20th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims

August 27, 2021 by matray

November 18, 2021 (EST) | Virtual Conference

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The American Conference Institute (ACI)’s 20th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims takes place this Fall on November 18th, 2021!

Attend this one-of-a-kind event and hear from an unparalleled faculty of claims specialists, risk managers, medical experts – as well as an outstanding array of plaintiff and defense attorneys – who will share their insights and provide practical guidance for addressing some of the most complex medical and litigation challenges.

• How COVID-19 is impacting obstetric malpractice trials – from virtual court room proceedings to jury selection
• The evolving role and evolving liabilities of midwives and L&D nurses
• Legal challenges surrounding optimal management of high-exposure claims
• The controversy surrounding hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and cooling – debating the pros and cons
• The fundamentals of genetics relative to cerebral palsy
• Ethical dilemmas in obstetrics malpractice
• And more!

Stay current on the evolving standards of care, emerging theories of liability, and new defense strategies. View the Full Agenda & List of Distinguished Speakers and Register Today!

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Register Online: https://bit.ly/3D1WPj3
Email: customerservice@americanconference.com
Phone: 1-888-224-2480

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The Doctors Company Recognized for Informing Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

August 16, 2021 by matray

The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) recently recognized The Doctors Company for providing comprehensive COVID-19 resources to healthcare professionals at the time it mattered most.

At its 2021 National Virtual Conference, the IMCA honored The Doctors Company for making timely information available to all healthcare professionals through its website as well as traditional and social media. The IMCA Showcase Awards recognize the most effective and innovative work from the best minds in insurance marketing and communications.

According to The Doctors Company, from the first pandemic article posted on its website on Feb. 7, 2020, it has sought to make answers to healthcare professionals’ questions easily accessible and relevant. As new questions arose regarding liability coverage, preparing a practice for COVID-19 patients and temporarily closing a practice, the company continued to update the available information. As the pandemic progressed and needs of healthcare professionals evolved, The Doctors Company added expert content on telehealth, reopening a practice, vaccine FAQs and insights on lessons learned.

“We are honored to receive this recognition, which highlights the importance of our focus on serving those who provide care,” said Stacy Schultz, senior vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “We recognized early in the pandemic that not only our members but healthcare professionals nationwide would benefit from the expert insights we could provide to help enhance patient safety and avoid liability risks during these unprecedented times.”

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LAMMICO Honors Two Hospitals with 6th Annual Patient Safety Award and Grant

August 12, 2021 by matray

LAMMICO recently honored St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, Louisiana, with its 6th Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant for its work preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Urinary tract infections are one of the five most common types of healthcare-associated infections. CAUTIs have been associated with increased risks, increased morbidity, mortality, hospital cost and length of stay.

By demonstrating the most effective methods employed to prevent CAUTIs after completing LAMMICO's risk management and patient safety education, St. Bernard Parish Hospital was awarded a:

  • $10,000 grant to be used for nursing professional development

  • One-year Risk Manager membership to the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

  • One-year complimentary membership to Medical Interactive Community for all employees to access our risk management CME/CNE/MOC courses online

St. Bernard Parish Hospital assessed their Foley catheter utilization trends and identified opportunities to decrease usage. Providers and nursing staff were re-educated regarding standard operating procedures and Foley removal protocol. An action plan was developed and implemented to decrease Foley utilization and improve urine culture practices. Over a year, their CAUTI rate improved significantly.

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was named the second-place participant of the Patient Safety Award and Grant. They reviewed and then rewrote their urinary catheterization policy and created a urinary catheter insertion and removal competency checklist included with the revised policy. A grant of $5,000 to be used for nursing professional development was presented to this hospital in recognition of their second-place honor.

LAMMICO commends these two hospitals and all others who submitted award applications, for their commitment to improving patient safety.  

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