Friday, January 29, 2010

Award Winning Author and Patient Advocate Releases "The Patient Safety Checklist" to Prevent Medical Errors in Hospitals

Surgical safety checklists have been shown to be very effective in significantly reducing fatal medical errors when used by surgeons and members of the surgical team. (See Harvard study.) Martine Ehrenclou, author of the multiple award winning book, Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive, has created "The Patient Safety Checklist" for patients and their advocates to further close the gap on preventing medical errors in hospitals.

Ehrenclou created "The Patient Safety Checklist" for hospitalized patients and their family members to work together with the medical professionals in increasing the likelihood that a hospitalized patient will not fall victim to deadly medical errors. "A collaborative effort is needed," states Ehrenclou. "With the pressure physicians and nurses are currently under, patients and their family members must get involved in the hospitalized patient's medical care."

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