Monthly Archives: April 2011

How Patients Can Avoid Medication Errors – part 2

Mistakes in medication cause over 100,000 deaths a year. Not only do people die, but also as a direct result of medication errors, close to 1.5 million worldwide fall sick. Why does this happen? Avoidable errors are not prevented in … Continue reading

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How Patients Can Avoid Medication Errors – part 1

Mistakes in medication cause over 100,000 deaths a year. Not only do people die, but also as a direct result of medication errors, close to 1.5 million worldwide fall sick. Why does this happen? Avoidable errors are not prevented in … Continue reading

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PCA Morphine pump error

The nurse almost killed my mother I had just graduated nursing school. Now before that I was an EKG tech, monitor tech and worked in the emergency department as a ward clerk ALL before school so I had a very … Continue reading

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Plavix error

I had a lovely elderly patient who was on Plavix for his coronary stent. His doctor told him NEVER to stop taking the Plavix or his stent would block with clot. Well, he was admitted to my ICU for pneumonia … Continue reading

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Morphine overdose

My daughter would have stopped breathing on the pediatrics floor of a major medical center in Gainesville, Fl if I was not right there after neurosurgery when the RN on night shift refused to believe that the pulse oximeter/heart rate … Continue reading

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