Risk Management in Long-Term Care: A Quick Reference Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

A practical, effective, and thorough risk management tool, this book helps health professionals address common problem areas in order to avoid litigation. Potential risk topics covered include: injury from physical restraint, resident abuse and neglect, infection control, polypharmacy and medication use, falls, and much more. The volume also features valuable information on how to respond to legal claims. Each chapter concludes with 10 tips for the reader. The appendixes contain case studies with questions for discussion and a useful resource list of organizations. This handy guide is indispensable to administrators, nurses, and physicians, as well as students of health administration.

"Risk Management and Long Term Care is full of case examples, specific suggestions and recommended policies and procedures to follow in providing quality care and thereby managing risk."
-from the foreword
--James L. Wilkes, II, Esq.

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Marilee G. Bomar, BSN, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This is a reference guide for long term care facilities interested in beginning a risk management program.
Purpose: This book provides an overview of risk management, the rationale for risk management in this era of litigation, topics to be included in setting up a risk management program, and how to implement a program. The author furnishes pertinent questions and sample forms relevant to specific risk management topics. Ways to incorporate continuous quality improvement (CQI) data in risk management is discussed. Throughout the text the author emphasizes the importance of using the team concept to enhance risk management programming and quality improvement efforts. Information on how to reply to legal claims is included.
Audience: This book is intended for administrators, directors of nursing, and medical directors of long term care facilities who are preparing to design and implement a risk management program.
Features: The table of contents and index are easy to use and are presented in a logical format. One of the best features of this book is the summarization of key points into 10 tips at the end of each chapter. The resource list of organizations at the end of the book is also helpful.
Assessment: As lawsuits against long term care facilities rise, it will be important that health professionals know how to properly address the areas of care most frequently involved in litigation. This reference guide provides practical and useful information for designing arid implementing a risk management program in long term care facilities.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Marilee G. Bomar, BSN, RN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This is a reference guide for long term care facilities interested in beginning a risk management program.
Purpose: This book provides an overview of risk management, the rationale for risk management in this era of litigation, topics to be included in setting up a risk management program, and how to implement a program. The author furnishes pertinent questions and sample forms relevant to specific risk management topics. Ways to incorporate continuous quality improvement (CQI) data in risk management is discussed. Throughout the text the author emphasizes the importance of using the team concept to enhance risk management programming and quality improvement efforts. Information on how to reply to legal claims is included.
Audience: This book is intended for administrators, directors of nursing, and medical directors of long term care facilities who are preparing to design and implement a risk management program.
Features: The table of contents and index are easy to use and are presented in a logical format. One of the best features of this book is the summarization of key points into 10 tips at the end of each chapter. The resource list of organizations at the end of the book is also helpful.
Assessment: As lawsuits against long term care facilities rise, it will be important that health professionals know how to properly address the areas of care most frequently involved in litigation. This reference guide provides practical and useful information for designing arid implementing a risk management program in long term care facilities.
Marilee G. Bomar
This is a reference guide for long term care facilities interested in beginning a risk management program. This book provides an overview of risk management, the rationale for risk management in this era of litigation, topics to be included in setting up a risk management program, and how to implement a program. The author furnishes pertinent questions and sample forms relevant to specific risk management topics. Ways to incorporate continuous quality improvement (CQI) data in risk management is discussed. Throughout the text the author emphasizes the importance of using the team concept to enhance risk management programming and quality improvement efforts. Information on how to reply to legal claims is included. This book is intended for administrators, directors of nursing, and medical directors of long term care facilities who are preparing to design and implement a risk management program. The table of contents and index are easy to use and are presented in a logical format. One of the best features of this book is the summarization of key points into 10 tips at the end of each chapter. The resource list of organizations at the end of the book is also helpful. As lawsuits against long term care facilities rise, it will be important that health professionals know how to properly address the areas of care most frequently involved in litigation. This reference guide provides practical and useful information for designing arid implementing a risk management program in long term care facilities.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826199409
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew D. Weinberg, MD, FACP, is currently DVAMC Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, at University of South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

  1. Foreword by James L. Wilkes II, Esq.
  2. Introduction and Overview
  3. Approach to Risk Management in the Long-Term Care Setting
  4. Pressure Ulcers
  5. Issues Related to Polypharmacy and Medication Use
  6. Physical Restraints and Neuropsychoactive Medication Use
  7. Infection Control Issues
  8. Prevention of Resident Neglect or Abuse
  9. Falls and Resident Safety Concerns
  10. The Role of the Medical Director
  11. Legal Aspects of Risk Management
  12. Creating and Implementing an Effective Risk Management Program
  13. Risk Management in the 1900s and Beyond
  14. Case Presentations and Question Review

  15. Resources
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Index
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