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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...

2013-02-23 23:02:46

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, in partnership with the safety experts from LifeWings, was one of the first hospitals in New York to use a safe surgery checklist. Now, they are one of the first to create a cutting edge training video to ensure every member of their surgical team becomes an expert in the use of the checklist. http://www.saferpatients.com Collierville, Tennessee (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Vassar Brothers Medical Center, in partnership with the safety experts from LifeWings,...

2013-02-19 23:02:00

California medical malpractice attorney Dr. Bruce Fagel discussed a serious issue with medication errors in hospitals and doctors offices. Dr. Fagel recently spoke at the American Heart Association national meeting and PBS "Need to Know" January 25th. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 “Medical malpractice, including medication errors in hospitals, doctor´s offices, and nursing homes has become a serious problem affecting millions of lives,” according to California...


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