Clerkship Health Care

Clean Hands

Washing your hands. Despite all our knowledge and advances in infectious disease control, there are few things as simple and effective as cleaning your hands between patient encounters. However, lots of people still don’t wash their hands correctly. They might not have the right technique, not spend a long enough time or not do it […]

Health Care Thoughts

Human Factors in Patient Safety

Just A Routine Operation from thinkpublic on Vimeo. A recent comment asked about sleep deprivation and patient safety. Should we trust doctors who have been up more than 24 hours in a row, when we know their decision making might be impaired? The debate on medical student/resident work hours is enough for a whole other […]