Patient safety experts say there are certain things all patients should know when they’re in the hospital. Here are a few.
Few Connecticut hospitals use the insulin injection devices that were misused at Griffin Hospital, prompting officials last week to recommend that 3,149 patients be tested for bloodborne illnesses.
Griffin Hospital officials said Friday that the misuse of insulin pens could have exposed up to 3,149 hospitalized patients to blood-borne diseases during a nearly six-year period.
It was a big deal at John Dempsey Hospital when a housekeeper stopped a doctor from entering a room where a procedure was taking place. The celebration that followed was part of a broader effort to improve patient safety, modeled after strategies used in aviation, nuclear power and other industries where even small mistakes can have dire consequences.