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Originally Posted by sweetbaby3
OK, so the ER doctor in question wouldn't actually administer the blood. Which is really no big deal, because i have never actually seen a doctor or surgeon actually administer the transfusion him/herself. Would the JW MD write or give the verbal order for blood? What if he or she works in a busy trauma ER and a patient needs blood, but the two other doc's are busy with other patients?
In a truly emergent situation, where every second is a decade, who writes the order?
Originally Posted by Penalt
No, you said
That is a lot different from simply not ordering a blood transfusion. For instance he could order a blood expander or drugs to stimulate the production of new cells from marrow, etc. etc.
As for me, I get hurt. Plug me in doc, make it type O. Okay?
As to the issue at hand. I think I would remind the pharmacist or doctor that Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land and by refusing to fill that scrip the least that may happen to them is the loss of their license to practice.
Originally Posted by sweetbaby3
That said, no one ever rushed into my ER, lights and sirens, or via Trauma Hawk with a life or death need for a circumcision or need for a vaccine.
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Originally Posted by chicagomom
Thought it couldn't get any weirder?
|ALL THESE ARE DEATHS PER YEAR:
12,000 -- unnecessary surgery 8
7,000 -- medication errors in hospitals 9
20,000 -- other errors in hospitals 10
80,000 -- infections in hospitals 10
106,000 -- non-error, negative effects of drugs 2
These total to 250,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!!
What does the word iatrogenic mean? This term is defined as induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment.
Dr. Starfield offers several warnings in interpreting these numbers:
First, most of the data are derived from studies in hospitalized patients.
Second, these estimates are for deaths only and do not include negative effects that are associated with disability or discomfort.
Third, the estimates of death due to error are lower than those in the IOM report.1
If the higher estimates are used, the deaths due to iatrogenic causes would range from 230,000 to 284,000. In any case, 225,000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer. Even if these figures are overestimated, there is a wide margin between these numbers of deaths and the next leading cause of death (cerebrovascular disease).
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Originally Posted by huggerwocky
I'll never understand that! I yet have to see studies showing me that the birth control pill leads to an abortion IF after a remote chance yous till get pregnant.I personally know of many women who,despite the pill got pregnant and had the baby anyway.
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