In article <311FEAEE.7470 at lobe.frye.com>, sfrye at FRYE.COM says...
>>I am sure this must have been covered in some of the workshops for
>audiologists, but some people I have talked to seem to think that a
>problem arises when the patient's ear bleeds as a normal result of
>cleaning out the wax.
Sallye, this is not an answer to your question, but it does brings to mind
something else that might be of interest to this group.
We use Afrin which is a decongestant that can be purchased over the counter
to stop ear bleeding. We rarely have to use it, but it is handy to have
around should bleeding ever occur.
We have visited with the ENT's about our referring to them in the event of
excessive bleeding. They assure us this is going to happen with the advent
of the CIC impression techniques and it is not to be feared.
Regarding insurance coverage, I often wonder how good our professional
liability coverage really is. And I don't want to find out.
We did have liability coverage for many years with Midwest something (they
still insure hearing aids) of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis or St. Paul, not
certain which) and the company they used went bankrupt. I believe that means
we are now naked for the years they insured our liabilities. It is my
understanding that the company that insures you at the time the event takes
place is the one that is liable, which may not be your present insurer. For
this reason, I instruct our accounting people to always file the annual
professional liability policy at the front of the year's accounting records
that we store for future reference. I would hate to not know who our
liability insurance carrier was.
Paul Woodard ;-)
Des Mones IA
All this should be taught in Business 101 for Private Practice Audiology