Day 2 very thought provoking and emotional for everyone. Those who shared their experiences with medical mistakes and how it affected their family was very moving. In talking to Mr. Burrows after the movie, he mentioned that he initially wanted to cut the emotional scene in his living room when they were having a family meeting. I’m glad he didn’t, I believe this is good for people to see. As a physician it is easy to lose sight about what people go through once they are out of the hospital, an out of sight out of mind mentality. But this is important for us to realize and help us to remain humble and provide the best care we can.
As an Anesthesiologist, yesterday was really thought provoking. In the end, bad things can happen even when you do everything 100% correctly. Training in Jackson, MS we have one of… Continue reading
As an anesthesiology resident nearing graduation, I’ve seen my fair share of medical mishaps throughout my four years in training. Healthcare as a field is uniquely open to human error, and teaching hospitals are perhaps more prone to medical errors than other places where health services are rendered. In fact, the “July Effect” is a phrase often used to describe a perceived increase in medical errors during the month of July when new residents are just starting to take care of their first patients. Some of these occur in the heat of the moment during trauma situations where no information is known about the patient and the focus is keeping them alive, while others just happen during routine care on the wards. Some of these errors are well known and well accepted risks associated with the various procedures we do, while others can occur even if things are done 100%… Continue reading