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Vaccination passports add to demand for records access
An increasing number of contacts from patients regarding vaccination passports have led some practices to explore apps or other ways to reduce the potential burden – but this is not without risk.
Making decisions about CPR
Doctors will be familiar with the difficult challenge of dealing with advance decisions on the resuscitation of patients (DNACPR decisions) - more particularly so during the pandemic. What key issues need to be considered?
Clinicians refusing coronavirus vaccination
What needs to be considered when healthcare professionals decline the offer of a coronavirus vaccine?
IT’S not uncommon to be asked by a colleague for healthcare advice or treatment but MDDUS advises leaving this to their own doctor or dentist.
Members administering Covid-19 vaccinations
PRESSURE to roll-out vaccinations at speed should not blind prescribers to the risks attached to mass administration of a very new, prescription-only, injectable medication.
PRESCRIBING medication is a common outcome in consultations but it is not without obvious risks - and these can be increased when consulting remotely.
Covert recording in a time of Covid
The increase in remote telephone and video consultations due to the pandemic has made it easier for patients to record consultations. Is this something that should worry clinicians?
Domestic abuse and remote consulting
HOUSEHOLD isolation measures during the pandemic have increased risks for those under threat from domestic abuse. A majority of clinical interactions now being undertaken remotely means reduced opportunities to recognise and act on cases. What can you do to help potential victims?
Patient confidentiality after death
Patient confidentiality extends beyond death – and as COVID-19 continues to take its toll, access requests for the medical records of those who died in the pandemic will likely increase from those involved in their care.
Good record keeping essential with remote consulting
MDDUS has seen a rise in calls from members concerned about treating patients safely in remote consultations. One way to manage risk is to ensure that record keeping is clear, sufficiently detailed, accurate and contemporaneous.