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A patient safety tip: keeping track of medical history

Hi, my name is Christina Hawkins and I just want to tell you a little bit about what happened with my daughter and my mother. About 2 years ago my daughter was 1 and she had a pretty bad infection … Continue reading

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How Patients Can Avoid Medication Errors – part 3

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 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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The Sterile Cockpit Rule and Patient Safety

Distractions can kill. The aviation industry’s sterile cockpit rule means that there should be no distractions during critical phases of a flight such as takeoff and landing. A few years back I saw a spectacular example of photo of a … 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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