Tag: "errors" at medical news
Long residency hours linked with impaired performance similar to effects of drinking alcohol
...ntional mistakes, and made 22 percent more serious errors
on critical care units while working a traditional...an light call with alcohol, and there were similar errors
and reaction times. "These findings have important clinical implications. Residents must be aware of...
Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does
... percent slower and they committed 40 percent more errors
than when they were on a month of light schedules, On a driving simulator, they had more difficulty maintaining a consistent lane position and a constant speed during the heavy work compared to the lighter work schedule. Speed variability on the dri...
Ways to detect, thwart terrorist acts scrutinized during ACS national meeting
...wn substance and determine if it is dangerous. But errors
can result with unfortunate consequences. Jarrad W...Quantico, Va., will describe a few incidents where errors
in using detectors or misinterpreting results occurred. ( ANYL 442 , Thursday, Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.) ...
LSUHSC innovation in patient safety training to improve surgical outcomes
... die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors
that could have been prevented. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations which has long focused efforts to improve patient safety, joined other organizations such as the American Medical Association in lauding the passage of ...
IEEE-USA advocates protecting personally identifiable health information, development of NHIN
...ization also stated that NHIN could reduce medical errors
resulting from insufficient information regarding a patient's history, prescribed medications and current condition; provide fast access to health data in an emergency situation; and curb rising healthcare costs by eliminating much of the paper-based...
Malpractice litigation wrongly blamed for inconsistent health care
...ilable care for most maladies and that health-care errors
are the eighth leading cause of death, ranking ahead of AIDS, motor vehicle accidents and breast cancer," Hyman and Silver wrote. For example, hospital-acquired infections are so common that one estimate indicates that proper hand washing by health-c...
New proton therapy, breast CT clinical trials, radiation-resistant tumors
... such as new procedures designed to reduce medical errors
and ways to improve preparedness for radiological emergencies. Then, four speakers who represent some of the world's top experts in medical physics will present scientific topics that contain some of the most newsworthy results at the meeting: I . B...
Massachusetts second state to consider nurse staffing ratios; experts to appear at public hearing
...re costs continue to skyrocket, preventing medical errors
is at the forefront of two competing bills before the Massachusetts legislature. This week, the legislature is holding a hearing on the charged issue of whether the state should mandate minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Today, the Massach...
Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year
... EHR, the hospital is able to reduce and eliminate errors
in medication orders, dispensing, administration, and charging processes, and improve care coordination with timely access to medication orders and administration records. The EHR also integrates medical records throughout the organization and provi...
USP Pharmacists Pharmacopeia
...nformation and resources to help reduce medication errors
and enhance patient safety, Legal statutes and regulatory information; and, Other reference information relevant to pharmacy practice. "The USP Pharmacists' Pharmacopeia will provide compounding pharmacists with a needed and useful reference desi...
Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner
...ee highly imperfect existing disciplines, with the errors
multiplying at every stage," Narayanan explained. These include: Text translation. Taking a written text in one language, and translating it into another. Machine translation systems developed by researchers Kevin Knight and Daniel Marcu at the ...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
... normal levels of radiation? What are the biggest errors
in reading image scans and how can they be fixed? ...sions. But there are still plenty of chances for errors
in interpretation. Sometimes a radiologist will make a mistake; they might miss lesions (false nega...
Conflicts pitting doctors vs. patients / kin is #1 issue in medical ethics, Canadian experts say
..., a patient having the wrong surgery performed, or errors
impacting a larger group, as when a hospital fails to properly sterilize surgical equipment. 6) Palliative treatment for the terminally ill The concern of doctors over appropriate dosages of pain medication when it could potentially hasten death c...
Pitt receives $9 million to develop research tools that may aid drug discovery
...g the most promising to better target the specific errors
that occur on the smallest of scales yet have profound effects on the development of disease. Mark D. Rintoul, Ph.D., manager of computational biology at Sandia National Laboratories, will direct the informatics core. An NIH steering committee for ...
Can't serve an ace? Could be muscle fatigue
... brain must activate them harder and this leads to errors
about where the different body parts are located." Professor Proske said the research could also offer insight into the symptoms of some motor system diseases such as Parkinson's disease. The abnormal movements were likely to relate, in part, to a di...
Errors in intensive care units: medical staff report fewer unintended events than observers
... was shown that ICU staff reported only 61% of the errors
that were detected by an external observer. These differences may represent a patient safety problem in intensive care units, and if so the size of this problem would be unknown. In order to compare the rates at which unintended events were reported...
Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital
...medications (seven percent). The researchers found errors
occurred at the following stages of care, 61 percent ordering, 25 percent monitoring, 13 percent administration, one percent dispensing and 0 percent transcription. The authors note that the computer system was successful in eliminating problems read...
NIST method improves timing in oscilloscopes
A new method for correcting common timing errors
in high-speed oscilloscopes has been developed by ... patterns, and they also can exhibit random timing errors
called jitter. These errors
may lead, for example, to false detection of failure in a communications...
Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error
...mputerized physician prescribing decreased medical errors
by 80%. Including pharmacist with medical team reduced preventable adverse drug events by 78% Standardizing medication practices reduced adverse drug events by 60% Team training in labor delivery reduced adverse outcomes in preterm deliveries by 5...
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...ulture of safety' requires rapid identification of errors
and root causes and the successful implementation of improvement strategies, which can only be achieved with strong leadership, critical thinking, and commitment to excellence. For patients, it's important to know which hospitals meet this standard, ...
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