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Here tis:http://video.pbs.org/video/2288525071""This Needs to Be Surfed, into
Pain&Neuro Patients, Care&Feeding Of, Because it will Grab Peoples Attention, &
shows how much ""Small"" Government affects care, & Damages done. These Injections
just harden the cartilage, & give temporary Relief. They are a Revenue Generator,
for Dr's how are scared by Law Dogs, of Rx'ing Scripts for Real Pain Meds, a
POLiTiCAL Thing. Wrong. Suicides by Chronic Pain Patients are Bad enough Already,
it has Got to STOP."Are there any doctors on this page?"I know there are some,
Kirpal Singh, but it's hard to know for certain with this many group members. Are
you looking for anything in particular?""just wondering what their thoughts are
about the posts on this page. in addition, i'd like to know if what they are doing
to address the issues
on this page within their workplaces, associations and business transactions (from
malpractice insurance to medical device purchases).""Good questions. I monitor
pretty much everything on this page and can tell you that few providers participate
in the conversations, which I think is too bad. On the other hand, this is a great
venue for patients and their loved ones to engage, so that's a good thing. We've
recognized a need to engage with more providers, and have tried doing so via a
different social media platform called Branch. You can see that here:
http://www.propublica.org/article/discussion-the-top-patient-safety-challengesmedical-providers-face.""By the way, for those who have not checked it out, we
launched a Patient Safety section on our propublica.org site that includes some of
the resources and topics from this page, as well as other stories and blog posts.
It's a way to broaden the discussion of these problems beyond the Facebook group.
You can see it here: http://www.propublica.org/series/patient-safety""My family and
I were recently and tragically made acutely aware of just how dangerous it is to be
gravely ill in a hospital. Our 82-year-old father underwent elective surgery to
remove a non-cancerous polyp from his colon. The surgery was performed at North
Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. The surgeon was not one of my
father's regular physicians and didn't take the time to become familiar with my
father's overall health or medical history. If he had, he would not have performed
the surgery (we were actually told this by the surgeon's PA after the fact).But
that's not the worst part. The worst part, and what I firmly believe led to my
father's decline and eventual death, was the lack of acceptable care on the part of
the nursing staff. So many errors were made, so many things were ignored or
disregarded that I was absolutely dumbfounded, having previously and for years held
this hospital in very high regard. Despite the fact that my father was incapable
of feeding himself, he was provided with a tray of food three times a day and that
tray was retrieved later, untouched by him. When I noticed this and asked what my
father had eaten, the nurses would hurriedly say that my father just hadn't had an
appetite that day. Yet, if I sat and fed him or assisted him in feeding himself,
he ate the food. Bottom line: the nurses didn't have time to sit and feed my
father.My father developed ICU Psychosis - not uncommon in elderly patients who
spend a lot of time in small windowless rooms with little sleep and a constant
influx of unfamiliar faces. Due to this condition, he thrashed about in his bed
and suffered hallucinations. Did the nurses check to make sure his legs were still
covered and on the bed during the day or night? Only when they had to go into the
room for something else like blood work or checking vitals. Did they take care to
close the door all the way or turn off the lights when they left the room to help
him sleep? Absolutely not!We finally got it: a person's chances of surviving a
hospital stay increase dramatically if a family member or other loved one remains
at the hospital with the patient 24/7. This was confirmed by a respiratory
therapist who told us that she would never let a family member stay at the hospital
without a family member in the room as much as possible. She said the nurses just
didn't have time - they were spread too thin. We began to spend every day and
almost every night at the hospital with our father.The weekends were the worst.
That's when recent nursing school graduates would replace the week-day nurses.
Honestly, half the time it was completely obvious that they had NO IDEA what they
were doing or what was going on with our father. Probably the worst example I can
give is when my sister arrived at the hospital later than usual, about 3:00PM on a