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    Hospital mistake paralyzes new mom

    (The) hospital that gave lethal doses of a drug to three premature babies has made another medication mistake, giving a new mother a painkiller 10 times faster than intended and making her temporarily unable to walk.

    Amber Baise, 18, of Indianapolis, who received the painkiller during childbirth, has regained some movement in her legs as she recovers from what Methodist Hospital on Friday called a doctor's mistake.

    "We remain hopeful that she will receive a full recovery. That is our hope. That is our commitment," said Bill Stephan, a spokesman for Clarian Health Partners, which operates Methodist and Indiana University's hospitals.

    Baise entered Methodist on Oct. 8 to give birth to her first child and a doctor started her on an epidural. An improperly programmed pump gave her 10 hours worth of painkiller in just one hour.

    Baise delivered a healthy girl.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/medication_mistake&printer=1





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    Hospital mistake paralyzes new mom

    (The) hospital that gave lethal doses of a drug to three premature babies has made another medication mistake, giving a new mother a painkiller 10 times faster than intended and making her temporarily unable to walk.

    Amber Baise, 18, of Indianapolis, who received the painkiller during childbirth, has regained some movement in her legs as she recovers from what Methodist Hospital on Friday called a doctor's mistake.

    "We remain hopeful that she will receive a full recovery. That is our hope. That is our commitment," said Bill Stephan, a spokesman for Clarian Health Partners, which operates Methodist and Indiana University's hospitals.

    Baise entered Methodist on Oct. 8 to give birth to her first child and a doctor started her on an epidural. An improperly programmed pump gave her 10 hours worth of painkiller in just one hour.

    Baise delivered a healthy girl.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/medication_mistake&printer=1



    This stuff makes me so mad!

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    Good grief. Seems like there should be some checks and balances in place. IN rereading this article, I wonder if there are going to be any long term effects? Sounds as though it will wear off and all will be right again?

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    This stuff scares me to death. Paige has just been transferred to intermediate ICU and I wasn't comfortable with the nurses.It could be confusion over a patient with so many meds or it is a Mom's worry.

    Things happen especially with new doctors in teaching hospitals. Is this gal in a teaching hospital?

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    This stuff scares me to death. Paige has just been transferred to intermediate ICU and I wasn't comfortable with the nurses.It could be confusion over a patient with so many meds or it is a Mom's worry.

    Things happen especially with new doctors in teaching hospitals. Is this gal in a teaching hospital?
    It sounds like this particular hopsital has problems, I wouldn't worry TOO much, since GOd has gotten her through so far! If you are truly worried about her nurses, be sure to tell someone or have her transferred.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    It sounds like this particular hopsital has problems, I wouldn't worry TOO much, since GOd has gotten her through so far! If you are truly worried about her nurses, be sure to tell someone or have her transferred.
    Thanks, you are right. Just having an anxious moment...will be there in the morning and will check out things further. I think it is me right now.

    I hope this mom will be OK and I think she will. It almost sounds like an allergic reaction and certainly temporary.But totally scary to endure.

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    Methodist Hospital in Indy is suppose to be one of the top hospitals in the state. I don't know what is going on there, but the state board of health and JCAHO are going to come down on them like a ton of bricks.

    Methodist is the only Level 1 trauma center in Indiana. It is where the Indy 500 drivers are taken to if they crash.

    I sure hope they get their act together at Methodist, or they are going to be in some big trouble in the PR department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deespoohbear
    Methodist Hospital in Indy is suppose to be one of the top hospitals in the state. I don't know what is going on there, but the state board of health and JCAHO are going to come down on them like a ton of bricks.

    Methodist is the only Level 1 trauma center in Indiana. It is where the Indy 500 drivers are taken to if they crash.

    I sure hope they get their act together at Methodist, or they are going to be in some big trouble in the PR department.
    Oh wow interesting. Thanks for that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deespoohbear
    Methodist Hospital in Indy is suppose to be one of the top hospitals in the state. I don't know what is going on there, but the state board of health and JCAHO are going to come down on them like a ton of bricks.

    Methodist is the only Level 1 trauma center in Indiana. It is where the Indy 500 drivers are taken to if they crash.

    I sure hope they get their act together at Methodist, or they are going to be in some big trouble in the PR department.
    The babies aren't born in the trauma unit, and birthing seems to be where their problems are this year, so that doesn't mean much. It's been ridiculous. The state board of health can close them down for all I care and give their little trauma certification to someone else. Sheesh.

    ETA: Since you brought trauma units into it, I think Ft. Wayne's Parkview Hospital should try to upgrade from Level 2 to Level 1 trauma, as Indy is a long ways for people in the northern part of the state, even by medical helicopter, and there aren't even any other level 2's in the NE part of the state besides them.

    Sorry, back on topic, lol.


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    Wouldn't you think they'd be more careful???? The prices the hospitals charge these days for care........there is honestly no reason these errors should ever happen. It makes me boil!


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    I rememebr having my babies and getting the epidural. The 1st dose didn't work and I begged for more but the anestesiologist made me wait b/c of things like that. I see hers was on a pump though, mine was administerd by the anestsiologist by hand into the epidural line. Maybe that is the better way then to put it on a pump and leaving. He even stayed in the room for about 5min after watching me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    The babies aren't born in the trauma unit, and birthing seems to be where their problems are this year, so that doesn't mean much. It's been ridiculous. The state board of health can close them down for all I care and give their little trauma certification to someone else. Sheesh.

    ETA: Since you brought trauma units into it, I think Ft. Wayne's Parkview Hospital should try to upgrade from Level 2 to Level 1 trauma, as Indy is a long ways for people in the northern part of the state, even by medical helicopter, and there aren't even any other level 2's in the NE part of the state besides them.

    Sorry, back on topic, lol.
    I live in the Fort Wayne metro area, and I am an RN. The reason I have heard that Parkview can't get a Level 1 trauma certification is for the fact that they can't get the neurosurgeons to agree to be on call in the hospital 24 hours a day, which I think might be an requirement for Level 1. But I am not sure though if that is the real reason. You know how rumors can fly. The requirements for being Level 1 is much stricter than Level 2 though. Here is a link if any anyone is interested.

    http://www.amtrauma.org/news/news_detail_597.html

    I have also heard that Lutheran is going for Level 2 trauma certification. If the state of Indiana ever enacts a state wide trauma system, it pretty much mandates that trauma victims be transported to the nearest certified trauma center, even if it means bypassing another hospital. Ohio has such a system, and I think Michigan does too.

    I have to leave now for an appointment. This has been an interesting discussion though.

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    My epideral only took on one side. So I could feel half the pain. Better than nothing, but a huge disappointment. I didn't want any drugs at all, and didn't have one with my first child. But, my second child took 22 hours of labor and I was in a lot of pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight
    The babies aren't born in the trauma unit, and birthing seems to be where their problems are this year, so that doesn't mean much. .
    Correct IF the trauma unit and the OB/peds unit use different med check algorithms. If they use the same ones, this problem could easily propagate.
    Medication errors drive me nuts, since they are easily preventable.

    BTW, the epidural overdose should resolve without sequelae. Respiratory depression from the fentanyl (opiate) and seizures from the Marcaine (local anesthetic) which diffuses into the spine fluid space and on up to the brain are the life-threatening concerns (assuming they use both - they can be used individually). Inability to walk is transient and reversible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crypto6
    Correct IF the trauma unit and the OB/peds unit use different med check algorithms. If they use the same ones, this problem could easily propagate.
    Medication errors drive me nuts, since they are easily preventable.

    BTW, the epidural overdose should resolve without sequelae. Respiratory depression from the fentanyl (opiate) and seizures from the Marcaine (local anesthetic) which diffuses into the spine fluid space and on up to the brain are the life-threatening concerns (assuming they use both - they can be used individually). Inability to walk is transient and reversible.


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    This is what i was wondering.Thank you for this info.

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