What Not to Wear—The Potential Dangers of Healthcare Professional’s Attire

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A doctor’s white lab coat is a symbol of professionalism for physicians and patients alike, but is it also a carrier of infectious disease? A recent publication by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) offers guidelines to reduce the risk of transmitting  healthcare-associated infections via clothing. Prioritizing safety throughout all parts of the medical … Continued

Leading the $190 Million Settlement of the Dr. Nikita Levy Case

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For over 25 years, Dr. Nikita Levy was a respected gynecologist practicing at Johns Hopkins Hospital. But then, in early 2013, a female technician in his office noticed some odd behavior on Dr. Levy’s part, which she reported to her superiors. From there, things happened quickly. Hospital security investigated and confronted Dr. Levy in his … Continued

United in Safety — Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015

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March 8 through March 14 has been named “Patient Safety Awareness Week” by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), with the goal of educating both healthcare professionals and patients themselves on safety-related issues. The year’s theme, “United in Safety,” highlights the importance of relationships and emphasizes the fact that everyone has a role to play in … Continued