Safety

Surgical Mistakes Persist Despite Prevention Measures

These are the kinds of mistakes that make you slap your head in disbelief: Surgeons who operate on the wrong patient or on the wrong part of the body (also known as “wrong site” mistakes). In 2004, hospitals nationwide adopted a Universal Protocol that was supposed to prevent wrong-patient and wrong-site surgeries. The protocol consisted …

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Slippery Falls a Brain Injury Risk

In Minnesota, where winter seems to last forever and icy walkways are everywhere, falls have become the number one cause of traumatic brain injury. Here in North Carolina, where winters are relatively warm and mercifully short, slippery surfaces can still be dangerous. The three main slip-and-fall problems in North Carolina are that: We don’t expect …

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Minnesota Nursing Homes Seek to End the Stupor

How’s this for unconventional: The Ecumen chain of 15 Minnesota nursing homes has launched Project Awakenings, which calls for treating residents’ behavioral problems without resorting to antipsychotic drugs. The problems are real. Residents have physical and mental disorders, and they are often in pain, frightened, alone, and confused. In the worst cases, they react with …

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"Booze It & Lose It" Safety Campaign Under Way

As a law firm that represents clients who have been severely injured by drunk drivers, HensonFuerst Attorneys is always happy to announce the start of the “Booze It & Lose It” crackdown against people who drink and drive. According to an article in the New Bern Sun Journal, the North Carolina Highway Patrol launched its …

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Visit "Tree of Life" in Raleigh for Heartfelt Remembrance

On Friday, December 3, 2010, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) presented the “Tree of Life,” a lighted memorial to those who lost their lives in North Carolina traffic wrecks in 2009. The “Tree of Life” is an evergreen decorated with 1,346 light—one light for each life snuffed out on the road. There are two …

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"No Need 2 Speed" Campaign Very Successful

Is it wrong to feel sad about a success? The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) ran its “No Need 2 Speed” traffic campaign ran from November 15 to November 28, and it was a great success, sad to say. The higher the numbers, the worse it reflects on North Carolina drivers. And yes, …

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