Posts Tagged ‘American Academy of Family Physicians’

Medical Errors: Nurse’s Tips Can Help Prevent Medical Errors

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 20:22 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
This post isn’t being written to frighten you or to cause you to mistrust hospitals.
It’s to make you aware that medical errors do occur, but there are steps that you can take to help prevent medical errors from happening.
First, some vital information
According to a recent investigation by the Hearst Corporation, […]

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How to Avoid Chaos in the Hospital and Get the Care You Need

Thursday, August 6, 2009 19:57 No Comments

A Registered Nurse’s Tips to Stay Safe in a Hospital
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A hospital can be extremely frightening and overwhelming.
Hospitals generally are loud, cold, and sterile mazes of chaos. Unfortunately medical errors happen and it’s estimated that nearly 100,000 people die of medical errors each year.
According to the CDC, “In American hospitals […]

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