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1 RISK COMMUNICATIONS & NAVY UPDATE Jeff Sherman Director, Medical-Legal Affairs BUMED 1

2 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #1 Deployed Marine SGT Skin lesion Operational physician (GMO) – Salve In garrison clinic consult lost – No follow up for 4 months Stage 4 melanoma Family engaged congressman and national media 2

3 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #2 Marine LCPL admitted with mediastinal mass, significant pain and anxiety Dysfunctional family Multiple drugs – Fentanyl transdermal patch Hot shower; slept for 4 hours/coded/died – Patch discarded during code Marine Corps leadership very concerned about quality of care Local media 3

4 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #3 MTF birth Cord injury – Resuscitation delayed Ventilation/fixed pupils Provider insisted that life support be discontinued against family wishes – Morphine push Parents/staff upset NCIS 4

5 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #4 79 yo MTF contract Radiologist Mammograms Fail to diagnose QA sampling of reads shows other failures to identify suspicious breast masses Detailed QA shows significant similar problems over entire 5 years of contract 5

6 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere WHAT DO YOU DO? 6

7 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Principles Patient Safety/Damage Control Risk Communications Accountability 7

8 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Patient Safety/Damage Control Patient Safety always most important – Involved patients – Recurrence – Look back What happened? – Sentinel Event/Root Cause Analysis – QA investigations – Litigation reports – Criminal (NCIS/CID) 8

9 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Risk Communications Think of the end first Look Back letters Congress/Chain of Command – QA Public Family – Healthcare Resolutions Program – BUMEDINST

10 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Accountability Lessons learned Retraining Adverse privileging NPDB – Paid torts (including Feres barred) – Final adverse actions UCMJ/Relief for Cause Civilian employee disciplinary action Contracting Officer 10

11 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #1 QA investigation – Joint RCA with Marines QA review of provider performance – Reported to DPDB & PAR entry Redesign of consult process EHR Congressional/CoC briefings - QA Public Affairs engagement – No QA 11

12 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #2 Multidrug toxicity Sentinel Event/Root Cause Analysis QA investigation – Forensic Pathologist – Lessons learned MC/NC/Pharmacy – Patch – KePRo NCIS Family Local media 12

13 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #3 Sentinel Event/ Root Cause Analysis QA investigation Litigation report NCIS – AFIP found brain death Adverse privileging NPDB reports Multiple lessons learned 13

14 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Case #4 Tiger Team to re-read 3793 mammograms – Immediate look back letters all patients – Base media/Navy Times Immediate contact for suspicious cases – Letters to all with normal results Litigation report/FTCA claims SECNAVDES NPDB (adverse actions and paid tort) Partnered with local media 14

15 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Navy Update BUMEDINST C, Health Care Services Contracting, 3 June 2013 BUMEDINST , Malaria Prevention and Control, 8 July 2013 BUMEDINST A, Coding Program Business Practices, 10 July

16 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Navy Update BUMEDINST , Use of Hand Held Alcohol Detection devices, 12 August 2013 BUMEDINST A, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Medical-Forensic Program, 2 May

17 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Navy Update BUMEDINST , Chiropractic and licensed Acupuncture, 11 March 2013 ALNAV 040/13, Cancellation of SECNAVINST A, Mental Health Evaluations of Members of the Armed Forces, 19 June

18 World-Class Care…Anytime, Anywhere Questions Jeff Sherman Phone: (703) DSN:


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