by caryn (10110 Posts), Sat Jan 30, 2010 05:09 pm
This includes educating doctors about conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity. These can put women at risk if they become pregnant, and affected women should get specialized prenatal care.
The group requires hospitals to have a process for recognizing and responding quickly when a patient's condition worsens.
The [url="http://www.jointcommission.org/SentinelEvents/SentinelEventAlert/sea_44.htm"]Joint Commission's report[/url] says:
According to the HCA study, the most common preventable errors are:
Failure to adequately control blood pressure in hypertensive women,
Failure to adequately diagnose and treat pulmonary edema in women with pre-eclampsia...
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