make sure the proper quality care is provided for all patients. (Gordon, 2016). Each medical facility should have proper patient handling protocol in place and every health professional needs to have the adequate training to ensure they are able to provide superior patient care for everyone. If this is not the case then depending on the situation, ultimately the health care facility can be held liable for any medical mistakes that may occur during a patient’s stay at the facility. It is important to be up to date with medical regulations because this can help prevent most medical mishaps. One of the most important things is to always make sure before going through any procedure to always have informed consent from the patient and always make sure the patient understands the pros and cons of what is being recommended. If there is uncertainty on how to do something, then it is important to ask for assistance in order to avoid a mistake. Conclusion Our team was assigned with the responsible for developing a manual on the impact of health care malpractice. An analogy of the stages and impact of malpractice in health care with examples was explained. The process of availability after adverse medical events in health care was discussed. Within the manual there was a description of the legal requirements of health
7 care reform and their impact on patient care was outlined. Suggestions of what strategies could be put into to avoid malpractice were given.
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