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Advanced Practice: "Signs and Symptoms You Would Like to be Sued for Malpractice"

Read on for a summary of a lecture from Dr. Richard Byrne on common themes in ED malpractice. Knowledge of the high risk patients and diagnoses is the first and best defense against diagnostic error!

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MedMalMonthly: Legal Primer

Civil Law:

  • A dispute between two parties.
  • Burden of proof is based on a "preponderance of evidence".
  • Punishment is monetary without threat for incarceration. 

Criminal Law:

  • Government or state brings action against an individual/ entity accused of wrongdoing.
  • Burdern of proof is "beyond a reasonable doubt".
  • Punishment is incarceration or fines. 

Negligence - There are 4 elements. 

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Advanced Practice: Airway Mastery Series! DL vs VL for Airway Management in the ED

The ResusEM conference is coming back this August! This is a summary of a portion of Dr. Byrne's talk on airway management presented at the August 2017 ResusEM conference at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Check out some of the literature looking at the performance of video largyngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy in various hospital settings.

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