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2012-09-27 10:40:10

When nurses feel safe admitting to their supervisors that they've made a mistake regarding a patient, they are more likely to report the error, which ultimately leads to a stronger commitment to safe practices and a reduction in the error rate, according to an international team of researchers. In addition, when nurse leaders' safety actions mirror their spoken words, unit nurses do not feel caught between adhering to safety protocols and speaking up about mistakes against protocols....

2012-09-22 23:01:43

Seattle attorney Chris Davis explains the growing epidemic of patient falls during hospital visits Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 According to data from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), as many as 20 percent of all hospital patients in the United States fall at least once during their stay. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) considers these falls to be preventable. The financial burden associated with patient falls is approximately $20.2 billion...

2012-09-11 14:21:55

Serious gaming can be used to enhance surgical skills, but games developed or used to train medical professionals need to be validated before they are integrated into teaching methods, according to a paper in the October issue of the surgical journal BJS. Researchers from The Netherlands reviewed 25 research studies covering 30 serious games published between 1995 and 2012. "Many medical professionals may still have a rather out-dated view of the average gamer as being someone who is...

2012-08-29 23:01:14

Each year approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death; thousands more are seriously injured as well. This according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2000. Dr. Bruce Fagel recently discussed alarming information about hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Dr. Bruce Fagel whom will be speaking at the Consumer Attorneys...

2012-08-20 23:04:04

d'Oliveira & Associates talks about the effort to help maximize efficiency in the medical malpractice system, the state of Massachusetts has officially passed a new law regarding the handling of malpractice cases. The new legislation changes a few critical pieces involved in the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 The primary change in the law is that doctors are now required to disclose their medical errors/mistakes. With that being said, the...

2012-08-08 23:02:21

The partnership increases Amerinet customer access to excellent learning opportunities St. Louis, MO. (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, announces its strategic education partner, Inquisit, has joined with The Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to bring Amerinet customers crucial information that can help save patient lives. ISMP is the nation´s only nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated entirely to medication...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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