Another tragic but educational sepsis case
nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 7 18:05:11 UTC 2014
One item to this: even if you come with medical research, and you are
confident in your opinions, doctors frequently don't accept it. Its not
just me but several others also.
On 7/7/2014 1:10 PM, Jason Maude wrote:
> The Health Service Ombudsman in the UK recently published a report on
> the tragic case of Sam Morrish, a 3 year old boy who died from sepsis.
> He had had flu but the various clinicians he saw failed to recognise
> the secondary infection until it was too late. Sam Morrish came in
> contact with several clinicians from his primary care practice, NHS
> Direct (telephone triage service) and emergency clinicians at his
> local hospital.
> These reports are a fantastic educational resource as they are
> incredibly detailed containing in depth accounts from all the parties
> concerned and applicable to many diseases. You can access the report
> from this link:
> On reading the report, I was struck by how the mother's sentiments
> were very accurate but she relied on her local GPs and the national
> phone triage service to tell her what to do rather than directly going
> to the Emergency Department which may have acted more appropriately.
> I wondered whether a patient triage tool attached to a symptom checker
> could help patients in this situation have more confidence in their
> own convictions rather than wait to be told what to do. If anybody
> does have any feedback on our new triage tool (listserv message of
> June 27th), I would really appreciate it.
> Many thanks
> Jason Maude
> Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
> Tel: +44 1428 644886
> Tel: +1 703 879 1890
> www.isabelhealthcare.com <http://www.isabelhealthcare.com/>
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