Posts from October 2020.

Leaving a surgical tool or some other object in the patient following an operation is a serious surgical error that should never happen.  But it happens more often than you probably think.

Medical mistakes are a serious health risk and a leading cause of death in the United States by some estimates.  Surgical errors are one type of these preventable medical “never events” – labeled as such because they are so serious they should never happen to a patient.

Serious Surgical Mistakes

Unfortunately, retained surgical instruments or RSIs, represent one example of serious mistakes made ...

Safety technology in passenger cars and SUVs has been widely adopted and expanded in recent years.  But its effectiveness may ultimately rely on the particular driver using it.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a not-for-profit organization focused on reducing fatal traffic crashes, has this year alone published the findings of three studies looking into the relationship between drivers and advanced safety technology.

Drivers Who Don’t Understand Computerized Technology

The first, released in June, focused on how the driver’s knowledge and understanding of the ...

The dramatic changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are numerous and exhaustive, felt by virtually all Americans.  It has even fueled the growth of a change in our medical care.  As a result of coronavirus, telemedicine is now a much more widely adopted norm.

But how safe is telemedicine?

Telehealth is not new.  It’s been around for more than a decade, but due to the current inherent health risks of COVID-19, its use has skyrocketed in 2020.  The benefits are obvious.  The chief being it limits physical interaction and therefore the risk of potentially deadly virus spread.

As more ...

The total number of people in the United States killed in all types of motor vehicle accidents has decreased in recent years. But the number of people who died in crashes with commercial trucks has not.

This month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its accounting of fatal traffic accidents for 2019 (“Preview of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2019”). It compares deaths in 2018 and 2019.  In 2018 36,835 people died in all manner of traffic accidents.  That number fell to 36,096 in 2019, a drop of 2%.

The report breaks down fatal crashes in numerous ...


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