Monthly Archives: May 2012

Medical Errors Conference next month

We’ve received notice of a conference next month in Ontario. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions wants to let you know about an upcoming conference being held on June 4th, 2012 in Toronto, ON. The conference will feature the contributors … Continue reading

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Sterilization performed without consent

A thirty-two year-old mother delivered her third child by cesarean section. After the delivery, her obstetrician tied her tubes. The plaintiff complained the sterilization was done without her knowledge or consent. During a routine prenatal visit the plaintiff claimed that … Continue reading

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Near fatal patient controlled analgesia pump incident

Guest post by Matt Whitman Amanda Abbiehl and I share a similar story. Both of us were on patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps to manage our pain. However, the difference is that, by the grace of God, an observant nurse who … Continue reading

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How to help your loved one in the hospital

Jennifer Wortham offers practical experience you can use to help your loved one in the hospital- and yourself. Learn from this brief videotip.

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Patient Centered Care

What does this term mean and why is it important to you? It means looking at care from the perspective of the patient and determining what needs to shift to keep the patient at the center. Examples of non-patient centered … Continue reading

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