Monthly Archives: June 2011

An eye for an eye-paintball injuries

Are your children or grandchildren running around shooting each other in the face? It sounds bizarre, but paintball enthusiasts do just that. The American Journal of Ophthalmology is warning that the sport can cause severe and “visually devastating” eye injuries, … Continue reading

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Sexual Assaults at VA Hospitals

Changes in patient demographics present unique challenges for VA in providing safe environments for all veterans treated in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. GAO (Government Accountability Office)was asked to examine whether or not sexual assault incidents are fully reported … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Tip from Barbara Levin – 1

Hello, my name is Barbara Levin. I am a registered nurse and I am from Hingham, Massachusetts. I am here today to discuss with you two patient safety tips. I want to encourage you that when you are admitted to … Continue reading

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Handoffs and Lack of Communication

The Joint Commission, which accredits most hospitals in the US and many abroad, consistently identifies communication as the number one cause of medical errors. Healthcare providers are increasingly becoming aware of the opportunities for information to get lost during handoffs. … Continue reading

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What could go wrong? Nursing malpractice examples

These examples represent some of the cases I have seen as a legal nurse consultant: * the hospitalized patient who was alert, oriented, and ambulatory until the nurse administered an inappropriate dose of Morphine, resulting in a serious overdose; * … Continue reading

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