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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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Physician Smartphone Use Can Impact Patient Data Security

It is important for healthcare providers to remain vigilant regarding the exchange of sensitive, protected patient personal health information (PHI) over electronic devices.

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Cell Phone Use Poses Significant Risks in Healthcare Settings

The personal use of cell phones poses a significant risk in healthcare settings as it may distract physicians and staff from the tasks at hand.

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Risk Management Tips: Communicating with Low Health Literacy Patients

Lack of health literacy can make effective communication with patients a challenge. At stake may be inability to comply with treatment regimens, give informed consent and use medication properly.

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