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Communication in medical errors

If you or a loved one has ever been in the hospital in Washington State, you should expect that when staff shift changes occur, information important for your continued care is passed along from one set of employees to the next. In addition, these notes should be made in your chart for added protection. Sadly, these types of things do not always happen and it is communication gaps just like this that open the door for many potentially dangerous mistakes to be made.

Reviewing hand hygiene standards for healthcare workers

You likely enter a hospital or medical center in Seattle with some basic expectations, such as having whomever assists you listen to your concerns and symptoms, and to recieve the highest level of care available. Even if a facility or staff seems unequipped to deliver one those, at the very least you expect that workers are washing their hands. Countless clients come to see us here at Miracle Pruzan and Pruzan after having suffered some sort of hospital-acquired infection, for which poor hand hygiene is often attributed as a cause. This may lead you to wonder just how clean are the hands that are treating you. 

Medical malpractice payouts in Washington

Are you one of the many Washington residents who may have a concern that your doctor or other health care provider may have made a mistake? If so, you are sadly not alone. According to Diederich Healthcare, the state saw almost $69 million paid out in medical malpractice claims in 2014 alone. 

What are some signs of nursing home neglect?

While many nursing homes and assisted living communities in Seattle strive to provide top care to residents, in some cases nursing home abuse or neglect can be a very serious issue. If you have a family currently residing in a nursing, knowing the common signs that neglect or abuse are taking place is crucial. That way you can address the issue head-on and get your loved one the help that he or she needs.