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Author Crisp, Donna Helen, 1947-
Title Anatomy of medical errors : the patient in room 2 : a nurse's story of surviving preventable medical errors and discovering the truth / Donna Helen Crisp.
Imprint Indianapolis, IN : Sigma Theta Tau International, [2017]

Author Crisp, Donna Helen, 1947-
Subject Crisp, Donna Helen, 1947- -- Health.
Medical errors -- United States.
Medical care -- United States.
Medical personnel and patient -- United States.
Medical economics -- United States.
Medical Errors.
Intraoperative Complications.
Patient Harm.
Alt Name Sigma Theta Tau International,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Provenance -- Whose body is it? -- The surgery -- And so, things fall apart -- Fighting to hold on -- Locked inside myself -- Returning from the voide -- Awakening -- Body as backdrop -- Tolerating uncertainty -- Homecoming -- Life in a damaged body -- Family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues -- Truth -- Living in fear -- Facing death again -- The power of suffering -- The suffering of others -- The person inside the patient -- Verisimilitude -- No one is safe when there is silence -- Justice -- A better future.
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Summary A surgeon unknowingly damages the intestines of a nurse expecting only an overnight stay after surgery, beginning a chain of more tragic and preventable errors. The consequences result in the nurse spending several weeks on an ICU ventilator in a drug-induced coma, having four additional surgeries, and requiring a pump to drain the raging infection from her open abdomen. As she awakens and tries to come to terms with what happened to her, she realizes the hospital and doctors will never tell her the whole truth; she has to find out what went wrong on her own. In order to heal, she determines to write and share her story so others may learn how infections, adverse events, and medical errors occur frequently in hospitals, sometimes resulting in death. More than a narrative, Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2 shines light on the dysfunction that underpins many hospital organizations, especially teaching hospitals, including silencing of the patient, provider arrogance, flawed coordination of care, poor communication, and lack of ownership for outcomes. Forever changed by the experience, author Donna Helen Crisp uses her struggles to teach nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals how to prevent or avoid potentially dangerous situations, recognize warning signs, and work collaboratively to provide transparent patient care. This book provides an ethical and critical thought process framework for care providers and others through a compelling story about hospital culture. Readers who want to understand how delivery of care works in fast-paced and complex healthcare environments will come away engaged and informed.
ISBN 9781940446868 (electronic bk.)
1940446864 (electronic bk.)
9781940446844 (print ; alk. paper)
Publisher # MWT11666565
OCLC # 948878894
Additional Format Print version: Crisp, Donna Helen, 1947- Anatomy of medical errors. Indianapolis, IN : Sigma Theta Tau International, [2017] 9781940446844 (DLC) 2016020941

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