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Treating Family and Friends: A Risk Management Perspective

Treating friends and relatives as patients can lead to malpractice litigation. What can you do to protect yourself and ensure patient safety? Our most recent Case Review includes some suggestions.

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CDC Guidelines on Injection Safety in Dental Settings

It is important to review workflows and procedures regularly to prevent office and facility standards from getting lax. The CDC summary contains a set of nine key recommendations for dental settings. MLMIC encourages dental health providers to consult the list of “do’s” and “do nots” for a refresher in safe injection practices.

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Handwashing Policies in Healthcare Settings Ought to Include Patients

Hand hygiene for healthcare professionals and staff in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is a valuable strategy to reduce the spread of infection. But what about patients’ hand hygiene?

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Foot Traffic in Operating Rooms May Pose Patient Safety Risks

In addition to concerns for potential contamination from airflow, excessive foot traffic may pose a risk for distraction of the OR staff.

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