April 18, 2022

Medication Error Conviction to Have “Chilling Effect” on Patient Safety Culture

The American Hospital Association says the guilty verdict for a nurse who made a medication error “discourages health caregivers from coming forward with their mistakes.” The trial raises important questions about electronic device management, alert overrides and provider burnout.

September 13, 2021

Risk Management Checklists for Dentists: Medication Management

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on medication management, specifically, handling prescription medication to maximize patient safety. Be sure to view or download the checklist for use in your dental practice.

June 14, 2021

ADA and Federal Government Align on Priorities to End Opioid Epidemic

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released its Statement of Drug Policy Priorities to continue the effort to end the opioid epidemic. The list works in tandem with the American Dental Association’s similar goals to curb opioid use. Knowledge about opioid prescription misuse is crucial for dentists, who prescribe 1 in 10 opioid prescriptions in the United States.

March 15, 2021

Risk Management Tip: Managing Patient Noncompliance

Patient noncompliance is one of the most difficult challenges for healthcare providers. Noncompliance may include missed appointments and the failure to follow a plan of care, take medications as prescribed, or obtain recommended tests or consultations. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.