Monthly Archives: November 2010

Salmonella, anyone?

Salmonella is a bacteria that infects people, animals and birds. It creates a form of food poisoning marked by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration, blood infection and electrolyte imbalances can be fatal. The disease can be transmitted by raw eggs … Continue reading

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Aging Motorcycle Riders

A new study shows that motorcycle owners in the United States are getting older. The researchers looked at injured motorcyclists aged 17 to 89 years in the National Trauma Databank invovled in crashes from 1996 to 2005. Age trends and … Continue reading

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Emergency Department Mistakes

Most of the mistakes in the emergency department (ED) that have the potential to compromise patient safety are caused by human error, according to a study published online in BMC Emergency Medicine. “[EDs] are challenging hospital settings with regard to … Continue reading

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Technology improves patient safety

A recent issue of Healthcare Informatics provides hope that technological advances can improve patient safety. One of the most significant barriers to care delivery is communication. Nurses, says Turisco, are often placed in the middle of the communication loop, where … Continue reading

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Our Mission

Have you ever Feared that you or a loved one could be hurt by medical errors? Wanted to know how you could be empowered to keep safe in the healthcare system? Wondered how you could be an advocate for a … Continue reading

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