Posts tagged medical error
Death by Medical Error: A Team Approach to Resolution

Thousands of deaths occur each year as a result of medical errors, and a team approach to resolution could prevent many of these mistakes.

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The Beginner's Mind

Healthcare could benefit from more eyes trained specifically at looking for red flags.  Conditions that may trigger high alerts and require mobilization of critical resources.  Developing apprentices of patient safety moves beyond just creation of rapid response teams. It requires a dedication of those on the frontlines of healthcare to evergreen training and learning. This sort of training may require innovative modalities of rapidly deploying experience and knowledge to those on the frontlines.  It may require physicians think a bit differently about the traditional physician to physician apprenticeship model.  It may require us to democratize medical knowledge.

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Augmented Reality and Safe Spaces for Exploring Medical Errors in EMS

The tones drop, you get to the rig, lights and siren scream out. You are on your way to a 5-month-old baby. Dispatcher says its an “unknown medical” call.

You get on scene and are met by frantic family members. You and your partner get into the house and the mother is crying. In between her sobs she’s begging you to save her baby. When you finally get to the child, you see that it is seizing. Then it stops. There is nothing. No movement and no breathing.

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PerSim: Lives Saved by a Thousand Mistakes

As we were about to deliver a PerSim system to Austin Community College the other day, I was reminded of the possibilities of how this company can transform the landscape of healthcare training. 

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