Reduction of aberrant medical errors through United States Navy standardized militaristic training techniques in combination with technological innovations
To increase patient safety and reduce aberrant accidents, the healthcare industry must address the emerging epidemic of medical errors, which demand investigation and resolvance. Through examination of error sources, several weaknesses emerge: lack of standardized training/education and performance techniques, lack of automation, and a 'blame and train' attitude. These factors interact and result in aberrant system errors with patient effects ranging from temporary ailments and extended hospital stays to death. Errors emerge as erroneous medication subscriptions, fillings, or dosage to amputation of incorrect limbs. Such situations are reducible if the medical profession incorporates proven systems from government and public peers. These systems are represented by standardized militaristic training methods, more specifically the United States Navy; technological innovations, such as Universal Product Codes in combination with automation; and attitudinal reform from administration to nurses, to accept that humans are fallible and physicians are humans.
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Lytle, J. Stephan
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Health Services Administration
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic;Medical care -- United States;Medical education -- United States;Medical errors -- United States
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Grollmes, Deborah N., "Reduction of aberrant medical errors through United States Navy standardized militaristic training techniques in combination with technological innovations" (2001). HIM 1990-2015. 238.