Learn tips to reduce your risk of hospital safety hazards, including medical errors.
Hospitals are where we go to seek care and get better. Yet, our health can worsen with exposure to dangers or if we become the victim of a medical error. No hospital is perfect – dangers exist across the board, although some hospitals are worse than others. It’s good news that all hospitals are making concerted efforts to reduce patient harm, but many hospitals lack effective safety measures. Consequently, hospital patients face dangers from pathogens, infections, medical errors and more.
As with most things in life, knowledge is power. Knowing what to look for and how to minimize the risk of error can help ensure that your or your loved ones’ stay is as safe and comfortable as possible. We can help.
This quick guide offers important advice on how to reduce the risk of hospital based safety concerns – whether you are the patient or a family member.
Our guide outlines 11 problem areas and suggests steps you should take to reduce your risk:
- Patient misidentification
- Exposure to pathogens
- Infection from medical devices
- Unrecognized patient deterioration
- Improper medication administration
- Unnecessary testing
- Lack of follow-up on test results
- Missed bedside alarms
- Transition of care errors
- Patient falls
- Bed sores
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