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17-35 Segment 1: Diagnostic Mistakes


Medical errors are the third largest cause of death in the US, and mistakes in making diagnoses are the most frequent form of error. A noted expert discusses why mistakes happen, and what doctors and patients can do to make them less frequent. 83 more words

Radio Health Journal Podcasts

12 Steps For Medication Safety Prevent Complications and Repeat Hospital Stays

Larry came home from the hospital where he was treated for a lung infection. He spent 3 days in the hospital receiving IV antibiotics and recuperating from pneumonia. 1,271 more words

Family Care

Robin Cook Administers a New Nightmare with 'Charlatans' [REVIEW]

The master and creator of the medical thriller is back with a chilling new novel that once again makes readers take a closer look at anesthesia, hospitals, and the physicians who work there. 1,110 more words


The God in small things

Name the decisive war that Napoleon lost?

Most of us would answer Waterloo. In fact , Waterloo is almost a synonym for final comeuppance. The reality though is a little different. 501 more words


House Seeks To Cap Malpractice Awards As Part Of Health Care Update

Last week, a jury awarded a Pennsylvania man $620,000 for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice lawsuit he filed against a surgeon who mistakenly removed his healthy testicle, leaving the painful, atrophied one intact. 937 more words

Health Industry

Preventing Medical Errors for Florida SLPs

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. 221 more words

CE Requirements