Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NHS is 'institutionally ageist'

"Many geriatricians think ageism is rife in NHS, poll suggests
Nearly half blame institutional ageism for poor treatment of older patients"

Aren't we fortunate that Canada is such a caring Country?
So respectful of its citizens whether they be young or old
or any age in between?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Warning issued on mixing blood-pressure drugs

"aging oldtool from Canada writes: Well isn't this a wonderful piece of Friday morning news to come across as I'm downing my combo of high blood pressure drugs knowing the chances of seeing my doctor are nil at least well into next week."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Surgical checklist

"A simple safety check during major operations could prevent millions of people around the world from suffering surgical complications and save the lives of thousands of patients, according to a new study published today."

Why has the Medical "Profession" apparently been so determined not to adapt a time proven procedure that has been perfected by real "professionals" in another public service, AIRCREW, in the military and airline passenger and air freight industry. Maybe, it might be that an error in one profession, normally only harms the recipient of the service, while in the other, both the recipient and the service provider are at risk when errors occur?

Look at this previous observation!

The lessons pilots can teach surgeons
Debrief sessions, like those carried out by pilots, could reduce surgery errors
24 January 2009

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