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|Summary of Clinical Use and Toxicity of Anticoagulant Therapy
An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting. A group of pharmaceuticals called anticoagulants can be used as a medication for thrombotic disorder. The irony of the disasters that follow anticoagulant mishaps is that most of their use is prophylactic, to decrease the risk of clotting… (read more)
|Why is Litigation related to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) on the Rise?
With an increased frequency of use of NPWT for complex and difficult wound management, the chance of adverse events is increased. Additionally, because NPWT devices have very specific and somewhat complicated guidelines for use, there is a steep learning curve (as opposed to simpler wound dressings). With the complexity of use of the device, there is greater potential for user error. In November 2009, the FDA issued a warning to healthcare professionals about NPWT…(read more)
|Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers: The Risks
Litigation over hospital-acquired pressure ulcers represents a significant fraction of a medical malpractice attorney’s case load. We frequently receive requests for nursing experts to review liability issues associated with pressure sores. The issues have shifted since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and several private payors began denying reimbursement for care related to hospital-acquired pressure sores ……..(read more)
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