Doctors miss dangerous low sodium level after treating patient from brain bleed

Patients with a brain hematoma or swelling have an increased risk for developing hyponatremia

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Three tips to protect yourself from potentially deadly pharmacy errors

Lawsuit: Walgreens gives man wrong medication, altering his brain function and causing suicide attempt

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Lawsuit alleges freestanding ER and trainee doctor cause girls’ death of bacterial meningitis

Resident physician diagnoses patient with ear infection, but five hours after discharge it was too late to save her

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Mammogram interpretations botched at Arlington, Texas hospital

Up to 4,000 patients may have gotten the wrong results for their mammograms

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Slow treatment of pleural effusion can be deadly

Extra fluid around the lungs can lead to a serious infection and respiratory distress

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VA hospital nurse mixes up resuscitation order, patient dies

Same nurse had two prior known problems in monitoring at risk-patients

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The danger of medical device misconnections

FDA safety warning cites numerous medical errors causing death, including an epidural line being misconnected to an IV

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Why neurological examinations are important

Some doctors ignore patients and skip neuro exams, and instead choose to focus on computerized lab and radiology results

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What happens when nurses ignore machine alarms and call buttons

A Joint Commission 2017 National Patient Safety Goal requires hospitals to improve staff performance for equipment alarms and other notifications

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What happens when there is a medication error at a hospital

In 2017, the Joint Commission announced a new National Patient Safety Goal to improve hospital medication safety

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