Case Study: Providing Dental Services in the Hospital Setting

Amy Wasdin, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II

Lack of familiarity with hospital systems can pose serious risk management implications.

Patients present to an acute care facility for a variety of reasons such as emergency care, admission for ongoing treatment, surgical procedures, and specialized nursing care. Unfortunately, appropriate dental care is often overlooked or not identified as a priority at the beginning of a patient’s course of hospitalization.

Good dental care is an important component to maintain overall health and ...

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