Summary & References (TX)

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Summary

Throughout this course, we have provided significant information to assist clinicians to understand the ongoing history of medical errors and the costs associated with those error. We have provided techniques and processes to eliminate errors in the clinic and hopefully provided enough insight to help each and everyone be comfortable to admit mistakes so that others can learn, new processes can be developed, and those mistakes will not continue to occur. The aviation industry has reported near misses for years to try and gain insight and to avert actual disasters. So let us leave you with this thought from, “The Best Offense is a Good Defense Against Medical Errors”.

“Raise your hand if you treat patients in any way, Keep your hand up if you have ever made an error/mistake in taking care of a patient, If you put your hand down, I bet you are lying, We have all made mistakes, let’s hope they were near misses.”

 


 

References

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Animal Legal Defense Fund Amicus Briefs on Behalf of Pet Owners. (2013, October 26). California Court of Appeals Says Pets are More Than Inanimate Property. Message posted to http://aldf.org/blog/shifting-california-law-toward-a-recognition-that-injured-animals-are-not-replaceable-forms-of-property/

Associated Press (2014). Americans spent a record $56 billion on pets last year. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-spent-a-record-56-billion-on-pets-last-year/

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