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Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (Nov 7, 2014)

This week’s must-reads bring the worst possible news: patient deaths.

Death After Routine Teeth Extraction

Seven-year-old Tyneisha Bell died five hours after visiting the dentist for a routine procedure – three teeth extracted.

Tyneisha Bell

(To view the FOX news report, please click here)

For the procedure, Tyneisha was given general anesthesia.

Death During Childbirth

ABC news reports that “Kymberlie Shepherd, 26, died shortly after giving birth … The cause of her death was a rare amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), a leading cause of maternal mortality in the developed world.”

Kymberlie Shepherd

(Kymberlie Shepherd with her fiancé, Wayde)

Death Because of a Failure to Monitor and Rescue

In this emotional video about the death of her father, Annette Smith makes a plea for continuous electronic monitoring.

Curtis James Bentley

(Curtis James Bentley)

If you’d support Annette’s plea for continuous electronic monitoring, please support the work of the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring of Patients on Opioids and join the Respiratory Compromise Institute.

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