Throughout history, resident physicians and those in their first few years of practice are known to work consecutive days under fatigue, stress, and sleep deprivation. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education banned 30-hour work shifts, creating a limit of 16 hours consecutively. They believed the shorter hours would prevent mistakes brought on … Continued
You wash your hands to prevent the spread of bacteria. When exposed to bodily fluids daily, how do doctors and nurses protect contamination within a hospital? A recent study in JAMA conducted a study with medical workers at four hospitals in the Cleveland area. After dressed in protective gown and gloves, a fake bacteria was … Continued
Many people mistakenly believe that healthcare reform is about helping people. Was the GM bailout about helping people? Was Solyndra about helping people? Think about the last thing that Congress did that was about helping people. Most things that Congress does is about helping their supporters, and in this case, the “too big to fail” … Continued
When one entity (government) is the same entity that funds, regulates, and overseas hospitals, there exists a possibility for a conflict of interest, which can lead to needless deaths. Two patients fighting C. difficile die in C.B. | The Chronicle Herald. Two patients fighting C. difficile die in C.B. January 6, 2012 – 9:09pm By … Continued
Hospital borne virus can be very serious. Before selecting a hospital, you should use caution and examine their record. Unfortunately, in a system whcih is subject to a centrally planned budget, this happens more frequently. Second C. difficile death in outbreak at Niagara hospital | CTV News. Second C. difficile death in outbreak at Niagara … Continued
Monday night on MediTalk we had a recap of the Town Hall meeting with Lee Hieb, MD, (Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon as well as President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons). Dr. Hieb expanded on her Town Hall Meeting presentation about how government regulation hurts patients. She brings up an interesting point, that … Continued
Please join us tonight, Monday August 29th, at 8pm ct for a recap with Lee Hieb, MD’s Town Hall presentation on how government over-regulation hurts patients. Dr. Hieb is an Orthopeadic and Spinal Surgeon, as well as the president for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. This will be a particularly interesting MediTalk! Please feel … Continued
New York would not be the first government body to weigh in on health professionals’ attire. The United Kingdom’s Dept. of Health in 2007 published guidelines advising against long-sleeved clothing, fake nails and jewelry. The guidance was slightly revised in 2010.
Dehydration contributes to the death of more than 800 hospital patients every year. Another 300 die malnourished. The latest report – by the Care Quality Commission – found patients frequently complained they were spoken to in a ‘condescending and dismissive’ manner.