My dad, Bill Aydt, received the rare gift of a new lung to cure a rare disease — but he never left the hospital.
For seven long months, Dad battled back from a cascade of common and preventable cracks in hospital care called “Never Events.” His fate was sealed when he took a fall, which led to pneumonia, a blood clot, two rounds each of C. diff and MRSA, suffering a stage 4 bed sore all the while.
About 8 weeks after we buried dad, my husband nearly died from hospital sepsis after “routine surgery.”
Our family followed conventional wisdom: for hospital stays, take someone with you, but..
Nothing in Life Prepares Us to Navigate Hospital Care for the People We Love
My dad paid the ultimate price. He died on September 23rd, one of a thousand deaths that day — and every day — that could have been prevented. I founded CampaignZERO to help families feel confident partnering with nurses and doctors to “zero out” their loved ones’ risk for accidental hospital harm or death.
CampaignZERO’s Checklist Solution
Studies show that checklists literally put everyone on the same page for patient safety. Vetted by medical experts, CampaignZERO checklists offer quick info and simple “to-do’s” to help prevent the most common hazards in hospital care. Use our checklists so you’ll know…
What to watch for
What to do and say
When to get a nurse or doctor
Safer Care, One Checklist at a Time
Feedback from patients and families who’ve used CampaignZERO, and those who have participated in our community events, has been incredibly heart-warming. We’re making inroads with our Safe & Sound family education tools for hospitals too.