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The Mayo Clinic recently reported in a new national study that 55 percent of medical professionals experience “doctor burnout.” The study also reports that this 55percent of doctors are more likely to make medical errors. “Doctor burnout” is often characterized by its symptoms of exhaustion, depersonalization and decreased effectiveness. This syndrome affects many individuals working [ Read More ]
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. A professor of surgery at the University’s medical school lead the research team. Read more about their findings here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-united-states/
In a confidential case, a patient suffered extreme burns and cumulative medical costs after a Nurse failed to administer chemotherapy in accordance with hospital policy. The patient entered the hospital that day to receive his dose of chemotherapy. All was going according to policy until the patient complained of a burning sensation at the chemotherapy [ Read More ]
Alarms rule the hospital sound space. At any given time, a nurse in a hospital will be taking in multiple alarm sounds. Each alarm means something, but their importance can vary and no matter how important an alarm may be, the nurses in the hospital must check on them as a patient’s life may hang [ Read More ]
A week long walk out by Kaiser Mental Health workers is under way. More than 2,600 psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and other are striking to demand better access to mental health services for their patients. This strike is not the first time mental health patient treatment has been an issue for Kaiser. Back in 2013, [ Read More ]