APRA Releases a Life-Saving App For Patients to Fight the 3rd Leading Cause of Death
Medical errors in hospitals have increased significantly during the pandemic and their CEOs are concerned. Errors happen at all hospitals every day, resulting in millions of injuries and from 250,000 to 440,000 deaths a year. But these deaths and injuries are never publicly reported or acknowledged so people don’t realize they’re happening at their local hospital. Fortunately, many errors can be prevented by the patient, a family member or advocate, if they know what to do.
The Patient’s Hospital Safety Guide app from the American Patient Rights Association is now available to inform and guide patients to a safer outcome. It’s a must-have for anyone entering a hospital.
The app includes:
- how and when hospital errors occur
- how to stop many errors from happening
- how to know when an error has been made
- how to recognize when the patient is in distress and needs immediate attention
- what to do if an error has been made
- what to do if the patient has been harmed
.… and much more.
The app was developed for the layman without any medical terms so it’s easy to use and understand.
Who Should Use It and Why
This app is for hospital patients, their families and advocates. It is to be used to help protect the patient from being harmed by a preventable medical error.
When Should It Be Used
The app should be used before and during any hospital stay.
Where is it Available
Please share this information with your family and friends. You could save a life.