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Preventing Communication Failures

Assume nothing. Honestly.

That can be challenging when you’re a patient or a family member, and you just want to trust the system to get you the care you or your loved one needs. 744 more words

Medical errors hit home for Bill Clinton

Sometimes, not even money and connections are good enough.

The “favorite cousin” of former President Bill Clinton died as the result of a misdiagnosis. A wealthy close friend of his never got a definitive diagnosis for a fatal infection, Clinton said over the weekend. 138 more words


How to survive a hospital visit

A couple of weeks ago, I ran across a class on how to survive a hospital visit being held by OLLI at Granite State College so I decided to attend and see what it was all about. 466 more words


Recognize the Wins

My last two months of training were awesome! I was at the VA hospital in Denver learning how to care for patients who require care in a hospital. 669 more words


Dear WaPo: I’ve got some ‘fringe’ For You Right Here Dec 14

Source: JonRappoport.wordpress.com

It’s a terrible thing. Really. The pure and sanctified blood of mainstream news is now infected. Where is the protective vaccine? Quick, call the CDC. 746 more words

Alternative Media

Top News: #PatientSafety

Here are the top read news for #patientsafety:

Years Ago, We Decided That Young Doctors Need More Sleep. The Plan Might Have Backfired:

For most of modern medical history, the process of training to be a doctor could have been mistaken for some diabolical experiment in sleep deprivation. 390 more words

Infusion Nursing

Deadly and hidden mistakes: Hospital error reports often elude the public


Details of conditions inside Mission Hospital of Mission Viejo – which temporarily closed its 14 operating rooms last fall because of a small outbreak of infections associated with orthopedic surgeries – were hidden by the federal government for six months.