For heart attack patients, time is critical. Heat attack misdiagnosis or delays in heart attack treatment can lead to serious health consequences including death. In the world of heart attack treatment, minutes can mean saving a life, preventing further damage to the heart and improving the likelihood of recovery.
Communication is key for patient safety and treatment in emergency rooms in Rhode Island and across the country. Mistakes made simply because a doctor or nurse did not get information from someone else that they needed to make a proper diagnosis, decision to admit or discharge order, are entirely avoidable.