An anesthesiologist had physical disabilities caused by a stroke and alcoholism (Kavaler & Alexander 2014). He was allowed to keep practicing despite his problems. During a routine procedure, he injected a patient with 10 to 20 times th
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An anesthesiologist had physical disabilities caused by a stroke and alcoholism (Kavaler & Alexander 2014). He was allowed to keep practicing despite his problems. During a routine procedure, he injected a patient with 10 to 20 times the recommended dose of a sedative (Kavaler & Alexander, 2014). The patient suffered an irreversible brain injury. As the risk manager for the organization describe how you would use the five-step risk management process to analyze this situation. Also, discuss at least 3 tools that could be used to reduce the chances of a malpractice claim. How would these be helpful in this case? Lastly, make a recommendation as to how to handle this situation with regard to managing the risk associated with the actions of those involved. The recommendation needs to be well supported and logical.
The document should be prepared consistent with the APA writing style (6th edition) and reflect higher level cognitive processing (analysis, synthesis and or evaluation). A workbook has been provided for you to use as a tool to help you with selecting one of these methods and the criteria for writing the paper. You do not have to turn the workbook in but it will be helpful to you.
Kavaler, F. & Alexander, R. (2014). Risk management in healthcare institutions. (3rd ed.).
Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

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