CEimpact Podcast

The Case Where a Medical Mistake Was Criminal

May 02, 2022 CEimpact Season 3 Episode 18
CEimpact Podcast
The Case Where a Medical Mistake Was Criminal
Show Notes

A nurse was found guilty of gross neglect and negligent homicide in Tennessee. This case has been closely watched by medical professionals, because it may set a new precedent for criminalizing medical mistakes. Guests David Brushwood and Jake Galdo join the podcast to try and make sense of this sensational news. 

The GameChanger:

This case may change the way in which medical mistakes are handled internally and at a legal level. 

Show Segments:
00:00 – Introductions
01:45 – The Case
15:41 – Just Culture & Legality 
15:55 – Avoiding & Navigating Errors 
26:20 – Closing Remarks 

Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health 

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

John A. Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP (Jake)
Course Content and Developer, CEimpact
Pharmacist, Ross Bridge Pharmacy
CEO, Seguridad, Inc

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References and Resources:

Former nurse found guilty in accidental injection death of 75-year-old patient 

Continuing Education Information:

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how valid a legal case details from news agencies. 
2. Describe how to support a culture of safety within healthcare practice

Drs. Brushwood and Galdo have nothing to disclose. 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs
ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-22-192-H03-P
Initial release date: 05/02/2022
Expiration date: 05/02/2023
Additional CPE & CME details can be found here