TO ERR IS HUMAN

The #3 leading cause of death in the United States is its own health care system. 

Bleed Out

Filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows shares his investigation into the state of American health care after his mother's routine surgery left her in a coma with permanent brain damage. The cascading of errors that damaged his mother and lack of accountability mirror what so many experience of medical harm. 

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The Bleeding Edge

This eye-opening look at the fast-growing medical device industry reveals how the rush to innovate can lead to devastating consequences for patients.  ​The film highlights four medical devices: the Essure birth control device,  metal-on-metal hip-implants, pelvic mesh, and the da Vinci surgical robot.

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Grassroots Patient Advocates: Unsung Heroes

This video is from a presentation made to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial (PACCARB) by Voting Member, and Patient Safety Advocate, Alicia Cole. For over a decade, Grassroots Patient Advocates have been a driving force for Safety, 

Copy Of -Grassroots Patient Advocates: Unsung Heroes

This video is from a presentation made to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial (PACCARB) by Voting Member, and Patient Safety Advocate, Alicia Cole. For over a decade, Grassroots Patient Advocates have been a driving force for Safety, 

Copy Of -Grassroots Patient Advocates: Unsung Heroes

This video is from a presentation made to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial (PACCARB) by Voting Member, and Patient Safety Advocate, Alicia Cole. For over a decade, Grassroots Patient Advocates have been a driving force for Safety, 

The Captain of the Team is the Patient

"Remember, the captain of the team is the patient". After her mother, Alice Brennan, passed away in 2009 from multiple hospital-acquired infections, Mary Brennan-Taylor teamed up with the University of Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as an appointed adjunct research instructor to educate future doctors and nurses about the human impact of medical harm and the actions they can take to prevent such harm. (2011)

Patient Harm is the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US

The landscape of patient safety has significantly changed over the past ten years, largely due to the collective work of our Safe Patient Activist Network. There will always be obstacles to overcome, but this group of exceptional individuals is tackling those challenges head-on! 

"Drugs I Need"

 

"Drugs I Need" is a satirical animated short made by The Animation Farm and the Austin Lounge Lizards and produced by the Consumers Union in 2005. The video humorously calls attention to the serious subjects of side effects, high drug prices, billions spent on direct to consumer advertising and the lengthy, often incomprehensible disclaimers quickly read at the end of drug ads. 

"Like a Bridge OverDiagnosis"

 

Canadian pharmacist James McCormack's delightful and informational parody of Simon & Garfunkle's Bridge Over Troubled Waters will enlighten you and make your day!

Hip Implant Adverse Events - FDA PEAC Committee

   

PSAN member Linda J. L. Radach testifies before the FDA Patient Engagement Advisory Committee on the dangers of chromium cobalt hip implants along with patient safety concerns with the FDA medical device approval process and post market adverse event reporting.  Oct. 12, 2105    

Advice From Advocates

 

Advice from Advocates with Consumers Union Safe Patient Project on staying safe in the hospital. 

Activists Demand that Congress Stand With Patients, Not Industry Lobbyist.

In 2012, a group of activists and Consumers Union lobbied Congress for safer medical devices during the debate on renewing the Medical Device User Fee Act, which partially funds the FDA. Powerful medical device companies were lobbying for less oversight and less regulation. For many Congressional members and staff, these activists were the first patient voices they heard and the stories made clear the harm that can come from untested implants and devices

Keep Patients Safe!!

 

California activists protesting a Hospital Association lawsuit to stop the state from collecting surgical infection data - Hospital Association lost, Patients won!! (2011) 

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