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Unbelted Back Seat Passengers Twice as Likely to Die in Car Crash

The number of motorists and front seat passengers who survive serious accidents has increased over the past few decades, primarily due to the increase in seatbelt usage rates among these occupants. However, the same is not true for back seat passengers. There are more number of fatal injuries involving back seat passengers now, and the […]

Bed Sores and Nursing Home Negligence

Patients or nursing home residents who spend much of their time confined to a bed or chair are especially at risk of pressure sores, more commonly known as bed sores. A nursing home can be held accountable for negligence resulting in pressure ulcers or bed sores. Beds sores are bruises or injuries to the patient’s […]

Incoming Phone Calls Linked to Nursing Errors

Hectic schedules and too many patients to care for – these are just some of the factors involved in nursing errors that are serious enough to cause harm to patients. Another lesser known factor is distractions caused by cell phones. According to a recently published study, incoming phone calls are associated with a higher risk […]

Hospital Mergers on the Rise, But Patient Care Isn’t Improving

The number of hospital consolidations has increased, but this trend  of hospitals merging with others hasn’t necessary translated into better standards of patient care or safety. According to a new study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, hospital mergers which are often promoted as a way for hospitals to cut costs and […]

Promising Experiments in Automated Nursing Home Care

One of the factors that really expose nursing home residents to the risk of neglect is under-staffing.  New technology that makes use of automated systems to give nursing home staff members robotic assistance to share their duties,  could be a big step forward in helping keep residents safe and cared for. Two pilot programs currently […]

Study: Patients Prefer Surgery Checklist to be Completed in Front of Them

Most patients prefer that their pre-surgery checklists be performed and completed in front of them. A new study finds that more and more patients prefer to be well-informed and in some control of the decisions that impact their safety in hospitals. Surgical errors, in most cases, are avoidable. These errors can range from wrong site […]

Dance Lessons can Help Children with Cerebral Palsy

Children who suffer from cerebral palsy may suffer from a number of motor and gait impairments. New studies indicate that ballet lessons, or any kind of dance classes for that matter, can help these children experience improvement in their motor and movement abilities. The study was conducted on children with cerebral palsy. All the children […]

Red Light Camera Violation-Related Deaths on the Rise

The number of people killed in red light violation-related accidents is on the rise across the country. Even as the National Highway Traffic safety Administration records drops in other types of accidents, the agency finds that accidents caused by drivers who run red lights remain stubbornly high, and on the increase. According to data by […]

Top 3 Most Common Medication Errors and How to Prevent Them

Medication errors are some of the most common medical errors, affecting as many as 1.3 million Americans every year. Medication errors refer to errors that involve the prescribing and dispensing of medication to patients. These errors can involve any of the following: Giving the wrong dosage of the medication Giving the wrong medication Using the […]

Mitigating Accident and Injury Risks of Senior Bicyclists

Hoosiers love their bicycles, and in many cases, continue to do so well into their golden years.  Cycling as a means of staying mentally and physically fit is a great hit among residents of Indianapolis. However, even as the streets seem to be getting safer in some parts of Indiana, senior cyclists continue to face […]