Teen Creates Program to Guard Against Surgical Errors

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  • Teen Creates Program to Guard Against Surgical Errors
    Surgical errors can have devastating consequences. Pravalika Gayatri Putalapattus, a seventeen-year-old high school student from Virginia, knows this all too well. In 2016, her cousin Sirisha underwent brain surgery in India. The purpose of the surgery was to remove a cancerous tumor. Sadly, a surgical error during the procedure resulted in Sirisha’s death. Pravalika’s initial reaction to her cousin’s passing...
  • Surgical errors can often be prevented and must be addressed
    Surgical errors can often be prevented and must be addressed
    Patients who go into the hospital or an outpatient facility for surgery entrust their care to people whom they believe are competent. They don't expect that they will be harmed during the surgery. Unfortunately, people can suffer serious injuries and might even die due to errors in the surgical suite. Many things can go wrong in the operating room. It is...
  • Could a drug error happen before or after surgery? Absolutely
    Could a drug error happen before or after surgery? Absolutely
    Are you scheduled for surgery in the near future? Are you concerned about the procedure, but realize that it's essential for your health? You're sure to have many questions on your mind, but you also know that you have to put your faith in your medical team in order to get your health back in order. It's easy to believe...
  • Do you know the most common surgical errors in the United States?
    Do you know the most common surgical errors in the United States?
    Despite massive strides forward in technology and medicine in recent years, mistakes can and do still happen. Electronic medical records are no more successful than paper records at preventing medical errors. Doctors can still miss critical information or do the wrong thing when providing patient care. Sometimes, these mistakes involve medications or manual therapy. Other times, these mistakes happen during...
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