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Trauma Activation Vs. Stroke Code

The Trauma Pro

Medics call the receiving trauma center in advance to advise them that they have a stroke code. When a stroke code is called, everyone focuses on the neurologic change that triggered the call. No medical history is available. Witnesses state that he was driving erratically before he crashed. Is this a reasonable request?

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Medical Malpractice Insights: Speaking in “Code”

EMDocs

Chuck Pilcher, MD, FACEP Editor, Medical Malpractice Insights Editor, Med Mal Insights Speaking in “Code” Discussing resuscitation options with patients nearing end of life “A kinder, gentler approach would benefit everyone.” “Code,” “No Code,” “CPR,” “resuscitation,” etc.

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Medical Malpractice Insights: Excellent documentation supports standard of care and avoids lawsuit

EMDocs

Chuck Pilcher, MD, FACEP Editor, Medical Malpractice Insights Editor, Med Mal Insights Excellent documentation supports standard of care, avoids lawsuit Vertebral artery CVA leaves patient disabled. Code Stroke is called and he is seen by a neurologist within 10 minutes. Takeaways : Document! Could more have been done?

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Documentation and Provider Standards Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Documentation and Provider Standards Training educates healthcare providers on the significance of documentation compliance in healthcare. Documentation Guidelines and Standards The legal system views documentation as a fundamental component.

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Chromosomes: The Keepers of the Genetic Code

Emergency Live

A detailed journey into the enigmatic realm of chromosomes, the pillars of life that safeguard the genetic blueprint of every organism These intricate structures, composed of complex strands of DNA intertwined with proteins, reside within the nucleus of cells, where they orchestrate a multitude of vital functions, transcending mere storage and transmission (..)

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Decoding Code Status: A Goals of Care Framework

EM Ottawa

Sunita Puir, a palliative care doctor, talks about how it is an “open secret in medicine that CPR is brutal and rarely effective,” yet how the public seems […] The post Decoding Code Status: A Goals of Care Framework appeared first on EMOttawa Blog.

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Social Risk Factor Documentation in Emergency Departments

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Med

Since the switch from fee for service to value based care in the US, there has been a marked push to improve our documentation to expand ou. Click to view the rest