I appreciate your comments, and like I said I have absolutely no intention or no desire to "Fear Monger" or put any medical or health care worker down. They have a job I personally do not believe I could handle for very long. Like most jobs they are thankless, stressful, overworked, and underpaid, but being human they do make mistakes,and Murphy's Law says these mistakes can and will usually happen at the most inopportune moments.
But, I have to question, how does a 90 pd woman end up with a broken leg being transferred from a wheelchair to a bed with two attentive staff doing the transfer, how does she end up getting gangrene so bad they have to amputate her leg almost at the hip without being it being noticed earlier, especially when she is supposed to be getting extra care. I also know sometimes in life even our best is not good enough, S@*t just happens. Routine surgery is not routine in my view and health care is not just health care.
in the United States, there are five to 10 incorrect surgical procedures performed
, some with devastating effects, the researchers noted. Typical problems are surgery performed on the wrong site or wrong side of the body, using an incorrect procedure or using it on the wrong patient.https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/n...ory_92076.html
(If that is the case what about what happens with health care workers
in senior and nursing homes and residences that we don't hear about.my comment)
Among the cases the researchers looked at were 212 adverse events,
where wrong procedures were performed or the procedure was performed in the wrong patient, or at the wrong site. In addition, there were 130 "close calls,"
where a problem was recognized before the procedure was done.https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/n...ory_92076.html
Implementation (of 19 safety checks) is sometimes spotty, partly because a procedure can become so routine that staff members just go through the motions
without really checking each item. (Murphy's Law?)
A new study has found that the surgical death rate in hospitals is not just determined by the rate of complications but also by how those complications are handled.
The study involved more than 84,000 people who underwent surgery in U. S. hospitals and discovered a twofold difference in surgical deaths between hospitals with the lowest rate and those with the highest.
If every operating room in the United States adopted the surgical checklist, the nation could save between $15 billion and $25 billion a year on the costs of treating avoidable complications, according to calculations by the authors. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...011402831.html
Maybe euthanasia is not the right word, is it incompetence, what is the right word? If it is your mother, father, son, daughter,spouse or heaven forbid you, yourself was on the operating table and died, so sorry I am having a bad day, doesn't cut it, no pun intended.
Yes I am hurt and angry because I feel it was a waste and we did not even get a I'm sorry for your loss. One careless action after another is the way I see it. A routine hoyer lift, a routine broken leg, a routine recovery from a broken leg, a routine surgery. Was it a routine death as well.? ALL ACCORDING TO MURPHY complete with a little butterfly effect thrown in.
I apologize for venting, but it seems like a series of such stupid mistakes to me, and life goes on for some of us, while others have to deal with the loss.