Friday, March 27, 2009

Have You Heard the One About a Surgical Checklist?

You may have heard through the media about the use of surgical checklists as one way of making operating rooms safer. IHI (the Institute for Healthcare Improvement) and the WHO (World Health Organization) are working hard on getting US hospitals to test these checklists. Click here for more information.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has brought this to the attention of your doctor, nurse, or hospital administration and received a positive response, we'd like to know about it! Send us a message on Facebook or call us at (617) 232-0090. Get involved in your healthcare -- we'd love to hear from you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Support Services Are So Important

Below is a link to another horrific story surrounding medical error. It is also another example of why support services for patients, families and clinicians are so crucial following these events.


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