Fear and medicine – friend, foe, natural bedfellow?

Juliet entered the ward expecting a normal, busy day. But the face of her colleague Nethmi who met her by the nurses’ station told her that something was up. “What?” asked Juliet, responding to Nethmi's wordless warning. “Mr Peterson. Bed 19. They took his vascath out last night.” “So?” “Did you tell the nurse to... Continue Reading →

Evidence for evidence

At a recent patient safety meeting the subject of the ‘theatre cap challenge’ came up. This is an initiative that encourages all operating room (OR) staff to write their name in pen on the front of their disposable theatre cap so their identity is clear, which is especially important in an emergency. There have been... Continue Reading →

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