A crisis management plan about medical errors: Oxygen errors

Mandy S.M. Chan, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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With the flooding of reports of medical errors by the media everyday, the public is now more concerned about the issue of patient safety. Health care sectors have been putting great effort into preventing these occurrences. Numerous reports of different medical errors have been investigated, however, oxygen therapy, a commonly used medical treatment, is rarely mentioned. It can pose a risk to the patient and lead to serious consequences if not handled well. This paper provides evidence of how medical errors related to oxygen therapy can harm patients, illustrates a crisis management plan using the prevention, emergency and consolidation phases framework to manage medical incidents related to oxygen errors, and provides some implications for public health and health care professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrisis Management in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781611221589
ISBN (Print)9781617616099
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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