patient safety

  

What is sepsis and why is it so dangerous?

Sepsis requires prompt diagnosis and treatment

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Are outpatient ambulatory surgery centers are as safe as hospitals?

Learn the questions that you should ask before deciding where you will have your surgery

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It endangers patients when nurses don't tell doctors about abnormal findings

It's up to doctors to diagnose and treat patients, but they can't do their job when nurses hold back important clinical information

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Surgical positioning injuries and medical malpractice

Poor padding, protection, and positioning can cause permanent nerve injuries

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Chronic wound and bedsore prevention, treatment, and medical malpractice

Around 4.5 million Americans have chronic wounds

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Neurapraxia misdiagnosis and medical malpractice after surgery

If your surgeon says you have neurapraxia after an operation, ask these questions

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Melanoma symptoms, misdiagnosis, and medical malpractice

In 2018, nearly 180,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer

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Joint Commission: 72% of hospitals surveyed in 2017 did not meet disinfection and sterilization standards

Contaminated medical equipment can cause infections and outbreaks

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Child dies from hematoma, spinal cord compression after spinal tap

Doctors and nurses discounted patient's complaint of severe back pain until it was too late

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Plastic surgeon uses over-sized breast implant, causes permanent nerve injury

Plastic and cosmetic surgeons must consider breast width and other factors before proceeding with breast augmentation surgery

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