Tag: "errors" at medical news
Studies examine physician disclosure of medical errors
Disclosing medical errors
made by physicians is extremely important yet ofte... fault, but a system-based problem. Yet disclosing errors
can be a very individual issue because sometimes only one person knows about it and, as a result, di...
Health-care workers' SARS protective clothing systems
...orkers to don and remove without making procedural errors
an important consideration, as workers must change after performing specific procedures on patients. The studied protective gear is recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the US Centre for Disease Control and Preventi...
Defining the limits of computerized physician order entry systems
...dication ordering error. It eliminates handwriting errors
and instantly sends orders to the pharmacist. Unfo...ems) is designed to warn physicians about possible errors
and/or provide useful guidelines to prescribing, including reminders about needed laboratory tests w...
IOM Advisory: Preventing Medication Errors News Conference on July 20
A 1999 report on medical errors
by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies identified medication errors
as one of the most common types of these mishaps. In any given week, more than four out of five Ame...
One drink can make you blind drunk
...is is the first instance to show that these visual errors
become even more likely under the influence of alcohol. The experiment involved giving subjects 10 minutes to consume beverages which, unbeknownst to them either contained alcohol or did not. The subjects then watched 25 seconds of a video clip sh...
Tracking computer-based error reports improves patient safety, Hopkins study finds
...ians and other hospital staff to report medication errors
and log them into a computer database can help imp...reporters were capturing the essence of the actual errors
that occurred," says author Marlene Miller, M.D., M.Sc., director of quality and safety initiatives ...
Pharmacists go beyond the counter to help hospitalized patients
...npatients and health care teams reduces medication errors
and problems, according to a University of Iowa and Department of Veterans Affairs review of previously published studies. The change in pharmacists' roles also has helped patients understand and follow their drug regimes. Previously, pharmacists did...
Electronic medical record boosts quality, efficiency
...ment to overcome. Furthermore, research on medical errors
has not consistently shown that the EMR decreases errors. Still, EMRs offer several potential advantages for interventional cardiology: System-wide computerization means that medical records are available whenever the physician needs them; EMRs conta...
Human Factors research highlights ways to improve patient safety
...l interventions, and useful findings to ameliorate errors
in health care....The most significant factor in m...sections of drug names on labels may lead to fewer errors
in dispensing drugs that have similar-looking names. Filik et al. found that using tall man letters ...
Online calculator and chemotherapy order systems reduce medication errors in children
...ore likely than adults to be victims of medication errors
because both ordering and dosing are more complex ...eight and weight, and miscalculations and rounding errors
could cause life-threatening harm. Dosing errors
also cause more ill effects in children because sti...
Concurrent PET/CT for radiation therapy planning shows promise over separate PET and CT
...radiation therapy treatment planning by decreasing errors
caused by organ motion, says a new study by resear...atient in the same position, we reduce the risk of errors
due to motion," said Dr. Wahab. "The better we can see the tumor, the better we can treat it. Using...
Study reports newborn screening tests can save both lives and money
...h across the U.S. Severe disorders, mostly inborn errors
of metabolism, are detected in about 3,000 babies. The most commonly encountered disorder is hypothyroidism. The best known is phenylketonuria (PKU), the first of these disorders to be subjected to widespread screening. This was the first cost-eff...
Verbal medical order errors reduced to zero, according to new Cincinnati Children's study
...e that it cost nothing to implement -- has reduced errors
to zero, according to a new Cincinnati Children's ...ered it into the computer, we reduced verbal order errors
from 9.1 percent to zero," says Michael Vossmeyer, M.D., a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children's and...
Clinical decision support tool improves doctors' diagnostic skills in just one minute
...nical decision support system, prevents diagnostic errors
and improves the quality of treatment decisions ma...onsulting Isabel. The number of errors, especially errors
of omission, where the participants forgot to consider important diagnoses, was recorded. Consulting...
Oops! Researchers publish new findings on the brain's response to costly mistakes
...characterized by an untoward anxiety or fear about errors
or failures in certain aspects of everyday life, w...hat responded in our OCD study on regular, no-cost errors
also responded in healthy individuals when we made the error count more." The new research confirms ...
No evidence that referral management centres can deliver
...s." Over-managing the referral process introduces errors
and inefficiencies, adds Professor James Owen Drife. "Those who should object are the patients, who will not receive high quality care if they are assessed as units of disease rather than treated as people, he concludes."...
PENN surgeons offer transfusion-free heart surgery to all
... your blood never leaves your body making clerical errors
virtually impossible and making sure that every blood cell is working at full capacity at all times. WHY PATIENTS ARE CHOOSING THIS OPTION Irv Shapiro didn't let anything slow him down, until his heart valve needed surgery last month. The 60-year-o...
Cardiac examination skills appear similar among medical students, resident and faculty physicians
... in decline, with one recent study finding serious errors
in two-thirds of patients examined. New, high-tech devices, including multimedia CD-ROMs, electronic heart sound simulators and mannequins have been developed to aid in teaching, but none of these can replace contact with and repeated practice on pa...
Newspaper coverage of neurologic conditions incorrect 20 percent of the time, study shows
...les about common neurologic conditions had medical errors
or exaggerations, according to a study partnering ...w that 20 percent of analyzed articles had medical errors
or exaggerations. Overstating treatment effectiveness was the most common exaggeration. Researchers ...
Hospitalized patients with schizophrenia more likely to have medical and surgical complications
...ms with other medications, Daumit noted. Such drug errors
can cause over sedation, which in turn could cause respiratory problems, such as pneumonia, she said. "Further research is needed to evaluate the extent to which having schizophrenia increases the risk for complications and death, and whether they ar...
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