However, as the Baltimore Sun said, out of tragedy sprang a passion for safety, and the desire for Johns Hopkins to become the world leader in patient safety. Dial 412-692-3456 692-3456 from a hospital phone At , we know that families should play an integral role in the healing process. Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:00 to 7:30 p. Citizens should do their parts too. I agree that just as the kings scrutinize the health care system, they can scrutinize themselves in their role. Was this case investigated by child services.
The Kings had hired Paul D. Nine years ago Josie King lost her 18-month-old daughter as a result of. I doubt that an 18 month old would turn on a faucet and climb into the tub. Sorrel is the author of Josie's Story and the founder of the Josie King Foundation, which supports innovative programs to prevent others from dying or being harmed by medical errors. We were going for it. Since Josie's death in 2001, improving patient safety has been a priority among U. Josie began to seem a little better.
Did you find this user comment useful? Sessions on August 13 are from 1:00 to 5:00 p. Every time she saw a drink, she screamed for it. Hopkins management responded with righteous outrage at their own failings, and a declaration of resolve to do better. Sorrel King's was recovering from second degree burns at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore when a communication breakdown caused a deadly misstep. The parents were cleared on every front. Addressing these problems within the Patient Safety Summit not only results in safer systems, but it focuses our efforts on the need to identify future problems and solutions.
King has used her own personal experiences to become a voice in the fight for better communication among hospitals and doctors. I would advocated for change to prevent this from reoccurring. I am sure John Hopkins did not debate the issue due to their faults. More than 350 attendees are expected to participate, including healthcare employees, nurses, patient safety advocates, chief nursing officers and hospital executives. The agenda can be found. Walsh Gymnasium Tickets are free. The School emphasizes the importance of , which brings together students, faculty, clinical partners and alumni from the allied health professions in order to learn about, learn from, and learn with each other.
A Drink of Water Meanwhile, down in Pediatrics, they were preparing the groundwork for the launch of the Josie King Patient Safety Program. Sorrel King Maryland In 2001 Sorrel King's daughter, Josie, died as a result of medical errors. We've got to be organized. We absolutely must listen to parents and to the loved ones who know the patient best. The big names lure them in and the residents and interns, who covet the Hopkins name for their resumes, do the work for dirt metered out by corporate medicine. We've got to pay attention.
She was sucking feverishly at her washcloth. Peter Pronovost, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and surgery, and the director of the quality and safety research group, at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Similar blog posts: We serve the following localities: Cook County including Arlington Heights, Barrington, Berwyn Township, Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Orland Park, Palos Park, Schaumburg, and Tinley Park; DuPage County including Downers Grove, Naperville, and Bolingbrook; Kane County including Aurora, Elgin and Geneva; Lake County including Waukegan; and Will County including Joliet. Nothing about this sits right. Josie seemed to be very thirsty all the time, eagerly seeking moisture from any available source.
To report service issues, such as problems with hospital rooms, food, policies, employees or bills, or for any other non-emergency issues, please contact a at 412-692-5489. This mom was overinvolved in the hospital, overfriendly with the staff, very smart—I think Johns Hopkins dropped the ball big time. Hospital errors, like the one that led to Josie's death, are common. As many as one-third of hospital visits leads to , according to a report published today in Health Affairs. This lack of record availability becomes increasingly problematic for patients who are admitted with neurological changes or who might be unable to communicate for some reason. Her mother, Sorrel King, later worked with hospitals to develop a way for patients and their families to summon a Rapid Response Team to the bedside within minutes.
It can be a bit daunting. Remind them of any adverse drug reactions, recent tests, or recent illnesses. Several things bother me about this article. Josie's Story Eighteen-month-old Josie King was just two days away from returning home after recovering from severe burns in a Baltimore hospital. When these mistakes happen, we must apologize. I am not debating the negligence by the hospital on several counts. How dare you suggest the Mother did this, without investigation.
They did not do these things because it was the right thing to do. If they knew of the faulty water system, then measures to keep their toddler away from reachable faucets should have been taken. While modern-day medicine continues to advance, the science of health care delivery has remained relatively stagnant, Pronovost said. There was no blaming the victim in this case. No one knows a child better than a parent. It should be used only for medical concerns. In this way you, too, can work towards preventing medical negligence.
What was the mom feeding the child in the hospital? Josie, who was about to be released from the hospital, went into cardiac arrest. ~ As president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital back in 1999 Ron Peterson was a hard charging executive with an eye for innovation—and he had a special interest in patient safety because his father died by medical mistake. They had moved into a new home with a faulty water heater. Miscommunication is a common part of every day life that we each deal with on a regular basis. A patient might have an allergy to certain medicines, which might not be noted in his chart, leading to him receiving those medicines. Josie died days before she was to be released. King's work and Josie's life.