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Communication Breakdown Contributes to Shoulder Dystocia Claim

Posted by Marshaleen King, MD on Dec 14, 2017 2:24:58 PM

The Case

A 29-year-old female patient (G2, P1) presented with a past history of shoulder dystocia in her first delivery. Her estimated delivery date (EDD) was 4/24/14. At her next prenatal visit on 4/5/14, she was seen by a certified nurse midwife (CNM). At that time, the patient weighed 226 pounds and the clinical assessment estimated the fetal weight to be over 8 pounds.

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Topics: Patient Care and Interaction

Don’t Complicate your Complication, a surgical complication case study

Posted by Marshaleen King, MD on Nov 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Case Scenario

A 64-year-old woman presented to the emergency room (ER) with right sided abdominal pain. Her ER evaluation revealed cholelithiasis with thickening of the gall bladder wall. The patient was admitted by the surgical team on call and underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 

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Topics: Patient Care and Interaction

Reducing Medical Errors by Improving the Diagnostic Process

Posted by Marshaleen King, MD on Nov 16, 2017 1:30:00 PM


Medical errors remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality and recent estimates indicate that it is likely the third leading cause of death in the US, [1] with some sources reporting an incidence of 210,000 to 400,000 deaths annually due to errors among hospitalized patients.[2]

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Topics: Patient Care and Interaction

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