This session features two experienced medical directors of PA/LTC facilities with many years of experience in providing consulting and expert witness services to providers and attorneys involved in various types of litigation in the PA/LTC arena. They have distilled unique teaching points from many cases and will discuss how providers and facilities can learn from these and implement various interventions, policies, and process improvements pertinent to their own facilities to improve exposure to common areas of liability and potentially avoid litigation.
Describe the main areas of litigation commonly encountered in PA/LTC facilities.
Discuss ways the medical director, attending physician, administrator and DON can glean lessons from PA/LTC litigation to use for performance improvement activities in their facilities that can serve to lessen the chance of being involved in litigation.
Recognize the importance of recognition of 'near miss' events and subsequent implementation of follow-up action to prevent liability with adverse outcomes.
Describe the importance of updated care plans that reflect appropriate goals of care for nursing facility residents in reducing the chance of litigation involving nursing facility residents.