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Risk Management Guide: Management of Medical Emergencies

Medical emergencies such as anaphylaxis, cardiac arrest, and seizures may occur in the medical office setting. Each office is encouraged to evaluate their patient population to determine the types of medical emergencies that have or may occur and determine how to plan for such emergencies during regular business hours and during procedures performed in the office setting. Situations may arise that require a patient to be transferred quickly to another level of care. When you are unprepared to respond to a patient medical emergency, the result can be a patient injury and a malpractice claim. As more minimally invasive procedures are done in the outpatient environment, the necessity for emergency preparedness increases. It makes sense to…

Curi’s risk mitigation resources and guidance are offered for educational and informational purposes only. This information is not medical or legal advice, does not replace independent professional judgment, does not constitute an endorsement of any kind, should not be deemed authoritative, and does not establish a standard of care in clinical settings or in courts of law. If you need legal advice, you should consult your independent/corporate counsel. We have found that using risk mitigation efforts can reduce malpractice risk; however, we do not make any guarantees that following these risk recommendations will prevent a complaint, claim, or suit from occurring, or mitigate the outcome(s) associated with any of them.