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I just happened upon an excellent website (http://www.neverevents.org/), promoting the value of 11 years of “Never Events” as establishing safer practices in our hospitals. This site is authored by a physician and notes that another physician, Ken Kizer, MD, former CEO of the...
By: Lizbeth V. West, Esq. The employment lawyers at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin (WGCT&T) want to remind all employers that their OSHA 300a Annual Summary Report must be posted in the workplace by February 1, 2012 and remain posted until April...
New Study States That Antidepressants Increase the Risk of Falls in Nursing Home Patients with Dementia
A new study confirms that a large percentage of nursing home residents are prescribed anti-depressants, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). While in most cases, anti-depressants are beneficial to the well being of the residents, in patients suffering from dementia, they can...
While nursing homes should always look to prevent bed sores – a painful and sometimes deadly condition – a recent study conducted revealed that the prevention of bed sores is also cost effective. Foam mattresses which reduce pressure were found to be cost-effective 82% of the time as...
There is a strange phenomenon that happens quite often in this country. Whenever a new device or technology is made available that could potentially reduce deaths and/or injuries, the people responsible for implementing that technology do everything possible to try to get out of it. A good...