Risk Management in Long-Term Care

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Risk Management in Long-Term Care

SKU# 9780826199409

A Quick Reference Guide

Author: Andrew Weinberg MD, FACP


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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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 10, 1997
  • Page Count 128
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199409
  • EISBN 9780826197955

Table of Contents 

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

  14. Resources
    Appendix A
    Appendix B