Recent research suggests that nurses may be more likely to make medication errors around the time they receive phone calls. Christopher P. Bonafide and colleagues recently published a study (1) in JAMA Pediatrics, focused on mobile telephone interruptions in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). This study included 257 nurses and 3308 patients, and considered…
Preventable medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.
Too much anesthesia and failure to monitor mother and baby cause baby to be born under covers without mother or medical staff noticing; baby suffers brain damage and passes away a few days after birth.
The number of people treated in U.S.hospitals for problems related to medication errors has grown more than 50% in recent years.