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Risk factors for patient harm in emergency rooms

Emergency room care depends largely on the doctors who work in the department. The problem is that they don't always provide the care that the patient needs to avoid suffering more harm. There are several reasons for this, but each of these is manageable if the hospital puts proper protocols in place to keep their patients safe.

Hospital errors can kill innocent patients, even children

Parents who know their children need medical care will take them to the doctor. When the situation isn't something that can wait for an appointment, they visit the emergency room. They expect that their child can get proper care there, but this isn't always the case.

Falls in hospitals are classified as 'never events'

Patients who are in the hospital need to receive care that is tailored to their needs. For some, this involves being placed under fall precautions because it isn't safe for them to get up and move about without help. It is imperative that these individuals have fast responses to calls for help so they don't try to get up without assistance.

Lax cleaning methods in hospitals can harm patients

Patients in a hospital are dependent upon the hospital staff members to do many things for them. One of these is cleaning the room. Unfortunately, when housekeeping staff members don't do their jobs appropriately, the patient can suffer some serious health dangers.

Emergency room negligence must be taken seriously

When people go to the emergency room, it is typically because they think that they have something seriously wrong with them. They expect that emergency room staff will be ready to provide them with adequate medical care. Unfortunately, not all patients get that type of care.

Sepsis can occur in patients with spinal cord injuries

The nature of a spinal cord injury means that medical professionals have to be on the lookout for other conditions when they are caring for a person with this type of injury. One of the particularly problematic issues that might manifest is sepsis. Oftentimes, this occurs in response to an infection, such as a urinary tract infection, that is due to the effects of the damage to the spinal cord.

Considerable damages can stem from hospital negligence

A person who is admitted to the hospital assumes that the people taking care of them know what they are doing. While this is mostly true, it is also possible that there are going to be some issues during their admission. Anyone who is in the hospital needs to be vigilant about watching for hospital negligence. This is a serious issue that can lead to considerable health issues for the victims.

Patient transfers can sometimes lead to falls and injuries

For some nurses, one of the most difficult part of their job is lifting patients. This can be hard, because some patients are unable to move themselves onto the bed or into a chair. Some patients aren't even able to turn in bed. The nurses must then reposition them and help them move.

4 unacceptable things some hospital patients experience

There are many aspects of care that patients can experience at a hospital. One universal tenet is that the hospital must take steps to ensure patient safety. Doing so includes a vast array of steps and procedures. When any of these are omitted, the patients can suffer harm and the hospital could face allegations of negligence.

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