Media Resources and News  Releases

Permission to Use STTI Logo or Crest


If you are an STTI member, go to The Circle to download the chapter style guide and a JPEG file of the STTI logo. If you would like a vector image of the logo or crest, complete the form included in the style guide and your request will be reviewed as soon as possible.

If you are not an STTI member and would like to request use of STTI's official logo or crest, contact marketing@stti.org. In your email, provide detailed information regarding your intended use. Permission to use the logo or crest is granted on a case-by-case basis, and reasonable notice should be given. Approvals are for one-time use only.

STTI in the news   


Survivor of medical errors advocates for nationwide awareness

Nurse shares personal account of surviving a dangerous hospitalization


 CONTACT:
Julie Adams, Director, Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
julie@stti.org 
+1.317.634.8171

INDIANAPOLIS — Preventable medical error is now the nation’s third leading cause of death, according to a recent study from the Surgical Department of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Without transparent care in hospitals, many patients continue to suffer great harm without ever knowing what happened to them. This public health issue requires more public knowledge and research funding as well as increased awareness within the medical community.

Donna Helen Crisp, JD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, went into her surgery with the expectation of only an overnight stay. What happened during and after her surgery was out of her control. Due to a series of preventable medical errors, Crisp spent weeks on an ICU ventilator in a drug-induced coma and underwent four additional surgeries. She received little to no explanation from her doctor and healthcare providers. 

In an effort to find the truth, Crisp eventually learned that preventable medical error is a serious and pervasive issue in healthcare nationwide. She shares her story from her perspective, as a nurse, lawyer, and patient, in Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). 

This firsthand account reveals the ethical issues and dysfunction within many healthcare facilities and includes guidance for healthcare professionals on how to prevent or avoid potentially dangerous situations, recognize warning signs, and work collaboratively to provide safe and transparent patient care. Crisp acts as a voice for victims with the intention of contributing to a national conversation about improving medical care in hospitals.  

“People cannot solve a problem if they do not know they have a problem,” Crisp says. “The book looks at the bigger picture of how healthcare is delivered, especially in hospitals and teaching hospitals.”

The book is available at http://www.nursingknowledge.org/sttibooks.
 
Anatomy of Medical Errors: The Patient in Room 2
Donna Helen Crisp, JD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Published by STTI, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781940446844
EPUB ISBN: 9781940446851
PDF ISBN: 9781940446868
MOBI ISBN: 9781940446875
Price: US $ 29.95
Trade paperback, 224
Trim size: 53/8 x 83/8
 
About the author
Donna Helen Crisp, JD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, became a nurse in 1992 after working in social work, law, and music. After earning her BSN and MSN degrees, she became a mental health clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatry. She has worked with clients of all ages in various hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, homes, and private practice. Whether in the role of staff nurse, supervisor, administrator, consultant, or teacher, she focuses on the person’s suffering.

After teaching in the community college system for five years, Crisp became an assistant professor at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing, where she taught for six years in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Her nursing research has focused on chronic illness, suffering, quality of life, advance directives, ethical decision-making, and forgiveness. She has presented on these topics at numerous conferences. Her abiding passion continues to focus on the recognition and amelioration of suffering, wherever it exists. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she works as a nurse and writes about nursing.


###


 
About STTI
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s roughly 510 chapters are located at approximately 706 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

11 comments

Leave a comment.
  1. townsend middleton | Dec 19, 2016
    Finally!! Survivor of medical errors advocates for nationwide awareness have been shared here along rushessay writing services. It was nice to know how she survived  a dangerous hospitalization. I would like to read more about it, so will try purchasing the book.
  2. Harper Manning | Dec 28, 2016
    I really like ones own blog post. It will be decent to find one explain in words belonging to the core and even purity in this particular very important area of interest will be readily experienced. advise enjoy blog. forskolin supplement
  3. Harper Manning | Dec 28, 2016
    It’s an assessment web site. Might you look it over for people and also inform us just how trustworthy these kinds of critiques are usually? http://ecigarettessmoke.com/how-it-works/
  4. Atwood Aubrey | Dec 28, 2016
    Craft alot more articles and reviews in this particular area you now have the ideal approach to help you support writters. garcinia cambogia colon cleanse
  5. David | Jan 04, 2017
    I prefer the whole set of items, Thought about really enjoyed, I need more info . on this, considering that it is somewhat decent., Thanks a lot for the purpose of showing. pure forskolin
  6. debra | Jan 09, 2017
    My best friend lost his mom in a medical error. He was totally broken after that. I couldn’t help him with anything. It is sad that medical errors are one of the main reasons of death in our country. How can our doctors be so careless! computer running slow
  7. Naira | Jan 12, 2017
    Many people lost their lives due to the medical errors. I don’t understand why the doctors are becoming careless. Are they focusing only on the money that they get and not for the life of the people? The medical department has to look into this matter very seriously. professional Photoshop services
  8. Ardeen | Jan 13, 2017
    Nowadays medical errors are become a common issue. Many people lost their life because of these small errors. I think doctors are responsible for this. If proper punishment will be given to them, then they we will be more careful while treating a patient.makeup artist denver
  9. LIONEL | Jan 13, 2017
    It is really some shocking details of surviving the medical errors. It needs to be controlled as it is remaining as the nation’s leading third cause of death. People cannot solve a problem if they do not know they have a problem. This seems to be absolutely true considering the mentioned facts.catalina hotel
  10. Arleena | Jan 16, 2017
    The news about these medical errors are really shocking. Even though the rate of medical errors are increasing, medical board is not considering this as a major problem. We have to realize the importance of a human life. Hope a better decision will be taken to minimize it.best internet providers
  11. Ravi Kumar | Feb 23, 2017
    Slow Epson printer working problem create difficulties in your work, in this situation you must get connected with the technicians to finds the right way to resolve that issue immediately. They will give you accurate assistance. Visit our website for more details http://ukhelpnumber.co.uk/epson-printer.php

    Leave a comment.

    About STTI

    Resources:

    STTI Videos  - Now playing on YouTube

    STTI Fact Sheet - Learn about our mission, membership, products, and services

    Nursing Shortage Information

    Advertise:

    Reach nursing's best and brightest through print or online advertising