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- Culture of Safety 1
- Education and Training
- Error Reporting and Analysis 4
- Human Factors Engineering 1
- Legal and Policy Approaches 1
- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
- Technologic Approaches 1
- Device-related Complications 3
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 1
- Medical Complications 1
- Medication Safety 1
- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications 2
- Surgical Complications 2
Search results for "Education and Training"
FDA Safety Communication: caution when using robotically-assisted surgical devices in women's health including mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; February 28, 2019.
This announcement seeks to raise awareness of the potential risks associated with the use of robotic-assisted surgical devices in mastectomies or cancer-related care. Recommendations for patients who may seek to have robotically assisted surgery include asking about their surgeon's experience with these procedures and discussing benefits, risks, and alternatives regarding available treatment options with their health care provider. Suggestions for health care providers include completing specialized training on procedures they perform. A WebM&M commentary described the challenges and benefits associated with robotic surgery.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
American Society for Radiation Oncology and American Association of Physicists in Medicine.
Reporting of near misses and adverse events can provide a foundation for learning from error. This Web site supports an online portal facilitating incident reporting to enable data and experience analysis that will be used to inform development of guidelines and educational programs to promote safe practice in radiation oncology.
Woodall A. Oakland Tribune. September 27, 2011.
This newspaper article reports how a medical error, which occurred during a nursing strike, resulted in a patient's death.
Journal Article > Study
Schwappach DLB, Wernli M. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:e9.
This survey of chemotherapy patients found that most patients wanted to assume an active role in their own safety, but expressed a desire for more encouragement and assistance from staff.
Bogdanich W. New York Times. January 24, 2010:A1.
First in a series on medical radiation, this news feature and accompanying video investigate patient deaths and injuries following mistakes related to radiation treatment. The journalists discuss the number of radiation therapy errors in New York and reveal that state law does not require public reporting of such mistakes.
Bogdanich W. New York Times. June 20, 2009;National Desk:1.
Flawed safety standards, including a lack of peer review and oversight, led to a series of errors in a cancer unit at a Philadelphia Veterans Affairs hospital.
Cases & Commentaries
- Web M&M
Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD, MPH; February 2004
A physician who does not accept Medicaid turns away a woman needing evaluation for 2 years of profuse vaginal bleeding. She later presents to the ED, where examination reveals invasive cervical cancer.