Breaches of security and safety protocols in a Psych can lead to patient harm.
Any death certificate issued must comply with a doctor's obligations under various Coroners legislation.
For good Samaritan to apply there should be no expectation and it should be voluntary and unanticipated.
Tips to look after yourself and where to seek assistance
Write reports, medical and death certificates according to best practice.
Are you concerned about your cover when working outside of standard hours?
Effectively mitigate your risk of developing mental illness and stress-related problems by following expert advice.
Panel discussion providing key pieces of advice to help you avoid pitfalls with Health Records
Adverse outcomes, complaints, claims or investigations are more common than you think and likely to happen in your career.
Develop your people skills to foster good relationships with colleagues, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
There is an onus on you to ensure your patients understand the need and importance of continuity of care.
Practitioners, employers and education providers are required to report ‘notifiable conduct’, as defined in section 140 of the National Law.
Equip yourself with effective strategies to foster positive and respectful relationships with patients and colleagues.
How do you put yourself in the best possible position to achieve your goals?
Discussing clinico-legal issues associated with diagnosing and managing concussion injury arising out of sport in the general practice setting.
Whether you are in private practice or employer indemnified affects the cost of any indemnity insurance (eg MIPS membership) you purchase.
Tips to help you avoid fatigue, maintain control and reduce clinico-legal and regulatory risks.
You can achieve a solid defence by meeting peer expectations and the standards of your College and the Medical or Dental Board.
The rule of patient confidentiality is paramount. Any professional one-on-one discussion could be seen as a teleconsultation
You may be asked to sign many documents each day as a recent medical or dental graduate. Remember your signature is legally binding.
Unfortunately as an IMG new to practice in Australia, you may face some guarded or even negative views from your patients.
Recorded webinar: Improve your diagnostic skills with advice from Dr Carmel Crock about the ED and GP relationship.
Recorded webinar: Dr Bryce Nicol highlights the risks and benefits of working as a rural GP
There are benefits and risks involved in the use of messaging to both the patient and to the health practitioner. Ensure it is clinically appropriate.
Equip yourself with effective tips to ace your next jobt interview.
Recorded webinar: Dr Newman-Toker highlights the role of teamwork in the diagnostic process within healthcare's socio-technical work system.
Recorded webinar: Develop strategies to minimise your risk of complaint, claim and investigation
Detail a patient’s decision clearly in your notes, including the names of others who may have participated in the decision to refuse treatment.
Tips and strategies to ensure an understanding of all the requirements for authorising documents and providing reports
Notify MIPS as soon as you aware that you are required to attend a meeting, hearing or panel connected with a compliant or legal claim against you.
Advice for international practitioners seeking or about to start a medical or dental career in Australia.
Recorded webinar: Be aware of the impact any civil litigation or being investigated by AHPRA, Medicare or Drugs & Poisons authorities
How to choose a specialty
Examines a variety of challenges primarily dealing with the assessment and treatment of overweight and obese patients.
Be mindful of long working hours, stress and fatigue. Also be aware of unusual amounts or types of Medicare and/or PBS benefits that might be claimed.
When prescribing medication always examine the patient thoroughly and warn of any possible side effects.
Dr Stephen Jurd, a Consultant Psychiatrist discusses isolation and how you can be rendered helpless when trying to ask for support.
Stefan Vidimce, MIPS member and now practising dental surgeon in Southport, shares some advice for dental students.
Even if you are a salaried employee, you may not be afforded indemnity by your employer. MIPS assists members who are salaried medical officers.
If the event of a complaint, notify and seek advice early. Provide MIPS with the facts and a full copy of complaint and consultation.
AHPRA and the coroner will not look favourably on poor quality medical records. MIPS can more easily defend members with good records.
On 6 July 2020, new guidelines in relation to blood-borne viruses (BBVs) came into effect.
Soft skills you learn in your intern year will be absolutely critical to your future success as a doctor; unlike your knowledge of the Krebs cycle.
Speak with doctors you know at the hospital to which you’re applying to find out what skills, knowledge or services they are offering.
Cosmetics, mouthguards, offshore dentistry, modern orthodontic treatments, as well as servicing our ageing population affect modern dentistry.
Don't be pressured into providing treatment for which you have not been trained and are not qualified to provide
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (the Act) came into operation on 19 June 2019, making Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD)1 legal in Victoria.
Before issuing a prescription for a high risk medicine, a prescriber must take ‘all reasonable steps’ to check the SafeScript information.
Complaints and investigations are rising. e.g. AHPRA, Coroners Inquests, Medicare investigations, Drugs & Poisons, Hospital/Health Service notifications
Improve the success of your operative procedures and limit the risks you're exposed to at the same time.
Develop good habits early in your career and balance your finances, protect your professional interests and focus on your wellbeing.
In Facebook or Google products you can block users from access to your account. This works well where the comments are on your ‘wall’/’account’.
Always check over your cover letter and resume. One misspelled word could draw the line between professional and unprofessional.
When I started as a junior doctor, I noticed many similarities between the challenges of my new job in the hospital, and the training I was doing outside of it.
Learn the most common legal errors made by your colleagues and how to prepare yourself to defend against complaints
There is no right or wrong way to write a CV, however, a good CV should have a career statement, qualifications, current role and career history
Be recognised as a high performer and avoid red flags that could dent your prospects of that dream registrar or senior dentist role.
Your internship will move quickly so make the most of it. It is the time to explore, find something you like and develop the skills and connections.
Treating friends and family is not recommended and it can lead to disciplinary action including suspension.
Sleep, exercise, laugh, stretch, have sex, have vegetables, call your parents, remember to vote.
Manage your time more effectively, build personal resilience and manage conflict and criticism.
There are foods that you keep coming back for more. By far and large, this is food that is a perfect combination of sweet, salty and fatty ingredients.
Maintaining your records is core to good medical practice and makes it easier for MIPS to defend you if there is a civil action
It is important to present yourself at a job interview as confident and calm. Good preparation is key.
As a MIPS member you are covered for good Samaritan acts, including when you are the only doctor on board the plane.
Wrong site/tooth is a common issue and not necessarily in treatment but also diagnosis.
Choose your indemnity insurer wisely. It is often a career-long association for you and you are likely to need their advice at some point.
Get sight from registrars about the personal and professional risks that confront doctors in their intern and prevocational year.
Before signing an employment contract, you should be very clear on the key clauses relating to indemnity, insurance or restraints.
Equip yourself with proven strategies to effectively manage contemporary issues of modern clinical practice.
Learn effective strategies to record, keep, store, and dispose of health records according to good practice standards.
Learn how to identify red flags for risks such as claims from negligent acts or omissions.
Learn how small changes to your practice can avoid harmful complaints from patients.
Learn your rights and obligation while volunteering at sporting events nationally or overseas.
Are you eligible for indemnity cover for doing bushfire relief work?
Learn proven ways to look after yourself and avoid burnout.
Learn how to identify the red flags of the top 5 clinico-legal issues faced by dental practitioners.
Develop your cultural awareness skills to support effective relationships with your patients.
Learn how to minimise your personal risk of engaging in unregistered, unlicensed, or uninsured foreign practice.
Equip yourself with effective strategies to avoid complaints.
Equip yourself with effective strategies to ensure a trouble-free progression through your prevocational training.
Learn how open disclosure practices benefits both patients and clinicians.
Understand your legal, ethical, and professional duties under mandatory reporting legislation.
How to avoid over/underdiagnoses of patients.
Learn how to handle complaints before they escalate and reduce stress and consequences.
Learn how to effectively support patients in palliative care situations.
Understand how the Australian Open Disclosure Framework applies to healthcare practice.
Equip yourself with top strategies to minimise your risk of diagnostic error.
How should you respond if asked about genomic testing?
Learn practical steps to assist peers, superiors, and juniors in working together respectfully and safely.
How you manage a medical complaint affects the overall outcome and it can take a long time to resolve.
How to comply with your legal, ethical, and moral obligations when dealing with coronial inquests.
How can you effectively manage dental complaints related to teeth extractions?
Be mindful of your attitude and surroundings when sharing patient details.
How to enhance your professional skills?
What is notifiable conduct and what are your mandatory reporting obligations?
Learn the new TGA approved regulations concerning autologous transplants of stem cells.
Practical considerations to assess before considering prescribing medicinal cannabis.
Learn your legal obligations when obtaining and sharing photographs of patients.
Be mindful of the subtle information contained in your posts. Your peers, patients, and a future employer may see them.
Understand your right and obligations as you transition into your senior years of practice.
How to work remotely as a doctor.
What you should know about your professional indemnity cover if you are involved in pill testing at festivals.
Secure the job you desire.
How to navigate ethical challenges in healthcare.
How to prepare for a job interview.