Tag: "errors" at medical news
New quartz references for workplace safety
...asurement system. NIOSH has identified calibration errors
as a significant factor in inconsistent results from different laboratories. To help environmental laboratories perform these demanding calibrations, NIST has developed a series of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) with precisely measured quantit...
...ow, Jan. 5, 2007, is designed to reduce medication errors
in California hospitals and free pharmacists for g...the impact of pharmacists on preventing medication errors
during the time that they would otherwise have been performing non-discretionary tasks. Historicall...
Clinical simulation technology used to improve communication of medical teams
... The Institute of Medicine estimates that medical errors
are the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, and poor communication can be a major source of those errors. In an effort to reduce mistakes, several centers around the country are using clinical simulators to learn how to improve patien...
Two central mysteries in genome inheritance solved at UCSD
... said Desai. Cells avoid such a fate by detecting errors
in attachment to the spindle, breaking down these defective attachments and starting over. But until now, scientists did not understand how cells detected such an error. Sharsti Sandall, a graduate student in the Biomedical Sciences Program at UCS...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- Working on the tough cases
...year in the United States. It starts with genetic errors
in the lymph nodes or other lymphoid tissues (such as the bone marrow, spleen or thymus) and spreads....
Doctors' extended duration work shifts are associated with medical errors and adverse events
...ore than five extended shifts were worked. These errors
apparently translated into adverse patient events; even in the months in which residents worked one extended shift they were seven times more likely to report an adverse patient event compared with months when no extended shift was worked. In additio...
Drivers ignore the risk of mobile phone use
...gers, all of which account for thousands of driver errors
and crashes each year. In fact, one in every five crashes in this study was caused by driver distraction. The most common adverse effects of mobile phone use while driving were taking eyes off the road, slowing down, lack of concentration, fail...
Drug labels are prescriptions for mistakes
...nding, may be inadequate for identifying potential errors
in medication administration. For those interest...ions annually, the incidence of patient medication errors
is likely to rise. The researchers noted some limitations with the study. The association between ...
LSU Health Sciences Center research to improve patient safety
... The Institute of Medicine estimated that medical errors
are the eighth leading cause of death among Americans. Medical simulation involves scenarios in which real-life medical situations are re-created so that health care providers can practice new procedures and techniques before performing them on patie...
Heart failure: Mayo Clinic reveals abnormality in filling of the heart is frequent culprit
...e heart patients -- especially those whose pumping errors
cannot be detected. By newly documenting the prevalence and risk of diastolic dysfunction in heart failure patients who show no signs of systolic dysfunction, results support wider use of Doppler echocardiography to detect diastolic dysfunction and i...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for October 3, 2006, issue
...atory setting found that 59 percent (106) of these errors
were associated with serious harm and 30 percent (...cer, chiefly breast and colorectal cancers. Most errors
occurred at four main "breakdown" points in the diagnostic process: failure to order an appropriate ...
AIDS study challenges conventional treatment guidelines for HIV patients
...he investigators considered the possible effect of errors
in the measurement of the CD4 cell count and the HIV viral load. These results represent a shift in the paradigm that the rate of CD4 cell loss in a given HIV-infected individual can be accurately predicted by his or her viral load. Predicting dis...
Wiley expands partnership with Skyscape
...e at lower costs, while saving time and minimizing errors
and legal challenges. Our user base welcomed Skyscape's introduction of the mobile version of the Cochrane Library from Wiley. Now with this new agreement for InfoPOEMs, Skyscape will offer a very timely resource for trusted evidence-based informatio...
Thirty percent of nurses report both verbal and physical abuse in the last four working weeks
...said that it affected their productively or led to errors
in their work. Ten percent said it was the most distressing aspect of their work, after the 51 percent who cited workload as the biggest problem. "Another key finding of this research was that although verbal and physical spreads across every branc...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
...back-dependent portion of subjects' line-bisection errors
improved with eye patching. We conclude that patching one eye primarily affects the perceptual-attentional component of spatial bias. This preliminary study suggests the need for more data on the effect of monocular patching in larger groups of well-...
Medication errors affect children's leukemia treatment
...little clinical significance, in some patients the errors
may have put the patients at risk either for relap...ted complications. In the United States medical errors
cause up to 98,000 hospital deaths per year more deaths than by motor vehicle accidents and breast ...
Physicians more likely to disclose medical errors that would be apparent to the patient
...es and Canada generally support disclosing medical errors
to patients, they vary widely in when and how they...future errors. However, less than half of harmful errors
may be disclosed to patients, according to background information in the articles. This may diminis...
Digital surgery with touch feedback could improve medical training
...notes, that more people die each year from medical errors
in hospitals than from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS, according to a 2000 report by the Institute of Medicine. De and his colleagues at Rensselaer are seeking to improve surgical training by developing a new type of virtual simula...
Kids need more time than adults give them, study finds
...with eyewitness testimony may not stem from memory errors
alone but may arise due to difficulty in perceiving some critical aspects of a scene in the first place. "We expect children to be adult-like, because of their proficiency on computers or because they display adult-like speech," he says, "so we g...
Infants, as early as six months, do see errors in arithmetic
...basic brain circuitry involved in the detection of errors
is already functional before the end of the first year of life." ...
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