Poll: Have you ever made a diagnostic error?
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Posted over 3 years ago
Found this interesting and very informative article making its rounds on Twitter's #RNChat. Here's an exerpt from the article helps explain what the article is about:
"Within five years, Susan Sheridan's family was devastated by two diagnostic errors. The first came in 1995, when her newborn son Cal's early development of jaundice -- a red flag for the potential of the severe neurological disorder kernicterus -- fell through the gaps in the system despite repeated attempts to alert physicians and other health professionals. As a result of delayed treatment, Cal developed cerebral palsy and has dealt with several other neurological problems."
How can we, as nurses, help to stop all these diagnostic errors? It's not a secret that we're spread thin, but what can we really do? Tips at the end of the article!