Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Could Recording Surgeries Reduce Medical Errors?

Safety advocates encourage OR cameras, but hospitals fear lawsuits
Reducing medical errors is a major priority for the healthcare industry, and now legislators and patient safety advocates are exploring a potential solution to the problem: Cameras in the operating room.

It's often difficult to pinpoint the precise cause of a medical error, according to the Washington Post, a fact that has driven a movement to require audio and video recording of surgical procedures.
Teodor P. Grantcharov, a professor of surgery at the University of Toronto, has developed a "black box" that aligns patients' physical data to audio and video recordings, giving surgeons access to an "instant replay" of a procedure. Grantcharov told the Post two American hospital systems have agreed to test the device.
Meanwhile, legislation introduced in Wisconsin would require cameras in every operating room in the state in the wake of Wisconsin woman Julie Ayer Rubenzer's death from being given excessive amounts of the anesthetic propofol during a breast enhancement surgery, according to the article. Cameras also could discourage clinicians from disruptive or disrespectful behavior, as in the recent case of a patient who inadvertently recorded his surgical team mocking him, Rubenzer's brother Wade Ayer, who helped draft the bill, told the Post.
Without recordings, determining exactly where a procedure went wrong means trying to piece it together with a combination of notes and potentially faulty memories. Ayer said. Recording them, on the other hand, "offers transparency, truth and accuracy in collecting data for the medical record and testimony," he added. "It offers data and insight for medical boards and even prosecutors. It offers oversight and policing."
The hospital industry may be a tougher sell on the idea. Current American Medical Association policy encourages filming procedures for educational purposes, but only with explicit patient consent. And in other cases, the industry, wary of lawsuits, has actively stymied the movement to record procedures. The hospital lobby in Massachusetts has led the fight against repeated attempts to require providers to allow recording by a licensed videographer, according to the article.
To learn more:
- here's the article
- check out the bill

Thank You Mr Budyrk and FH.
Yes, recording surgeries Might reduce medical errors.
Putting a Breathalyzer at the Operating Room Door would definately reduce medical errors.
Drunken/Hung Over Surgeons in the OR need to be put into handcuffs the same way drunk drivers are.
When the Judge hears their story, since Judges allow the system to impose 'Therapeutic Jurisprudence' on everyone else, Drunk Surgeons should be slapped with it too. 
Next step is a 72 hr confinement in a lock down, Psychiatric detention facility, where the Drunk, and therefore Mentally Ill Surgeon will be bullshitted and browbeaten, or outright forced, to consume one 'Research Funding' manufacturer's or another's junk, brain eating antipsychotic drug/s.
When the drugs refuse to produce any 'Positive Outcome' (and the Drunk Surgeon has an Insurance Policy that his fellow Psych Doctors can defraud) then it's time to put the Drunk Surgeon in restraints and hook him up to a High Voltage Electrical Transformer for a series of brain Shocks.

However, tossing the Drunk Surgeon into Jail and suspending the Drunk Surgeon's License are most certainly in order, . . . .
The first time.
Permanent License Revocation for the second offense.
Real Prison Time for the Third, and any time a patient is killed, the maximum allowed by law for manslaughter, negligent homicide, or second degree murder. 

And speaking of 'Therapeutic Jurisprudence': 

Since 'Mental Health' Professionals who have State Certified Diplomas that they've undergone a University Level multi year course of study into mental 'Therapeutics' can't make it produce a Positive Outcome, . . . What are Judges, Lawyers and Police Officers doing allowing themselves to act in a 'Therapeutic' Capacity, without any of that University Degree non-science?

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