JAMA Performance Improvement: Do No Harm—Taking complications head on to improve the quality of medical care
By The JAMA Network
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From the JAMA Network, this is JAMA Performance Improvement: Do No Harm, the podcast about performance improvement and medicine that aims to elevate the quality of care, one patient at a time, with host Ed Livingston, MD.
||CleanEMRs Gone Bad: How Order Sets Can Result in Medication Errors||One promise of electronic medical records (EMRs) was to reduce medication errors. That may not have occurred since one type of error, illegible orders, has been replaced by another: Order sets may incorrectly match a patient and necessary treatments....||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Not-So-Good Idea of Sedating Patients Who Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea||One-third of the US population is obese. Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is very common, and patients with sleep apnea are at risk of major complications from sedation. This JAMA Performance Improvement...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to Do When There Is an Overdose of Insulin||It is very easy to confuse drug concentrations and vials containing different amounts of drugs in the hospital setting. It is not uncommon to have dosing errors occur. In this podcast, we discuss how to manage an overdose of insulin and also how to...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAvoiding Wrong-Site Surgery||There are about 500 wrong-site surgeries performed in the United States every year. Simple maneuvers can minimize the risk for these occurring. This JAMA Performance Improvement podcast reviews a case of wrong-site surgery and discusses potential ways..||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMedication Errors in Hospitals–-It’s Everyone’s Fault||A patient was admitted to the hospital and got three times their normal dose of phenytoin resulting in phenytoin toxicity and a long hospital stay. Analysis of the error revealed problems with hospital organization, supervision issues and having an...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetained Foreign Body From a Sheared Off Lumbar Drain||A resident is asked to remove a drain that was placed in the lumbar space during an operation. Having never seen this sort of drain before not having removed one, the resident proceeded to remove the catheter. Several days later, the patient...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Patients With a Latex Allergy||Latex allergy is common and usually benign but at times can be life-threatening. What can clinicians do to minimize the risk of serious complications attributable to latex allergy? We interview Cynthia Barnard, PhD, MBA, MSJS, and Erin Slade-Smith,...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnsuring Staff Safety Against Violent Patients||Violence against health care workers is increasing. With fewer mental health services available, health care workers have disproportionate exposure to potentially dangerous patients. This article reviews the experience of one nurse who was severely...||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerforming the Wrong Procedure||What to do when the wrong procedure is performed? In this first installment of JAMA Performance Improvement: Do No Harm we explore the options for dealing with this very difficult problem with Tami Minnier, RN, MSN, Paul Phrampus, MD, Linda Waddell,...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the only podcast that I enthusiastically wait for the next episode. Every health care professional should be familiar with the situations that they discuss and the best way to approach and manage them. I am a pre-med student working as a medical assistant and this podcast helped me personally to be more cautious and aware of my workplace ethical concerns. Thanks for all your valuable work.
I took their advice on
being exposed to dishonest superior physicians and got counseling. I think it's helping.
Engaging and interesting presentation
I really enjoyed the first episode of this podcast, so much so that I just subscribed. Ed is a terrific host and moderator. In fact, all of the recent JAMA podcasts have been interesting, informative and fun to listen to during my commute. Looking forward to the next episode.