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July 2013 Archives

Fighting Nursing Home Abuse

Two women charged with caring for elderly patients faced a Long Island judge Tuesday, accused of beating an 88 year old man in his nursing home bed because he didn't want to shower. According to the victim's daughter, Patty Izzo, the two women "put a pillow on his face while one person was punching him." Izzo later found her father, a World War II veteran, brutally beaten in his nursing home bedroom. "Like an animal," Izzo said. "They treated him like an animal."

Keeping Safe Premises

In New Jersey and New York, property managers have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises for their visitors and workers. This means that, in addition to clearing hazards that may arise naturally or as a consequence of daily use (spills, icy surfaces), property managers must also ensure that their buildings are structurally sound and up-to-date on health and safety inspections. If a property is not properly maintained, and a guest is injured as a result, the property manager may be found negligent and held liable for the damages through a premises liability lawsuit.

IOH team: too many accepted medical practices harmful, unproven

The lead researcher of a team from the National Institutes of Health (IOH) states that the most dire problem existing in the medical industry today owes most prevalently to "when medical practices are instituted in error." Dr. Vinay Prasad says that the way to combat that is through eliminating what the IOH teams calls "medical reversal."

Focus: fine tuning training hours for resident MDs

It wasn't all that long ago that many voices within the medical industry were lamenting what was construed as the unduly long hours spent by beginning surgical resident on duty. The specific complaint was that sleep-lacking doctors were roaming hospitals across the country like zombies and performing operations while nearly blacking out on their feet.

Growing pains for electronic health records' implementation

The advent of electronic health record (EHR) systems to supplant paper records for patients in New Jersey and elsewhere across the country began in earnest several years ago with the federal government's initiative to reward hospitals upgrading their charts and records with financial bonuses.

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