March 22, 2013

Bad Doctor FYI

Posted in DOCTORS, LEGAL ISSUES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:27 pm by PCOSLady

BAD DOCTOR FYIs PLUS
~ ~ ~
PCOS Lady:
True there are a few “good” doctors out there… Most doctors are in the “bad” category though…
~ It’s sad when a physician’s assist recently told me he will call me first before seeing a doctor…
(Nice compliment to me, but says volumns about doctors he knows…)
~ “YOU” can and need to make the call, write the letters, etc… to get “bad” doctors disciplined and out of practice! No one in authority knows til you speak up!
~ Do your part to help others… It will help keep our medical costs down in the long run…
~ Malpractice lawyers are getting wealthy off bad medical practices and doctors!
~
http://www.medical-malpractice-lawyers-attorneys.com/investigate_doctor.html
http://medicalconsumers.org/
http://medicalconsumers.org/2012/04/11/45-tests-and-treatments-to-avoid/
http://www.medical-malpractice-lawyers-attorneys.com/investigate_doctor.html
~

…. Drug Watch ~  Drugs & Devices, Current Law Suits, FDA Recalls…
http://www.drugwatch.com/lawsuits/

~
Look Up Physician
~
~ * ~ First, obtain the current license status of the doctor to see if they are in “good standing”. Check with the state medical board of use the sources below.
~ * ~ Second, find whether he/she has had complaints filed against him/her.
~ * ~ Third, investigate the history of disciplinary actions brought against the doctor such as suspensions, fines or license revocations..
~ * ~ Fourth, research the doctor for a criminal record.
~ * ~ Fifth, check whether he/she has been sued for medical malpractice.
~ * ~ Sixth, see if he/she has lost lawsuits or paid judgements for negligence.
~
http://www.choosingwisely.org/doctor-patient-lists/
~ Choosing Wisely … Excellent informative site for you!
~ Specialty Society Lists of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (for physicians)…
~ Patient-Friendly Resources from Specialty Societies and Consumer Reports…
~ ~ ~
How to Report Bad Doctors
http://www.livestrong.com/article/18458-report-bad-doctors/
~ Live Strong …
~ ~ ~
http://biowizardry.blogspot.com/2012/09/serious-business-reporting-bad-doctors.html
~ Biowizardry Blog … Serious Business Reporting Bad Doctors…
~
So here are some ways to do the most good:
~
Report the physician/s to the licensing board in your state.
You can’t do much about what happens after that, but it goes on record and makes that doctor’s/institution’s future screwups harder for them to do damage control on. And there WILL be future screwups.
~
Review the physician or organization online.
These review sites get read by patients, doctors, and doctors’ staff, so patients are warned by your record of consistent stinkery and — bonus! — a really stinky review often gets back to the physician via other physicians, providing “reputation readjustment” among the very people they most value. It sounds cruel, but hitting them in the ego is second only to hitting them in the pocketbook in terms of the salutary effect you can have once constructive efforts have been exhausted.
~
Submit letters to the editor in that doctor’s or institution’s area.
These are followed by the PR departments of hospitals, government agencies and universities (this means that university hospitals will have a double dose of PR departments.) Docs who make the institution look bad, cost money. Once they look like they’ll cost too much, they lose their jobs… And, at higher levels, find it very hard to get another one.
~
In the end, maybe it’s not about whether you can get what you needed in the first place. Sometimes, it’s about protecting others, your cohorts in need. There are a lot more of them than there are of either vile doctors or great ones, but at least let’s steer them away from the vile. You can save lives this way 🙂 …
~
Links
~
PCOS Lady:
You now know where to find all the links you need to find and turn your “bad” doctors into…
~ The Medical Board for your state also takes complaints about the doctor’s office staff…
~
How to report damaging and dangerous doctors
~
AMA FAQ on reporting physicians:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics/frequently-asked-questions.page
~ American Medical Association … Don’t be intimidated by the prim, imperative language. You’ve probably done almost all of that already.
~
Contact info for physician licensing boards in all 50 states:
http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/ethics/state-medical-boards.pdf
~ American Medical Association … This is who has the authority to revoke a vile physician’s right to practice. A consistent record of vileness can’t be overlooked once it gets to this level.
~
How to review your providers online
~
http://www.Yelp.com/
~ Yelp … This site is well known and widely used. Even though it’s generic, physicians themselves have told me they fear bad reviews here…
~
Doctor-specific review sites:
~
http://www.vitals.com/doctor/rate
~ Vitals … Reputable. You need to register.
~
http://www.healthgrades.com/
~ Health Grades … Find the doctor, click “About This Provider”, look under “Patient Satisfaction,” and click “Fill Out a Survey About [doctor’s name]”.
~
http://www.ratemds.com/
~ Rate Mds … Doctors to AVOID: Free reviews and ratings of local doctors and dentists. Has been picked up by several national news outlets.
~
http://www.healthcarereviews.com/HealthcareRating.php
~ Health Care Reviews … Seems relatively new. Could be worth it, if it saves one more person.
~
http://www.change.org/
~ Change organization … Ideal for institutional-level stinkiness. You can set up a petition and this org will do most of the legwork to get others with relevant interests to sign it. This then gets mailed to the institution with all those names on it. Also, if it’s a good story and the news folks are awake, it can hit national TV. Now THAT’s pressure!
~
Letters to the editor
~ Guidelines for writing letters to the editor: http://www.pnhp.org/action/how-to-write-an-op-ed-and-letter-to-the-editor
~ Most important advice: keep it focused, human, and snappy. Cite relevant recent news (on the institution, the doctor, the disease, health care, etc.) so it feels like part of the larger reality (which it is.)
~
~ Links to major news outlets’ Letters pages, with submission guidelines: http://www.ccmc.org/node/16179
~
~ Or search “letters to the editor [your state or city]” for more relevant links.
~
* These not only come back to the hospital administrators, but are followed by politicos. It’s a good way to make a big stink, especially given a good paper trail and a link to your petition. If you’re lucky, it could trigger some investigative journalism. *
~
You can also research investigative journalists in your area, and pitch your story as an idea for a project. This is more time-consuming than the other options, and not all of us have that time or can make those contacts.
~
Not the last word
Once a reputation has been trashed, it’s very hard to recover… And sometimes that’s the only way to keep these hateful, [expletives deleted], predatory, self-serving, [more expletives, really vile ones, also deleted] from hurting others.
~
It would be helpful if more doctors stepped up to the plate and helped corral their own. It’s this damaging minority of trolls who stain the image of all doctors.
~
Any physicians who know of means to do that, it would be tremendous if you’d let us know… If only to assure us that some effort is being made. Even after roughly a decade as a nurse and another as a patient, I know of no mechanism that still lets you police your own — so if it exists, it’s awfully coy. It’s too easy to feel abandoned by the profession when we wind up in the hands of someone like this, and see the colleagues near them just shut up and knuckle under. If there were a wider pool of colleagues they had to answer to, it would help us to know that.
~
If you’re in the awful position of needing to use this info for yourself or a loved one, please comment and let us know how these methods work for you.
~
Best of luck. May all your future doctors be good, capable, and really know their jobs.
~ ~ ~
Posted Comment:
sw_tr…
I work for a group of doctors (surgeons) and can assure you that you would be well within your rights as a patient to report this doctor.
~
Report her to the medical board, the hospital where she is affilliated (you should be able to call the hospital main number and ask for the patient advocate or patient representative) OR, if you want to really make a statement, call the office of the hospital’s CEO.
~
I would not stop until you get some type of apology or something that would make this doctor see that she was way out of line.
~
In the meantime, contact your insurance company’s 800 number and see if they can assist you in finding another OB.
~ ~ ~
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_and_who_do_you_report_a_bad_doctor
~
How and who do you report a bad doctor to?
~
http://www.local.com/results.aspx?keyword=Doctors&cid=3087&gclid=CKv6373jkLYCFYid4AodSkkA3A
~ Doctor Reviewwww.local.com/Search Businesses At Local.com For Doctor Review Near You!
~
http://www.vitals.com/?gclid=CJXhsc7jkLYCFRCf4AodrGsAyQ
~ Doctor Ratings & Reviewswww.vitals.com/Comprehensive Info On 720K Doctors. Complete Reviews, Ratings & More.
http://us.peeplo.com/search/?q=doctor%20review&type=web&from=adg132
~ Doctor Reviewwww.peeplo.com/Doctor+ReviewExtensive, Accurate Search Results Try a new way to search now!
~
Answer:
1. File a voluntary Medwatch (www.fda.gov/medwatch) report or call 800-fda-1088
2. Contact state medical licensing board and file a complaint.
3. Contact the state health dept.
4. File with consumer complaint such as Better Business Bureau
5. Contact the State Attorney General’s Office and file a complaint against their business.
~ ~ ~
http://www.ama-assn.org/
American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(800) 621-8335
~
SITES
~
http://www.drugs.com/
~ Drugs … Excellent for drug info, name brand, generic, over the counter warnings, newsletter for recall alerts and news, etc…
~
GOOGLE:
report bad doctors
report bad medical staff
bad doctors

March 20, 2013

Parasites: Protect Yourself

Posted in PARASITES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:17 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Research says 90% of the US are infected with “bad” parasites today! Most doctors are not trained in them or do not care to make you healthy! Most all the labs you use are not equipped to test for every bad parasite known, only testing 40 to 50 of the common types…
~ http://www.ParasiteTesting.com checks for every living parasite known in the world!
~ The New Jersey microbiology lab rep told me “there are no bad parasites in the US and you can’t get parasites in your mouth…” (Tells me the government wants us sick! Drug companies, insurance companies and doctors get wealthy off YOU!)
~ Dr Hulda Clark found bad parasites &/or pollutants cause most medical conditions in her 30+ years of practice and research…
~ Google your symptom and add parasites after it and read… Learn the truth!
~ “YOU” know your body and are in control of you and your treatment!
~ I post alot about symptoms and parasites… They overlap and are the keys to being diagnosed and getting healthy!
~
Dr Oz is watched by many today… I have posted his pieces on here for you…
~
PARASITES: Protect Yourself!
~
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/protect-yourself-parasites
~ Dr Oz
~
Protect Yourself from Parasites
* How you and your family can avoid giving bloodsuckers a free ride *
~
Added to Articles on Mon 09/28/2009
~
Just the thought of parasites can make your skin crawl. These uninvited passengers burrow, hook and hunker down to feast on the blood and body of unsuspecting hosts. However, some host-parasite relationships can be mutually beneficial: The bacteria living quietly in our gut help us with digestion and immune function.
~
But not all parasitic relationships are love affairs, and although many people think parasites only affect those in underdeveloped countries, infection and disease is common everywhere, even in places where sanitation, personal hygiene and safe food-handling practices are routine.
~
When it comes to human disease there are 3 types of parasites that feast at the human table.

~
~ Protozoa – one-celled organisms that live and multiply in the blood or tissue of humans. They infect the body via mosquitoes and flies, and are found in soil and water.
~ Helminths – parasitic flatworms, flukes, tapeworms, thorny-headed worms, roundworms and pinworms. They live in the gastrointestinal tract, blood, lymphatic system and other tissues.
~ Ectoparasites – ticks, fleas, lice, and mites that live on the surface of a human host and attach or burrow into the skin.
~
There are a host of parasitic infections that cause disease in humans. The effect can range from mildly annoying to life threatening. Malaria is the most prevalent parasitic disease worldwide killing more than 1 million people each year, while trichomoniasis, a common vaginal infection, is the most common parasitic infection in the US.
~
Here are some parasitic diseases found on our doorstep.
~
Ascariasis (roundworm) – The eggs produced by roundworms living in soil are transmitted to humans when they are swallowed. The eggs hatch into worms in the intestines, that cause pain and vomiting, and can also travel through the bloodstream to the lungs to cause wheezing and coughing. The eggs can be transmitted via human feces found in fields, streets, and back yards.
~
Pediculosis (lice) – Lice can infect the human head, body and pubic hair. They are spread by close contact with another infected person or contaminated furniture or clothing.
~
Giardiasis (giardia) – Giardiasis comes from drinking or coming into contact with water, feces (human and animal), food, hands or objects contaminated with the giardia larvae. It causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, greasy stools, dehydration and weight loss.
~
Trichomoniasis (trich) -The trichomonas parasite is a sexually transmitted disease that infects the vagina and urogential tract.
~
Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) – A protozoa that infects the gastrointestinal tract causing life-threatening diarrhea, particularly in immunocompromised people.
~
Toxoplasmosis – Is primarily transmitted when infected undercooked meat is eaten. It also infects domestic cats, who can release eggs in their feces to later infect their human caretakers. The parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat’s feces. It can cause mild aches and pains and severe damage to the brain, eyes, or other organs.
~
Scabies (mites) – Mites burrow into the upper layer of the skin to lay eggs. The pimple-like “S-shaped” rash is intensely itchy. It is easily contracted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person and can be acquired during sexual encounters.
~
Enterobiasis (pinworm) – Is cause by a roundworm (nematode) and infects the colon and rectum. Female pinworms crawl out of the intestines through the anus and deposit their eggs on the surrounding skin, usually when a person is sleeping. The eggs are transferred to the mouth of a new host from hands that have come in contact with egg-contaminated food, clothing or bedding where they can survive for 2 to 3 weeks.
~
Besides the obvious – avoiding direct contact with an infected person or contaminated items – there are some effective weapons for keeping parasitic diseases out of range.
~
Water Guns
~ Don’t drink water or use ice made from lakes, rivers, springs, streams or poorly monitored or maintained wells
~ Avoid swallowing recreational water in swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, spas and fountains
~ Do not swim if you are infected or are experiencing diarrhea to protect others
~ Pay attention to public health department water advisories and do not drink untreated tap water during community-wide outbreaks of disease
~ Heat water to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute or use a NSF-rated filter that has an absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller if water potability is uncertain
~
Food Fighters
~ Use uncontaminated water to wash all food that is to be eaten raw, or peel them
~ Avoid drinking unpasteurized milk or dairy products
~ Avoid eating food from street vendors
~ Cook beef, lamb, veal roasts and steaks to 145degF; pork, ground meat, and wild game to 160degF, and poultry to 180degF in the thigh (can also freeze meat for a few weeks)
~ Do not taste meat until it is fully cooked
~
Body Blockers
~ Wash hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water especially after using the toilet, before handling or eating food and before and after every diaper change
~ Wear gloves when doing gardening or working in soil and sand
~ Keep fingernails clean and short and avoid biting nails
~ Avoid scratching the skin in the anal area
~
Dirt Busters
~ Clean anything that may be contaminated with feces such as bathroom fixtures, changing tables, diaper pails and toys regularly
~ Wash cutting boards, dishes, counters, utensils, and hands with hot soapy water after contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood, or unwashed fruits or vegetables
~ Change litter boxes daily and avoid getting a new cat or cleaning a cat’s litter box if you are pregnant
~
SITES
~
Dr Oz on Parasites
https://www.google.com/search?q=Dr+Oz+parasites+show&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
~ Dr Oz… Look through his episodes about parasites… How to tell you may have them, they types, what they feast on in you, etc… View all his episodes and talks about them…
~
GOOGLE:
parasites
Dr Oz parasites

March 18, 2013

Vitamin D Deficient

Posted in VITAMINS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:12 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
I just had my Vitamin D level tested… Good is 50-80 i am at 8.4 low… Not good! A sure indicator i have something eating at it in me… I am sure of “bad”parasites!
~
My primary doctor’s office rep said most all of the patients checked are real low… They have no idea why she added…
~
I copied the whole page…The author is from the UK…
~
http://www.h-pylori-symptoms.com/why-do-people-become-vitamin-d-deficient/
Why Do People Become Vitamin-D Deficient?
On 01.26.13 • In Diet • by Dave Hompes
~
There are actually two forms of vitamin D: vitamin D3 and vitamin D2.
Vitamin D3 is also called cholecalciferol. It is formed in the skin upon exposure to the sun.
~
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) comes from food and some types of nutritional supplements.
~
Once vitamins D3 and D2 have been formed, they are transported in the blood to the liver where chemical transformation occurs to create a molecule called 25-Hydroxyvitamin-D.
~
This chemical is important as it is the primary form of circulating vitamin D and is one that is most frequently measured in vitamin D Testing, which I’ll teach you about very soon.
~
There is enormous concern over the occurrence of poor vitamin D status and some prominent researchers have identified vitamin D deficiency as pandemic…
~
The consequences of vitamin D deficiency are also of great concern in healthcare. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with:
~
~ Osteoporosis (as vitamin D is needed for proper calcium absorption from the gut)
~ Cancer
~ Autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and multiple sclerosis
~ Childhood immune-related illnesses and symptoms, including wheezing (which is extremely common!)
~ Poor ability to fight infection (including H pylori)
~ Mood and energy levels (especially S.A.D syndrome, where folk suffer with depression and low energy in the winter months)
~
How Can You Become Deficient In Vitamin D?
~
Well, there are two obvious reasons why we have such an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency:
~
Lack of Sun Exposure
~
In order for vitamin D3 to be formed in our skin, we must have exposure to UV radiation from the sun!
~
Problem number One is that, at high latitudes, there is not enough sunshine during the year, full stop!
~
Problem number Two is that even in places where there is enough sunshine, we spend too much time indoors (at work, etc).
~
Problem number Three is that even when we do venture outside, we wear clothes and we don’t expose enough skin to the UV rays.
~
Problem number Four is that even when we do get our kit off, we plaster ourselves with large amounts of toxic sunscreen that acts like a thick layer of clothing and prevents the sun’s rays getting through to our skin (largely due to the fact that we are told that the sun is “bad” for us and that exposure causes skin cancer).
~
Vitamin D Deficiency is a Human Behaviour Problem (& One of Profit-Driven Scare-Mongering)
Of course, if you stay out in the midday sun having not had much exposure, you’re going to get burned!
But this is a human behavior problem, not the fault of the sun! The sun drives life on this planet. The notion that it is in some way ‘bad’ for us is ridiculous.
~
It is “spin” that has been driven by profit-seeking companies who want to sell sunscreen. Incidentally, these companies often happen to be the very same ones who recommend drugs like antacids for heartburn, even though heartburn is most often caused by low stomach acid already.
~
Lack of Vitamin D2 In Your Diet
~
Oily fish (wild-caught, not farmed) are good sources of vitamin D2. Eggs can be good sources as long as they are organic. Beef liver is good for D2 as well.
~
The list below is copied from Wikipedia:
Catfish, 85 g (3 oz) provides 425 IU (5 IU/g)
Salmon, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz) provides 360 IU (3.6 IU/g)
Mackerel, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), 345 IU (3.45 IU/g)
Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 50 g (1.75 oz), 250 IU (5 IU/g)
Tuna, canned in oil, 100 g (3.5 oz), 235 IU (2.35 IU/g)
Eel, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), 200 IU (2.00 IU/g)
A whole egg provides 20 IU if egg weighs 60 g (0.33 IU/g)
Beef liver, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), provides 15 IU (0.15 IU/g)
Fish liver oils, such as cod liver oil, 1 Tbs. (15 ml) provides 1360 IU (90.6 IU/ml)
~
The problem is that many of us simply don’t eat anywhere near enough of these foods to get enough vitamin D2 for our bodies to use.
~
*
The issue can be complicated even further by the fact that so many people have problems with gut function.
Gluten intolerance, processed foods, chronic digestive infections such as H pylori, fungal overgrowth and parasites can all impact our ability to digest and absorb protein-rich and fatty foods.
*
~
Low stomach acid levels (hypochloridia), low levels of pancreatic digestive enzymes and sluggish liver/gallbladder function can all prevent proper absorption of all the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K, CoQ10).
~
Summary
Vitamin D is such an important vitamin that we simply cannot afford to be deficient! Cancer, autoimmune illness, infections, inflammation, mood and energy levels can all result from lower than optimal levels of this vital nutrient.
~
Lack of sun exposure is a massive problem, even in countries where the sun shines a lot (because most of us work indoors)
~
Lack of dietary intake and poor digestive function also contribute to Vitamin D deficiency.
~
As we’re having an “Indian Summer” here in the UK, I am going out to sunbathe!

March 13, 2013

Heart Disease

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , at 10:49 pm by PCOSLady

HEART DISEASE
~
PCOS Lady:
Many of us only hear from our doctors to watch our lipids and blood pressure!
~
The Life Extension Foundation details why each of these 17 daggers are triggers!
www.lef.com
~
HEART: Arterial Disease
~
Any one of these “daggers” can initiate and propagate vascular disease… In the real world aging humans suffer small pricks from the point of the daggers over a lifetime… The cumulative effect of these dagger pricks (risk factors) is arterial occlusion and, far too often, stroke or acute heart attack….
~
~ low blood EPA/DHA
~ elevated C-reactive Protein
~ excess LDL
~ excess Insulin
~ Low HDL
~ High Glucose
~ Nitric Oxide Deficit
~ Insufficient Vitamin D
~ Low Vitamin K
~ Excess Estrogen
~ Excess Triglycerides
~ Low Free Testosterone
~ Excess Fibrinogen
~ Excess Homocysteine
~ Hypertension
~ Excess Cholesterol
~ Oxidized LDL
~
SITES
~
Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0924/moderate-arsenic-in-environment-tied-to-higher-heart-attack-stroke-risk.aspx?xid=aol_eh-cardio_6_20130923_&aolcat=ESR&icid=maing-
grid7|main5|dl15|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D380863
~ Everyday Health …. Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk … Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans.
~
‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds
http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/04/crown-baldness-associated-higher-risk-heart-disease-analysis-finds
~ Susan Perry … 04/04/13 … ‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds… Male pattern baldness is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, but only if the baldness is on the crown of the head, a new meta-analysis of previous studies reports. Among men with receding hairlines, no significant increase in risk was found.
~ A possible marker… The reasons for the association between baldness and heart disease are unclear, the meta-analysis authors point out. It may be, however, that top-of-the-head baldness is a marker for insulin resistance or chronic inflammation or some other factor that promotes heart disease.
~
TESTS:
~
HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
~
GOOGLE:

Mercury ~ QP

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged , , at 8:13 pm by PCOSLady

Metals are in YOU! ~ Called free radicals ~  They cause medical conditions as well... ~ Body is a conductor...

Metals are in YOU! ~ Called free radicals ~ They cause medical conditions as well… ~ Body is a conductor…


~
MERCURY POISONING
~
PCOS Lady:
You may have a few, all or maybe more of than the symptoms listed…
~ If your tooth is bothering you do not let your dentist pull your good teeth!
~
Mouth Remedy ~ Try one or another depending on sensations…
~ Salt water rinse ~ Good before sleeping or to take discomfort away fast for a while…
~ Vinegar rinse ~ Takes sensation away …
~ Peroxide rinse ~ Takes sensation away …
~ Lay a brewed tea bag against teeth and cheek for awhile to overnight …
~
Mercury Poisoning Symptom List
http://www.claybaths.com.au/mercury_poisoning_test.html
~
HEAD:
~ headaches ~ migraines ~ stuffy sinuses ~ vision problems ~ hearing difficulties ~ memory loss ~ lack of concentration ~ insomnia
~
MOUTH & THROAT:
~ chronic hoarseness ~ sore throats ~ cols sores ~ bleeding gums ~ painful gums ~ swollen glands in throat ~ thyroid problems
~
CHEST & CARDIOVASCULAR:
~ asthma ~ bronchitis ~ chest pains ~ irregular heartbeat ~ tachycardia ~ high blood pressure
~
STOMACH & G.I. TRACT:
~ bloating ~ constipation ~ Crohn’s Disease ~ diarrhea ~ gastrointestinal problems ~ IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome ~ Stomach Ulcers (Helicobacter Pylorii)
~
KIDNEYS & BLADDER:
~ frequent urination ~ bladder infections
~
NEUROMUSCULAR:
~ muscle tremors ~ numbness anywhere
~
SENSITIVITIES:
~ allergies ~ skin disorders ~ dry, peeling skin at fingers
~
METABOLISM:
~ lack of energy
~
APPARENT PERSONALITY TRAITS:
~ anxiety ~ bad temper ~ depression ~ dizziness ~ fatigue ~ irritability ~ nervousness
~
MAJOR SIGNS OF MERCURY TOXICITY:
~ metallic taste in mouth ~ metallic smell in urine ~ metallic smell in feces
~
HAVE YOU EVER HAD:
~ kidney disease ~ kidney failure ~ Multiple Sclerosis ~ ALS (Lou Gerhrig’s Disease) ~ SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythemotosus) ~ FM (Fibromyalgia) ~ CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
~
PCOS Lady:
~ Do a Heavy Metals Cleanse ASAP…
~ Look for a holistic dentist to remove all metal and dental work…

Parasites

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged at 7:32 pm by PCOSLady

Wreaking Havoc in "YOU"

Wreaking Havoc in “YOU”


~
PARASITES (BAD) … SYMPTOMS, SITES, INFORMATION
~
PCOS LADY: REALITY IS ~
The hard fact is there is an increasing amount of infections popping up in the US… Most doctors are not keeping up with all the new research and medical things today! You have to do your own research and direct your doctor on what you need, etc… Realize you control the treatment and all that is done on you by law…
~ So many people are moving in to and visiting the US… We are traveling abroad as well… Foods carry many things we can not see with the naked eye! Bugs, etc… hitch rides on planes, boats, trucks, etc… Your water supply may have bacteria, fungus and parasites in it…
~
MY PERSONAL SUGGESTIONS: Read more at https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/
~ Symptoms: 1st thing is to keep a journal of your symptoms… This can be comprised of the times, dates, what you were doing and the symptoms, the length the symptoms stayed and the characteristics of your symptoms… It all means something about the cause, path and how to treat it… Include ones you assume are from aging, chemistry changing, etc…
~ Get a parasite test kit from http://www.ParasiteTesting.com first… Know what types you do have, if you have any… Treat to rid them (A 3 month process!)… and then do a cleanse every 3 months after for a year then yearly…
~ I would be sure your doctor checks all your mineral and nutrient levels since parasites steal your good nutrients leaving bacteria and waste behind in you…
~ A month after, now list your symptoms and tackle them with your health care provider…
~ * If you know your doctor can’t figure out why you’re not feeling 100%, you may have bad parasites, morgellons or another condition !
~
HAIR ANALYSIS:
http://drlwilsson.com/do%20hair%20analysis.htm
~ Dr L Wilson … Has a list by state of those experienced in hair analysis… This test shows your mineral and nutrient levels and what to eat to correct them…
~
PARASITES “BAD”:
http://www.ParasiteTesting.com
~ Dr Omar Amin … Lab is in AZ and checks for every parasite known to man in the word! Dr Amin, owner of the Parasite Testing Lab told me this same thing about the US… His research on 100 US proved 32% had parasites… 100 European proved 20% had parasites… Get a parasite test kit from first… Know what types you do have, if you have any…
~
https://humaworm.com/
~ Huma Health … Extensive parasite symptoms list … Plus read through their site, it’s highly informative…Check off and add your symptoms to show your doctor… Keep a copy for yourself!
~ Quoted from: Huma Health https://humaworm.com/deworming.html
~ WHY ARE WE NOT BEING DIAGNOSED?
We live in a modern, clean, sanitary country – talking about parasites is UNHEARD OF. We Americans consider it to be a Third World problem. American doctors are not trained to recognize or treat parasite infections. American doctors who take a Parasitology course (the study of human parasites) are given information and stats from foreign countries, so these doctors perceive parasites as a problem not associated with the United States. In other words, it’s not talked about, not taught to the members of our medical community and is frankly ignored by most everyone.
~
NOTES:
http://www.healthline.com/health/heart-disease/women-causes
~ Health Line…Exert: Heart Infection: Certain bacteria, viruses, and parasites can infect the heart, causing heart disease.
~ Carditis is caused by a bacteria infection in your heart… Heart surgery is done to get rid of it!
~ Parasites and dental infections are a couple causes of it…
~ * Morgellons, the crawling sensations felt, sensations in your gum, a loosened tooth, etc… This is another set of symptoms that overlap parasites…
~ More parasite symptoms are redness on your hands arms to elbows and feet to knees days… You may see white spots in the red as well plus may see just red dots that are deep then go light… Heart burn is another feeling you will experience!
~
SYMPTOMS of PARASITES
~
Quoted from:
https://humaworm.com/symptoms.html
~ ~ ~
HOW & WHY PARASITES MAKE US SICK
Before you read over the following list of symptoms, you need to understand how and why parasites make us sick. Parasites are the HIDDEN DISEASE, they can occur ANYWHERE in the body, in EVERY organ, in ALL tissues, and in the blood. Parasites can cause problems that mimic other disorders and are not diagnosed as being parasite related.
~
Not only do they cause harm by taking nutrients away from their host, they also produce toxic waste (from their excrement and death cycles) that affects the human body including the central nervous system.
~ ~ ~
THE SYMPTOMS of PARASITE INFECTIONS
~ ~ ~
STOMACH & INTESTINAL COMPLICATIONS – The sheer number of parasites in the lower digestive system and the toxic waste produced by them can cause these problems:
~ Diarrhea ~ Chronic Constipation ~ Gas & Bloating ~ Digestive Problems ~ Excessive Early Bowel Movements (very explosive bowel movements very soon after eating) ~ Abdominal Pain ~ Mucus in the Stools ~ Leaky Gut ~ Nausea ~ Hemorrhoids ~ Burning in the Stomach ~ Bloody Stools
~
FATIGUE – The toxic metabolic waste overloads and overworks the organs of elimination and taxes the central nervous system causing:
~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ~ Low Energy ~ Lethargy ~ Excessive Weakness
~
SKIN DISORDERS & ALLERGIES – Parasites that penetrate the skin cause itching. When tissue becomes inflamed from these parasites, the body’s white blood cells increase to defend the body. This reaction causes skin rashes and food allergies to appear. Parasites also create toxins and the skin, being the largest organ, tries to remove these toxins which causes many skin problems.
Symptoms include:
~ Dry Skin ~ Dry Hair ~ Brittle Hair ~ Hair Loss ~ Allergies ~ Itchy Nose ~ Itchy Anus ~ Itchy Skin ~ Hives ~ Allergic Reactions to Food ~ Crawling Sensation Under the Skin ~ Rashes ~ Weeping Eczema ~ Cutaneous Ulcers ~ Papular Lesions ~ Swelling ~ Sores
~
MOOD & ANXIETY PROBLEMS – Once again, it’s the toxic metabolic waste produced by the parasites that attack the central nervous system causing:
~ Mood Swings ~ Nervousness ~ Depression ~ Forgetfulness ~ Unclear Thinking ~ Restlessness ~ Anxiety ~ Slow Reflexes
~
SLEEP DISTURBANCES – The physical presence of the parasites themselves are a nuisance to the human body. The body reacts to them during periods of rest, this in turn produces:
~ Insomnia ~ Teeth Grinding During Sleep ~ Bed Wetting ~ Drooling While Asleep ~ Disturbed Sleep – Multiple Awakenings
~
WEIGHT & APPETITE PROBLEMS – Parasites live undetected by their hosts. They rob the body of all essential nutrients (they get the choicest nutrition from the food you eat) and you are left with the fats, sugars, etc. Many overweight persons are infested with parasites, they stay hungry which leads to overeating because of the parasites. Depending on the type of parasite infestation, many people are malnourished, they can’t gain weight, again, because of the parasites. This is why parasites cause:
~ Weight Gain ~ Long-Standing Obesity ~ Loss of Appetite OR ~ Uncontrollable Hunger Eating More Than Normal BUT Still Feeling Hungry ~ Inability to Gain or Lose Weight
~
MUSCLE & JOINT COMPLAINTS – Parasites can travel to almost all soft tissue including in the joints and muscles where they cause cysts and inflammation that is commonly mistaken as arthritis and muscle pain. The toxins from parasites can also pool in the joints and in muscle tissue causing:
~ Muscle Pain ~ Joint Pain ~ Muscle Cramping ~ Numbness of the Hands and/or Feet ~ Heart Pain ~ Pain in The Navel ~ Pain in the Back, Thighs or Shoulders ~ Arthritic Pains ~ Fast Heartbeat
~
BLOOD DISORDERS – The parasites get the good vitamins, including iron, leading to:
~ Hypoglycemia ~ Anemia
~
SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS – With a weakened immune system caused by parasites and their waste you also can experience:
~ Male Impotence ~ Erectile Dysfunction ~ PMS ~ Candida – Yeast Infections ~ Urinary Tract Infections ~ Cysts & Fibroids ~ Menstrual Problems ~ Prostate Problems ~ Water Retention
~
OTHER SYMPTOMS – More health problems caused by parasites:
~ Excessive Saliva ~ Unclear Vision ~ Bad Breath ~ Poor Immune Response ~ Fever ~ Respiratory Problems ~ Peritonitis ~ Chronic Viral or Bacterial Symptoms ~ Body Odor
~
FYI:
Tremors, MS, Fibromyalgia, asthma, metabolic conditions, inflammation (have many forms in us) are all masking the true cause! Parasites in us! … Something to think about… Parasites are to blame for many things… ( 9 out of 10 (most symptoms) and 8 out of 10 (IBS cases) result causes are parasites!)
~ A retired doctor (July of 2012 in Walmart) told me about a woman with tremors… He sent her to ParasiteTesting.com years ago… She went and thanked the doctor cause she was cured of all her symptoms!
~
BAD PARASITES:
When (bad) parasites are suspected “you” must realize Quest Diagnostics lab and Lab Corp lab are basic labs and can only check a few types… Per the 800# lab manager: “Quest only tests for what is normally abnormal in that body area.”
* The Parasitology Center, http://www.parasitetesting.com lab in AZ tests for every type parasite known to man in the world!

Medical Malpractice

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged at 7:12 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.abpla.org/what-is-malpractice
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

~ A violation of the standard of care – The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then negligence may be established.
~ An injury was caused by the negligence – For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury. If there is an injury without negligence or negligence that did not cause an injury, there is no case.
~ The injury resulted in significant damages – Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:

~ Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
~ Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
~ Unnecessary surgery
~ Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
~ Improper medication or dosage
~ Poor follow-up or aftercare
~ Premature discharge
~ Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
~ Failure to order proper testing
~ Failure to recognize symptoms

Choose a Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney
~ If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, you should consult a Board Certified medical malpractice attorney.
~ ABPLA Board Certified medical malpractice attorneys are among the best medical malpractice attorneys in the country. Each Board Certified attorney must meet and exceed rigorous standards through Experience, Ethics, Education, Examination and Excellence in professional liability law.

Medical Harm

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged , , at 6:58 pm by PCOSLady

MEDICAL HARM:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_harm
~ Medical harm refers to any systemic failure in the health care system that results in a negative psychological or physical consequence. Medical harm is not limited to iatrogenic illness.
~
The term “medical harm” was first used after a Harvard Medical study in 1991 concluded that patients incurred a substantial amount of injury from medical management, and the injuries were a result of substandard care. A 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine, “To Err is Human,” further defined the scope of the problem and outlined comprehensive recommendations for reducing harm.
Prevalence ~ In the United States
~
~ 10% of acute hospital admissions resulted in the incidence of an adverse event.
~ In 1999, it was estimated that 44,000 – 98,000 people die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors, making it the tenth leading cause of death.
~ In 2000, it was estimated 225,000 deaths from iatrogenic causes, making it the third leading cause of death.
~ Twenty to 30 percent of patients in the United States receive care that is contraindicated.
~ Adults 65 years and older are three times more like than younger adults and 60% more likely than middle-aged adults to experience post-operative respiratory failure following elective surgery even after adjusting for co-morbidities.
~ Few studies have been done to determine medical harm in the clinical or outpatient setting.
~
Types of medical harm ~ In a clinical setting or hospital
~
* misdiagnosis – a provider incorrectly identifies a patients condition or disease (ex. a patient is diagnosed with heart burn, a gastro-intestinal condition when he actually has a heart condition)
* under-diagnosis – a provider does not fully identify the cause (ex. a patient with Lyme disease, which is caused by a tick and starts out with vague symptoms like fatigue and joint pain is told he has fibromyalgia)
* overdiagnosis – something benign is identified as happening often with cancer where non-specific cancer marker is identified with the potential that the cancer carries no risk to the patient’s health.
* unnecessary surgery – a provider performs a surgery without utilizing or ruling out less invasive options (ex. a hysterectomy for uterine bleeding before considering a uterine fibroid artery embolization)
* under treatment – lack of appropriate follow-up or treatment, often related to lack of health insurance, or inability of provider to diagnose
* over treatment – a provider provides more interventions than are required (ex. provider prescribes a multiple medications to ensure his patient with epilepsy is seizure free without considering the side effects)
~ ~ ~
PATIENT ABUSE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_abuse
~ Patient abuse or neglect is any action or failure to act which causes unreasonable suffering, misery or harm to the patient. It includes physically striking or sexually assaulting a patient. It also includes withholding of necessary food, physical care, and medical attention. It applies to various contexts such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home visits.
~ ~ ~
NEVER EVENTS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_events
~ Never events are inexcusable actions in a health care setting, the “kind of mistake that should never happen”. The initial list of 28 events was compiled by the National Quality Forum of the United States. They are defined as “adverse events that are serious, largely preventable, and of concern to both the public and health care providers for the purpose of public accountability.”
~
Recommended actions following a never event
~ The Leapfrog Group offers four actions as industry standards following a never event:
~
1. apologize to the patient
2. report the event
3. perform a root cause analysis
4. waive costs directly related to the event

Medical Malpractice

Posted in LEGAL ISSUES tagged , , at 5:31 pm by PCOSLady

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
~
PCOS LADY:
FYI: Malpractice, abuse, oopsies, mistakes, should haves, etc… galore are happening every where today! The numbers are increasing daily!
~
Many of you have experienced it with your doctor, his staff or in the medical world…
~
What you experience may not be deemed malpractice but is serious or the start of a potentially serious matter… I will list the steps on handling these scenarios later…
~
Keep notes, keep a journal on “YOU”… Carry your medical records and notes with you when seeing your doctor or leave it in your auto…. You never know if you need info out of it!
~
ALL the information is crucial surrounding your malpractice case… !!!
~
http://www.abpla.org/what-is-malpractice
~
What is Medical Malpractice?
~
ABPLA Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The Top Medical Malpractice Attorneys in America
~
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:
~
~ A violation of the standard of care – The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then negligence may be established.
~ An injury was caused by the negligence – For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury. If there is an injury without negligence or negligence that did not cause an injury, there is no case.
~ The injury resulted in significant damages – Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.
~
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:
~
~ Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
~ Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
~ Unnecessary surgery
~ Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
~ Improper medication or dosage
~ Poor follow-up or aftercare
~ Premature discharge
~ Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
~ Failure to order proper testing
~ Failure to recognize symptoms
~
Choose a Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney
~ If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, you should consult a Board Certified medical malpractice attorney.
~ ABPLA Board Certified medical malpractice attorneys are among the best medical malpractice attorneys in the country. Each Board Certified attorney must meet and exceed rigorous standards through Experience, Ethics, Education, Examination and Excellence in professional liability law.
~
DEFINITIONS ~ Related
~
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_malpractice
~ Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction within countries. Medical professionals may obtain professional liability insurances to offset the risk and costs of lawsuits based on medical malpractice.
~
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_abuse
~ Patient abuse or neglect is any action or failure to act which causes unreasonable suffering, misery or harm to the patient. It includes physically striking or sexually assaulting a patient. It also includes withholding of necessary food, physical care, and medical attention. It applies to various contexts such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home visits.
~
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_harm
~ Medical harm refers to any systemic failure in the health care system that results in a negative psychological or physical consequence. Medical harm is not limited to iatrogenic illness.
~ See partial list below…
~
In a clinical setting or hospital
~
~ misdiagnosis – a provider incorrectly identifies a patients condition or disease (ex. a patient is diagnosed with heart burn, a gastro-intestinal condition when he actually has a heart condition)
~ under-diagnosis – a provider does not fully identify the cause (ex. a patient with Lyme disease, which is caused by a tick and starts out with vague symptoms like fatigue and joint pain is told he has fibromyalgia)
~ overdiagnosis – something benign is identified as happening often with cancer where non-specific cancer marker is identified with the potential that the cancer carries no risk to the patient’s health.
~ unnecessary surgery – a provider performs a surgery without utilizing or ruling out less invasive options (ex. a hysterectomy for uterine bleeding before considering a uterine fibroid artery embolization)
~ under treatment – lack of appropriate follow-up or treatment, often related to lack of health insurance, or inability of provider to diagnose
~ over treatment – a provider provides more interventions than are required (ex. provider prescribes a multiple medications to ensure his patient with epilepsy is seizure free without considering the side effects)
~
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Never_events
~ Never Events… Never events are inexcusable actions in a health care setting, the “kind of mistake that should never happen”. The initial list of 28 events was compiled by the National Quality Forum of the United States. They are defined as “adverse events that are serious, largely preventable, and of concern to both the public and health care providers for the purpose of public accountability.”
~ See list below…
~
According to a 2012 study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, there are as many as 1,500 instances of ‘surgical souvenirs’—instances in which a surgical tool or other foreign object is left inside of a patient’s body after surgery—every year in the United States. The same study suggests an estimated total number of surgical mistakes at just over 4,000 per year in the United States; however, these statistics are extrapolations from incomplete data rather than actual event counts.
~
List of Never Events:
~
As defined by the National Quality Forum and commonly agreed upon by health care providers, the current list of 28 never events includes:
~
~ Artificial insemination with the wrong donor sperm or donor egg
~ Unintended retention of a foreign body in a patient after surgery or other procedure
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with patient elopement (disappearance)
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with a medication error (e.g., errors involving the wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong patient, wrong time, wrong rate, wrong preparation or wrong route of administration)
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with a hemolytic reaction due to the administration of ABO/HLA-incompatible blood or blood products
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with an electric shock or elective cardioversion while being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with a fall while being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Surgery performed on the wrong body part
~ Surgery performed on the wrong patient
~ Wrong surgical procedure performed on a patient
~ Intraoperative or immediately post-operative death in an ASA Class I patient
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with the use of contaminated drugs, devices, or biologics provided by the healthcare facility
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with the use or function of a device in patient care, in which the device is used or functions other than as intended
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with intravascular air embolism that occurs while being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Infant discharged to the wrong person
~ Patient suicide, or attempted suicide resulting in serious disability, while being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Maternal death or serious disability associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy while being cared for in a health care facility
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with hypoglycemia, the onset of which occurs while the patient is being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Death or serious disability (kernicterus) associated with failure to identify and treat hyperbilirubinemia in neonates
~ Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers acquired after admission to a healthcare facility
~ Patient death or serious disability due to spinal manipulative therapy
~ Any incident in which a line designated for oxygen or other gas to be delivered to a patient contains the wrong gas or is contaminated by toxic substances
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with a burn incurred from any source while being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Patient death or serious disability associated with the use of restraints or bedrails while being cared for in a healthcare facility
~ Any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare provider
~ Abduction of a patient of any age
~ Sexual assault on a patient within or on the grounds of the healthcare facility
~ Death or significant injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault (i.e., battery) that occurs within or on the grounds of the healthcare facility
~
Recommended actions following a never event
~ The Leapfrog Group offers four actions as industry standards following a never event:
~
~ apologize to the patient
~ report the event
~ perform a root cause analysis
~ waive costs directly related to the event
~

~
SITES
~

…. Drug Watch ~  Drugs & Devices, Current Law Suits, FDA Recalls…
http://www.drugwatch.com/lawsuits/

~
GOOGLE:
medical malpractice
never events
standard of care
patient abuse
~ See also:
medical abuse
aggression in healthcare
blacklisting of patients by doctors
bullying in medicine
bullying in nursing
doctor-patient relationship
Iatrogenesis
Medical harm
Professional abuse

Antibiotics FYI

Posted in WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:58 pm by PCOSLady

Get Smart About Antibiotics
~
http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/learn-from-others/factsheets/antibiotic-use.html
~ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348
Antibiotic stewardship — the ultimate return on investment
~
Get Smart About Antibiotics: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
~
Did you know?
~
~ Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats.
~ Antibiotics are the most important tool we have to combat life-threatening bacterial diseases, but antibiotics can have side effects.
~ Antibiotic overuse increases the development of drug–resistant germs.
~ Patients, healthcare providers, hospital administrators, and policy makers must work together to employ effective strategies for improving antibiotic use — ultimately improving medical care and saving lives.
~ ~ ~
http://www.qualityforum.org/Projects/i-m/Infectious_Disease_Endorsement_Maintenance_2012/Infectious_Disease_Consensus_Standards_Endorsement_Maintenance_2012.aspx
~ Quality Forum
~
Infectious Disease Endorsement Maintenance 2012
View Endorsed Measures
Project Status: Current
~
Infectious Disease Consensus Standards Endorsement Maintenance 2012
~
The Opportunity
While many infectious diseases have been controlled or eradicated through the use of vaccines and advanced medicine, infectious disease continues to cause widespread morbidity and mortality, and rising health care costs. Specifically:
~
In 2008, hospital charges for infectious disease averaged $96 billion per year with an average 4.5 million hospital days per year.
~
An estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and nearly 642,000 Americans have died from AIDS since 1981. Last year total federal spending on HIV/AIDS-related medical care, research, prevention, and other activities was $21.3 billion. For fiscal year 2013, President Obama has requested $22.4 billion to combat HIV in the U.S.
~
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year the healthcare system spends $17 billion on sexually transmitted infections. It is estimated that in the U.S. there are roughly 19 million new infections every year.
~
Providing resources, such as patient education and intervention programs along with continued scientific research for existing and emerging diseases, will reduce mortality and healthcare costs. Appropriate use of antibiotics and antibiotic stewardship are critical factors in management of infectious disease. Antibiotic stewardship provides an opportunity to not only shorten anindividual’s length-of-stay in the hospital and improve patient outcomes, but also has the potential to reduce healthcarecosts. A University of Maryland study indicated that over 8 years, an antibiotic stewardship program saved $17 million.
~
NQF has endorsed a number of consensus standards to evaluate the quality of care for topic areas related to infectious disease over the past decade. As quality measurement has matured, better data systems have become available, electronic health records are closer to widespread adoption, and the demand for meaningful performance measures has prompted development of more sophisticated measures of healthcare processes and outcomes for infectious disease conditions. An evaluation of the NQF-endorsed® infectious disease measures and consideration of new measures will ensure the currency of NQF’s portfolio of voluntary consensus standards.
~
About the Project ~
This project began in April 2012.
~
Objectives
To ensure the currency of NQF’s portfolio of voluntary consensus standards for infectious disease, both newly submitted measures and consensus standards for maintenance review will undergo the consensus development process together, including review against the most recent NQF evaluation criteria. In addition to ensuring currency of specifications and evidence for the focus of the measure, endorsement maintenance provides the opportunity to harmonize specifications and to ensure that an endorsed measure represents the “best in class.”
~
NQF is seeking performance measures that can be used for accountability and public reporting in the following topic areas related to infectious disease (viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections) for adults and children in all settings of care. Measures addressing screening, vaccinations, treatments, diagnostic studies, interventions, or procedures associated with infectious diseases including but not limited to:
~
~ HIV/AIDS;
~ Hepatitis;
~ Respiratory infections including URI, acute bronchitis, influenza, tuberculosis and other respiratory infections (except pneumonia*);
~ Infections of the various organ systems including neurologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary or skin and soft tissues;
~ Sexually transmitted infections;
~ Opportunistic and atypical infections;
~ Sepsis and septic shock;
~ Adult immunizations (except influenza and pneumococcal**); and
~ Infectious disease threats: bioterrorism, pandemics and emerging infections.

~
*Measures for pneumonia are being considered in the Pulmonary and Critical Care project.
**Measures for influenza and pneumococcal immunization have recently been considered in the Population Health project:
Phase 1…

~
NQF is also soliciting performance measures related to antimicrobial use including appropriate care, antimicrobial stewardship and management of antimicrobial resistance such as MRSA.
~
NQF Process
The candidate measures will be considered for NQF endorsement as voluntary consensus standards. Agreement around the recommendations will be developed through NQF’s formal Consensus Development Process (CDP, Version 1.9). This project will involve the active participation of representatives from across the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders and will be guided by a multiple-stakeholder Steering Committee.
~
SITES
~
GOOGLE:

Next page

The HSD

What happens when a medical doctor becomes a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom

Night Owl Kitchen

...cooking the midnight oil.

G & R

Grinders & Roach Foundation

420 Smokers Blog

Stoner's Paradise

Virginia Willis

Tips, Techniques, and Recipes that Work.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Information

PCOS Information, Treatment & Research

veganpcosgoddess

Living with PCOS on a plant-based diet

Digging in the Driftless

resilient living in southwestern wisconsin

got pcos?

living well with polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS Lady

PCOS - related issues,facts,sites...

SNOWY FILLY

All About "ME"... Plus Info For YOU!

%d bloggers like this: