Tags » Medical Errors

How did I bounce back? The 8 components of resilience

I was asked by our psychiatry department to give a talk on recovering from the loss of my leg. I tried to decline several times, but they kept insisting that I give a talk. 232 more words

Life Changing

Tragic Triage: Five Days at Memorial Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Five Days at Memorial:  Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Sheri Fink

Crown Publishers.  2013.  559 pgs including detailed footnotes and index.

Other books I’ve read by Fink:  none.  1,088 more words

Book Reviews

4 Lessons Learned from the Death of Joan Rivers

By Kenneth P. Rothfield, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Saint Agnes Hospital (Baltimore, MD), Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety), and Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) 878 more words

Patient Safety

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy on Friday, and let me start out by saying that the results were basically fine. I have mixed feelings about writing on this topic, this being a garden blog and all (annuals, biennials, colonoscopies … wait, something doesn’t fit here). 558 more words


The View From Bed 3 - Part 3

These documents will form the first line of defence against the staggering degree of incompetence I experience on a regular basis in hospital. I consider this necessary because, if you extrapolate what happens to me across the entire patient base, people must be dying as a result, and I’d rather not be among them. 1,389 more words

View From Bed 3

MEDICAL ERRORS may cause 400,000 deaths annually in US

Fifteen years ago, the famous To Err Is Human report issued by the Institute of Medicine estimated that the number of patients who die from medical errors is about 98,000 each year.  274 more words

Posted By Kim Garber

The View From Bed 3…

Apologies in advance if some of this is a bit rambling – whenever I’m in hospital my brain turns to mush. That’s not Bed 3 above, of course, that’s my Clockwork Bed at home which, in terms of essential adjustability is vastly better than Bed 3. 2,056 more words

View From Bed 3