Patient Safety

Patient Safety: Why It’s Important

Patient safety is an important part of our health care system and it helps define quality health care.

Sadly, errors do happen whether it is adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs or medical devices, outright errors during treatment, dosage errors, or misconduct by a medical professional. It is imperative to ensure measures are taken to help reduce the likelihood that errors occur. But who is responsible for it? Is it patients? Society? Physicians, nurses, administrators? Government health agencies?

It’s all of the above.

Fluoroquinolone antibiotic information: What are they and what should they be used for?

Medical devices: How does the approval process work and why devices can be dangerous.

Pharmaceutical drugs: How does the approval process work and what are the concerns from a patient safety perspective?

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs): What are some HAIs and what can be done to protect yourself?

MedWatch: How to report adverse events to the FDA

Rachel’s story: Levaquin disabled me