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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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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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Adverse events in hospitals may be 10 times greater than previously measured: part 1

A study released in early April 2011 compared three methods of detecting adverse events in hospitals. The first is voluntary reporting. This method depends on healthcare workers coming forward and admitting that an error has occurred. At a minimum, they … 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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