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Medical errors: Negligence leads to patient mix-up
 

Medical errors: Negligence leads to patient mix-up

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Medical errors are dangerous, and may also result in the death of patients. While some errors stem from honest mistakes, oftentimes they are a result of negligence by healthcare professionals to comply with procedural guidelines.
 
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27 Dec 2016 - General
 
This is not a surprising scenario as medical errors has been increasing over time. One of the reasons would be failure of counter checking and passing by the standard/correct way of readjng orders, carrying out orders and most especially identifying ...
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In order to avoid negligence, cross checking can be done by different healthcare professionals to ensure that no mistakes are made. They can double-check with each other about proposed treatment or drug prescriptions, and if deemed inappropriate chan...
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Patient mix-ups can lead to a number of severe consequences, for example of giving the wrong blood product to incorrect patient. It is a medical negligence that can leads to significant morbidity and mortality of patients. I believe that all of the ...
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In order to avoid patient mix-ups, healthcare workers should use standard patient identifiers. As far as I know, the Joint Commission International recommends to use at least two identifiers. In my workplace, we usually confirm this by asking the pat...
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I have known some cases in our hospital that a certain medication was given to a wrong patient. Like what Kathleen Peralta said, checking the identity of the patient is often missed out. Th...
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"Identifying a patient with their full name and date of birth" -- a very basic step and yet some of us tend to skip this process thinking that someone already did that check or simply because we have forgotten to do it. Recently, I heard ab...
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Medical negligence can be serious crime and the scope of such mistakes doesn't apply for doctors and other healthcare staff. Any mistake in the healthcare sector can affect a life and cases like that mentioned in the article may even lead to the ...
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Madhubabu kaaja negligence is quite common. I remember one incident where I was requesting for both chest and hip radiograph. The procedures to be done were ticked and encircled so it cannot...
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Medical errors- A never expected errors but can happen as we are humans. Some times a serious events has rises due to medical errors. At least 14 cases of medical errors have occurred at health facilities in Massachusetts since 2011, of which at leas...
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