights not only clear and continuous lack of communication between a variety of providers but also several failures of documentation.