With two articles driving most of the discussion social media this week—a Forbes article on alarm fatigue and an announcement of FDA approval for a new treatment for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) 343 more words
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Medication mistakes are common. A recent study by Amanda Mixon following discharge from the hospital pegs the error rate at an astounding 50%. The study focused on whether instructions given to patients at the time of discharge from the hospital matched what the patient later took at home. 137 more words
Today’s medical futility is tomorrow’s routine care. A very hopeful thought. However, in the present consider a modern intensive care unit. A treatment area in most hospitals where a month of care could easily cost half a million dollars. 475 more words
Saying “sorry” is the human thing to do. Doctors and nurses should say it when they feel it.
Saying “sorry” seems to have two meanings: 1) something bad happened and I understand your emotions 2) something bad happened and I had some connection with the event for which I feel partly responsible. 289 more words