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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-21-07 11:35 PM
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20. Yes, this is one of the very best hospitals in L.A.
And errors like these is why I signed out a.m.a. both times as soon as my kids were washed and weighed.

The staff must feel terrible and scare and it makes no difference to those babies.
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  -Dennis Quaid's twins given overdose in hospital blunder nonconformist  Nov-21-07 01:24 AM   #0 
  - No surprise. I got OD'd at a hospital once by a drugged-up  amitten   Nov-21-07 01:30 AM   #1 
  - A lot of these errors go unreported.  emilyg   Nov-21-07 01:45 AM   #2 
     - We had a simple pharmaceutical error that wasn't caught for a whole year.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:32 PM   #19 
  - Heparin should ALWAYS be double checked by another RN  LeftCoast   Nov-21-07 01:46 AM   #3 
  - This used to happen a lot  FloridaJudy   Nov-22-07 04:13 PM   #31 
  - If we are lucky enough to conceive, I'm birthing at HOME!  Hoof Hearted   Nov-21-07 01:53 AM   #4 
  - Not possible! a fully insurance run medical system simply can't screw up!  Didereaux   Nov-21-07 02:59 AM   #5 
  - Do you think that a fully government run medical system would do any better?  Thothmes   Nov-22-07 03:15 PM   #28 
  - Maybe not, but at least then everyone would be able to get mediocre medical care  nonconformist   Nov-22-07 04:18 PM   #32 
     - Fully agree  Thothmes   Nov-23-07 07:37 AM   #33 
  - Gigantic screw up at my old hospital....  rainbow4321   Nov-23-07 05:58 PM   #38 
     - Sounds like what happened at, I think, Mercy Hospital, Rockville Centre, NY...  Sacajawea   Nov-25-07 10:05 PM   #43 
  - That is horrible  underpants   Nov-21-07 04:44 AM   #6 
  - If you ever want a real scare, open the pages of a nursing magazine  BerryBush   Nov-21-07 06:19 AM   #7 
  - Ack!  nonconformist   Nov-21-07 02:18 PM   #8 
  - I recently decided to go to nursing  Le Taz Hot   Nov-25-07 12:17 AM   #40 
  - Another problem is that doctors change so frequently that one doctor may  bob_weaver   Nov-21-07 02:25 PM   #9 
  - My friend's aunt died from an overdose of Coumadin  nonconformist   Nov-21-07 10:01 PM   #10 
  - Sorry to hear that  bob_weaver   Nov-21-07 10:42 PM   #12 
  - You are so right. After one day when we found my grandma's hand  sfexpat2000   Nov-21-07 11:29 PM   #17 
     - Luckily, we've only had day surgeries and we go together.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:41 PM   #22 
  - That's too bad..  zidzi   Nov-21-07 10:11 PM   #11 
  - On the other hand, we have a friend who has two kids with twin-to-twin syndrome.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:44 PM   #24 
  - According to ABC News online  rocknation   Nov-21-07 10:57 PM   #13 
  - Lots of interesting stuff from the video clip on that link  nonconformist   Nov-21-07 11:22 PM   #14 
  - Pediatrician on TV today says that drug can cause internal bleeding.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:25 PM   #15 
     - Their names (Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace) certainly suggest they're a boy and a girl  rocknation   Nov-22-07 12:22 AM   #27 
  - Then it falls on the nurse who drew up from the wrong bottle...  rainbow4321   Nov-23-07 05:33 PM   #37 
  - The hospital submitted a statement admitting the error and apologizing.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:28 PM   #16 
  - Yes, this is one of the very best hospitals in L.A.  sfexpat2000   Nov-21-07 11:35 PM   #20 
  - They are trying to blame it on the pharmacy tech  KitchenWitch   Nov-21-07 11:30 PM   #18 
  - They should have safeguards and double checks in place.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:36 PM   #21 
  - Agreed.  KitchenWitch   Nov-21-07 11:41 PM   #23 
     - I don't know about hospital management and where they will place responsibility.  Audio_Al   Nov-21-07 11:52 PM   #26 
  - I definitely think the RN that administered the shot is the most culpable  nonconformist   Nov-21-07 11:50 PM   #25 
  - check, double check and triple check  leftchick   Nov-22-07 03:21 PM   #29 
  - Wow-that is really sad news-I hope they are okay!  TheGoldenRule   Nov-22-07 03:39 PM   #30 
  - My son-in-law, a doctor, said the biggest risk is a brain bleed.  Audio_Al   Nov-23-07 05:14 PM   #34 
  - At U of Chicago there was a pt killed with a 10x dose of chemotherapy  undeterred   Nov-23-07 05:22 PM   #35 
  - Wow. That's so very sad. Let's hope Cedars really give a look to that situation.  Audio_Al   Nov-25-07 12:08 AM   #39 
     - In this situation they really did change a lot of procedures  undeterred   Nov-25-07 06:55 AM   #41 
        - I thought most hospitals have now abandoned the requirement that puts doctors on call for 24 hours.  Audio_Al   Nov-25-07 08:53 PM   #42 
  - 2 nurses are supposed to check the drug given to infants  rainbow4321   Nov-23-07 05:26 PM   #36 

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