Ross Perot. Misdiagnosis. “Michi-gone.” Tonsils. RN Driving Quiz.
WOW—take us back to the Ross Perot days! Damn that’s funny. Dana Carvey and the late Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live.
Asserts Casey, “and Shayne that’s all I’m going to say about PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES! You can say more, but my lips are sealed!”
You have to wonder if Casey can really seal her lips about anything, let alone the debates. Tune in to find out.
We’ve got a visit with Deb Nault, RN, MS. Deb has more than 35 years of experience in women’s health care, including working as a certified nurse midwife in Michigan hospitals and as an adjunct faculty member at Michigan State University’s College of Nursing. She is currently director of nursing practice at the Michigan Nurses Association, the largest union for registered nurses in Michigan.
As is the case across the country—the stakes are high in Michigan this election cycle. Due to current Governor Rick Snyder’s slash and burn measures, working people in the state are standing up in support of Prop 2, an initiative that guarantees public and private workers the right to form unions and bargain collectively. Governor Snyder, like his conservative counterpart, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, continues to cut spending on the backs of the working middle class. That’s why the mighty Michigan Nurses Association has come out in support of Prop 2. For more information visit minurses.org.
What goes through your mind when you hear the word misdiagnosis? Nostalgia about when you won the Miss Iowa contest? Burt Parks? No?
Despite extensive new technologies, millions of patients worldwide are being treated for the wrong conditions. No laughing matter. Misdiagnoses mean needless suffering and hundreds of millions of dollars wasted each year. Enter Evan Falchuk, an attorney and Vice Chairman of Best Doctors, a company dedicated to achieving direct and immediate improvements in the quality and cost of healthcare.
The American Journal of Medicine reported that at least 15% of all medical cases in developed countries are misdiagnosed. Twenty-eight percent of diagnostic errors come from cognitive error, while 46% result from both cognitive and system-related factors. A study of 100 autopsies found 26 of 100 patients who died in the hospital had been misdiagnosed. Evan will share five steps patients can take to prevent a misdiagnosis. Everyone you know needs to know what they are.
And just for fun, we share a little something from our friends at Scrubs Magazine. How can you tell your driver is a nurse? Hold on! That’s part of it!
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