101 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors

V. 'Yinka Vidal, author of 101 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors - A 24 Year Odyssey

Author's Background: V. 'Yinka Vidal, BS. MA. H.(ASCP)

V. 'Yinka Vidal attended Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois and majored in Medical Technology and Psychology. He obtained a master's degree from Sangamon State University, Macomb, Illinois in Psychology with emphasis in Neurochemistry and post graduate studies at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri in Clinical Pharmacology and Pathology.

He worked as a research fellow in the Clinical Pharmacology department of the University of Lagos College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria. He taught and conducted seminars for medical students between 1977 and 1978 in neuropharmacology. He was the Chief Pfizer investigator of Chloroquine and malaria parasites, 1977/78. Vidal conducted a research of the antiarrhythmogenic effects of disopyramide phosphate (Norpace) and investigated the cardio-toxic, hepatotoxic and teratogenic effects of African medicinal herbs. He spent 12 months of graduate observation-internship in the Cardiology unit of the University of Lagos College of Medicine in Tropical Medicine.

Vidal worked thirty years as a Medical Technologist at various hospitals and commercial labs and ten of those years as a laboratory manager. He spent twenty years studying the biochemistry of the central nervous system and the pharmacology of human emotion and motivation.

He is a reporter and a writer, the managing editor for OUTCRY Magazine for ten years, and a webmaster for five years.

He is an associate member of American Society of Clinical Pathologists and a member of Clinical Laboratory Manager's Association (CLMA) and the chair of the National Campaign to Prevent Medical Errors.

Vidal is the author of the book: Overcoming the Invisible Crime (1993) - hospital management in crisis; the biography of a laboratory manager.

His third book is 101 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors: A 24-Year Odyssey, release Feb. 2002.

Chair of the National Campaign to Prevent Medical Errors.