Tag: MLMIC Risk Management Tips

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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Risk Management Tips: Promoting Communication Between the Referring and the Consulting Dentists

Dental practices should develop protocols for tracking consultations, including patient compliance, and documenting conversations between referring and consulting dentists. In addition, patients’ dental records should reflect referral compliance (or non-compliance) and include related correspondence.

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Risk Management Tips: Failure or Malfunction of Office Equipment

Providing for the safety of patient, staff and providers by performing necessary inspections and maintenance of equipment is an important part of office practices today.

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Risk Management Tips: Prescription Medications and Patient Safety

Educating patients about their prescription medications and keeping medical records updated with prescription information both help to ensure patient safety.

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