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.