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Archive for January 31, 2012

Errors in Using Medical Alarms

Errors in Using Medical Alarms

Errors in Using Medical Alarms   An FDA article in the journal Nursing2009 describes problems that can arise with the use alarms on patient monitoring equipment. From 2005 through 2008, FDA received 566 reports of patient deaths related to the alarms on monitoring devices. Part of the […]

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Medical Errors – Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors – Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors – Misreading Letters and Numbers An article by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reminds healthcare practitioners how dangerous it can be to misread the letters and numbers on prescriptions, drug orders and medical records. Unfortunately, these mistakes are easy to make because some […]

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New York General Obligations Law § 5-335

New York General Obligations Law § 5-335

New York General Obligations Law § 5-335 Limitation of Non-statutory Reimbursement and Subrogation Claims The General Obligations Law now prohibits health insurers and other benefit providers from seeking reimbursement from the proceeds of any settlement of personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death actions for medical services […]

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