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Patient Safety

Seeking Second Opinions When You Receive a Diagnosis or Require Surgery

A second opinion is defined as a physician other than your regular provider who reviews your medical records and condition to provide a diagnosis. This second opinion may be the same as your regular provider’s, or it may differ. Two physicians in the same area of practice may have two different diagnoses or varying...
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Nurse Convicted of Negligent Homicide After Medication Administration Error at Vanderbilt

A Tennessee nurse was recently on trial for reckless homicide after an error of administering a medication killed a woman. Last week, the criminal case of 38-year-old RaDonda Vaught, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, who injected a patient with a powerful paralytic drug rather than a mild sedative in...
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Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Medical Profession

Medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, health aides, and technicians frequently suffer from extreme work responsibilities. These demands can cause sleep deprivation, physical pain, fatigue, and intense work-related stress from nonstop risks when exposed to illness, trauma, and death. These people are not unlike many others with stress and unreasonable demands who cope with...
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Michigan Medicine’s New COMPASS Peer Support

Michigan Medicine (also known as University of Michigan Health System), is providing a resource that all hospital systems should use to help prevent medical malpractice. Michigan Medicine now offers the COMPASS Peer Support Network The U of M’s Compassionate Peers and Stress Support (COMPASS) Network will be offered to all University faculty, staff, and...
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February 9, 2021

David Mayer MD: “Walking” To Raise Awareness for Patient Safety

If you’re a big baseball fan, you may have dreamed of seeing a ballgame in each of the 30 major league ballparks. Whether you start at Target Field in Minneapolis and end your road trip at Coors Field in the Mile High City, there are plenty of itineraries to accomplish this feat. However, one...
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