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Survey: Majority of Nurses Overworked, Prone to Errors

An overwhelming majority of nurses report having to care for too many patients, and not having enough time to perform their duties efficiently and safely. The annual survey of nurses in Massachusetts found that the biggest and most significant challenge for registered nurses in providing quality patient care was caring for too many patients during a […]

Daily Cross Checks Can Reduce ER Medical Errors

When emergency room doctors have a system that allows them to cross-check their performances, it can lead to a reduction in medical errors, although not all types of errors. Those results came from a randomized trial that was conducted in France and involved a total of six emergency departments. Physicians in each of these departments […]

Food Truck Rollover Spill Memes? A Bad Idea and Here’s Why.

A recent truck rollover accident involving a tanker carrying several tons of liquid chocolate led to viral internet memes that featured highways flowing with molten chocolate and smart captions. However, these memes don’t do justice to the underlying seriousness of such accidents. There is no way to know exactly how many such food truck accidents happen every […]

Why Are More Pedestrians Dying in Accidents?

Since 2009, when pedestrian fatality numbers were at all-time lows, there has been a significant jump in the number of people dying while walking. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently studied the reason for this increase in accident fatalities and the changing patterns involving these deaths. Since 2009, the number of pedestrian fatalities has jumped […]

Medication Errors: How Seniors Can Avoid Them

Seniors may be at a higher risk of suffering from a medication-related error. The Harvard Medical School has tips for seniors to prevent these dangerous errors and injuries. There are reasons why seniors may be at a higher risk of suffering medication error-related injuries. Aging-related cognitive slowness may cause a senior to misunderstand a doctor’s instructions. […]

Dip in Motorcycle Accident Fatalities Nationwide, but Not Indiana

You’re still much more likely to be injured while riding a motorcycle than driving a car, but those risks seem to have dropped somewhat. In 2017, there was a significant decline in the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States. However, that progress doesn’t seem to have percolated down to Indiana. Here, there […]

Early Hospital Discharges Can Be Dangerous for Patients

Far too many patients every year get themselves discharged from the hospital earlier than the doctor recommends. This is a common practice, but one that may have serious consequences for the patient. The findings come as the result of a review which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently and finds […]

One in Three Young Adults Have Traveled with an Impaired Driver

In spite of being aware of the risks of drunk driving, many teens choose to ride in cars being operated by intoxicated or impaired motorists anyway. Those facts come from a recent study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The researchers focused on accidents involving both alcohol- intoxicated and drug-impaired motorists. They found […]

Tips for Seniors to Avoid Anesthesia Complications

Seniors are living healthier and longer lives than ever before. With life expectancies on the rise, most seniors can expect to undergo at least one surgical procedure during their lifetime. That means going under general anesthesia, exposing the senior to a number of the complications that anesthesia can involve. There is no denying the fact […]