Category Archives for "Patient Safety"

Oct 28

Pennsylvania Hospital Uses Infected Instrument for Cardiac Procedures, Spreads Deadly Infection Among Patients

By Joe Messa

A heater-cooler device used to control the temperature of patient’s blood during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures at WellSpan York Hospital might be to blame in the death of four patients and the infection of at least four others. The device in question is manufactured by Sorin Group, (now LivaNova) a medical devices manufacturer based in Italy. […]

Continue reading
Jul 17

Avoiding Medical Malpractice: 4 Steps to Becoming a Safer Patient

By Eric Weitz

Two-hundred and seventy fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, and friends will die today as a result of medical malpractice and preventable medical errors. The same was true yesterday and will repeat itself tomorrow. As hospitals, physicians, and nurses continue to navigate the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”); patient safety remains […]

Continue reading