Category Archives: Medical malpractice

How to Get the Best Nutrition in the Hospital

Hello, I am Kathleen Ashton. I am a nurse from Hammonton, New Jersey. And I’d like to tell you about one important area in nursing care and that is nutrition. When a patient is in the hospital,l many times the … Continue reading

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Doctors, Are You Listening to Your Patients? Communication From the Patient’s Perspective Part 4

7. Give me clear instructions. Use language I can understand. Give me my diagnosis; help me understand the treatment plan, and tell me the next steps. If I am receiving drugs known to be at high risk for errors, give … Continue reading

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Protecting Pediatric Patients From Medical Harm

The revised American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, “Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety: Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care,” appearing in the June 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online Monday, May 30), cites several studies including one that found seven … Continue reading

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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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Misprescribing: A Dangerous Trend

In an age where breakthrough drugs are constantly being developed and discovered, popping a pill or two often seems to be the most sensible solution to any malady. Many physicians and nurse practitioners (prescribers) are quick to prescribe multiple pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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