Medical Mistakes
4:57 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

State finds "no deficiencies" at Seattle Children's

Following three high-profile cases involving its patients, Seattle Children's Hospital has been given a passing report card of "no deficiencies" by the  state Department of Health, according to the Associated Press.  Inquiries  of nurses and other health care providers involved in the cases are still ongoing.

The Associated Press reports:

The department said Wednesday its review of the hospital found that it has effective, adequate systems in place to prevent patient harm.

KPLU reviewed the three incidents under investigation:  

  • The death of a baby who received a too-high drug dose
  • A toddler incurred brain damage during a heart procedure
  • A medication error involving an adult in the emergency room.

The adult recovered.

Another case, one involving a baby en route to the hospital, also remains under investigation. The Seattle Times reports:

In that case, a nurse failed to follow proper procedure in giving the baby medicine.