Latest Medical error Stories

2013-04-14 23:00:14

Captain Stephen Harden, Chairman and CEO of LifeWings Partners LLC, former TOPGUN fighter pilot and airline captain, and featured speaker at the Surgical Information Systems National Conference, will share how aviation uses technology to avoid fatal mistakes. (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 Preventable medical errors account for more deaths each year than breast cancer, automobile accidents, or drownings.Estimates are that 100,000 patients in the U.S. die each year from medical mistakes. The...

2013-04-12 23:02:42

Educational program for health professionals to focus on care transitions and mitigating patient safety risks. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Getting out of the hospital sounds like a good thing, but in fact, it´s actually a vulnerable time for many patients. Breakdowns in communication between inpatient and ambulatory health care providers or facilities are more likely to occur during these transitions in care, potentially resulting in medical errors, safety lapses, or lack of...

2013-04-12 23:01:03

Captain Steve Montague, Vice President of LifeWings Partners LLC, will be a featured speaker at the 2013 Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Summit. Captain Montague's presentation will focus on the importance of organizational culture in providing safe, quality patient care to decrease medical errors in our healthcare system across the nation. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Captain Steve Montague, Vice President of LifeWings Partners LLC, will be a featured speaker at...

2013-03-27 23:00:25

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety will be partnering with the Tennessee based LifeWings patient safety training company to improve patient safety standards across the state. The aim of this project will be to advance the adoption of TeamSTEPPS, a patient safety program built on the best practices from aviation to improve the reliability, safety and quality of care and save lives in Tennessee hospitals. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 The...

Patient Care Risks On The Rise Due To Regulations To Reduce Intern Work Hours
2013-03-27 07:26:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online National regulations put in place in 2011 to reduce the number of continuous-duty hours that first-year resident physicians were required to maintain has been more troublesome than beneficial. The norm for 30-hour shifts was reduced to 16 hours in order to protect patients from overworked and sleep-deprived doctors-in-training. However, new joint findings from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of Michigan reveal...

2013-03-17 23:00:15

Colonel Korky von Kessel, former military fighter pilot and Senior V.P. of LifeWings, will speak at the MEDNAX Medical Directors Meeting in April to discuss patient safety and creating a just culture. Participants will learn how other healthcare organizations followed the LifeWings aviation-based safety methodologies to change their culture and created high performance workplaces that provided exceptional care for their patients. Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 17, 2013 Colonel Korky...

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