Managing Medical Errors
- The WHO checklist: a global tool to prevent errors in surgery. Panesar, Sukhmeet S.; Cleary, Kevin; Sheikh, Aziz; Donaldson, Liam // Patient Safety in Surgery;2009, Vol. 3, p1
In this article, we welcome the adoption of the WHO surgical checklist to prevent errors in surgical practice. We highlight the scale of the problem and discuss the adoption of this tool in the UK.
- Getting it right. Robeznieks, Andis // Modern Healthcare;8/22/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 34, p18
Reports on the actions taken by Florida state board of medicine to prevent wrong-site surgeries. Number of wrong-site or wrong-patient surgery cases settled by the board from August 2004 to June 2005; Penalty for wrong-site surgery; Common wrong-site surgery intervention that has been promoted...
- Wrong-site, wrong-patient surgeries persist. // Hospital Peer Review;Sep2011 Supplement, Vol. 36, p6
The article focuses on the persisting high-frequency occurrences of wrong-site and wrong-patient procedures which identify root causes such as errors in judgment, errors in communication, and errors in diagnosis.
- Minnesota facilities learn from wrong-site, retained object errors. // OR Manager;Apr2006, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p23
Presents information on preventable adverse events in health care facilities. Details of the second annual report of medical errors released by the state of Minnesota; Number of adverse events involving surgery; Statistics of deaths and disabilities that resulted from surgical errors; Corrective...
- Who takes the blame for medical errors? Paola, Frederick Adolf // Clinical Advisor;Oct2010, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p56
The article focuses on medical errors. It defines medical error as a failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve a goal. It states that around 98,000 of hospitalized patients die each year as a result of medical error, according to the 2000...
- Error Management. Moore, S. Breanndan; Foss, Mary L. // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine;Nov2003, Vol. 127 Issue 11, p1517
Discusses error management in transfusion medicine at a tertiary-care institution. Examples of errors in the transfusion of blood; Detection of errors; Analysis of errors.
- Taking aim at the top 3 patient safety errors in ob/gyn. Stumpf, Paul G. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Jan2007, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p58
The article offers advice on how obstetricians and gynecologists could address the top three most common types of medical errors. To avoid medication errors, do not use abbreviations that can be misinterpreted. Comply to the Universal Protocol instituted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation...
- Reporting surgical errors: Myth or reality? Bhattacharya, Kaushik; Cathrine, A. Neela // Indian Journal of Surgery;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p15
Medical errors have now been listed as an important cause of death, and are manifest in the numerous litigations that occur in the present day. Reporting of errors includes the mildest of complications like increased hospital stay to the most serious like death. A review of literature indicates...
- Reducing errors in the operating room. Cuschieri, A. // Surgical Endoscopy;Aug2005, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p1022
Technical operative errors cause surgical operative morbidity and adversely affect the clinical outcome of patients. Surgical proficiency thus underpins good and safe practice. In this context, standardization of endoscopic surgical operations and their execution are essential for the...