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Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH; November 2008
A woman with diabetes is admitted to a teaching hospital in July. An intern, who received training at a hospital where only paper orders were used, mistakenly chose the wrong form for the insulin order. As a result, the insulin dose was not adjusted for the patient's NPO (nothing by mouth) status, and she became unresponsive.
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Medical Education and Patient Safety, February 2010
Thomas J. Nasca, MD, is the executive director and chief executive officer of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Prior to joining the ACGME in 2007, Dr. Nasca, a nephrologist, was dean of Jefferson Medical College and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Thomas Jefferson University. We asked him to speak with us about the role of the ACGME in patient safety.
Journal Article > Study
A reduced duty hours model for senior internal medicine residents: a qualitative analysis of residents' experiences and perceptions.
Mathew R, Gundy S, Ulic D, Haider S, Wasi P. Acad Med. 2016;91:1284-1292.
Although duty hour restrictions were enacted to improve patient safety, evidence regarding their impact has been mixed. This focus group study examined resident perceptions of quality of life and patient safety before and after implementation of a reduced duty hours model. Participants reported less fatigue but also expressed concern about the greater number of handoffs, echoing the ongoing duty-hours debate discussed in a recent PSNet perspective.