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Hospital errors often include:
- Inadequate record-keeping and medical records
- Medication errors
- Charting errors by doctors, nurses and staff
- Nursing malpractice
- Surgical and post-surgical care
- Inadequate hospital policies and procedures, and or failure to follow those policies or procedures
- Substandard treatment and care
- Negligent actions of admitting staff, hospitalists and intensive care doctors
- Inadequate staffing
- Patient Care Policies and Procedures
Adhering to policies and procedures is vital when it comes to adequate patient care. Particularly when it comes to patients who are bedridden, bedsores (decubitus ulcers) can quickly turn to serious conditions such as MRSA (staph infections), if nursing staff do not properly follow protocol. Most hospitals should have a grading system for at-risk patients. Proper care includes use of specialty beds and mattresses that must be turned.
Other policies that hospitals must follow include those for charting, record-keeping, medical records, electronic records, monitoring patients, bed rails and prevention of patient-falling.