Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cardiac monitors – wrong patient name

There is a new alert from the patient safety organization, ECRI. They advise healthcare professionals to be alert to the risks of improperly identified cardiac monitors. Here is what happens. A patient in an intensive care unit or a telemetry … Continue reading

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Medical errors

Elizabeth Bewley is one of Avoid Medical Errors Magazine’s authors. A former executive of a Fortune 50 healthcare company, Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for patient safety. See one of her videos here. See more at www.killercure.net What are these?

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Dogs + Drivers = Distraction + Death

Are you and your dog going on your last ride? Your dog can go flying into the dashboard or windshield if you are in a car accident. This very real risk led an insurance company in New Jersey to announce … Continue reading

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Killer Bath Salts: New Drugs of Abuse

Designer drugs that look like innocent bath salts or plant food are coming off the shelves of stores in New Jersey, Florida, and Louisiana. These highly dangerous drugs have fake labels. Law officers have received dozens of reports of people … Continue reading

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How to take charge of your healthcare

Hi, I am Kathleen Aston with Kathleen Aston International. At Kathleen Aston International we really work with individuals to help them bolster their confidence, their self esteem and courage so that they can take better care of themselves and their … Continue reading

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