Friday, December 9, 2011

Improper Procedures

Did you know that because of improper procedures pertaining to inserting catheters and IVs, it's estimated that 80,000 people annually develop bloodstream infections? And of those patients, 30,000 die?

Here's what should be done:
-Hospital doctors and nurses need to wash their hands
-A sterile hat, mask, and gloves should be worn
-The patient should wear a sterile gown, and a sterile dressing shold be over the catheter site.

(Statistics are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)


At Snyder & Wenner we strive to keep the community safe when hospital care is involved. We have become patient safety advocates by representing patients who have been harmed from hospital error. If you know someone who has been seriously harmed from a hospital error please feel free to contact us. The Snyder & Wenner website can be accessed by clicking the "Patient Safety Advocates" tab above.

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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