patient safety

  

Poorly cleaned and sterilized reuseable surgical equipment causes serious infections

Without proper cleaning, tissue or fluid from one patient can remain in surgical equipment when it is used on a subsequent patient

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Lung cancer misdiagnosis and medical malpractice

Tomball, Texas patient's lung cancer went misdiagnosed and untreated for six months

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Medicare/Medicaid cited Houston's Park Plaza Hospital with two violations in 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services send surveyors to accredited hospitals to identify quality of care concerns

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Stroke centers, treatment, and medical malpractice

May is National Stroke Awareness Month: Learn stroke symptoms and how to increase your odds of a good outcome

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Tyler registered nurse arrested, charge with murder of patient

Two things that you can do to have a safer hospital experience

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Pharmacy malpractice: Pharmacist fills prescription at 15 times the prescribed dosage

Learn three things that you can do to improve your prescription drug safety

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New system provides doctors and nurses instant access to hospital records nationwide

Member hospitals can access records from other member hospitals in all 50 states, Washington, DC, and five other nations

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Three factors affecting anesthesia safety and malpractice in the operating room

Medical journal article reports that changing operating room medication labels can prevent mix-ups

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Persistent runny nose caused by undiagnosed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak

Head and face infections pose a risk of spreading to the brain

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DVT and pulmonary embolism diagnosis, treatment, and medical malpractice

Formation of venous blood clots is the top cause of death and disability in hospitalized patients

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