Posts from February 2021.

A medical safety organization has issued a warning as to the top medical care technology dangers to watch out for this year.

While technological advancements in the field of medicine have been on balance a valuable asset, there have been drawbacks when relying too heavily on them.  Defective medical devices – those improperly manufactured yet sent out to market – can cause serious harm to patients.

For example, a type of cardiac defibrillator recently was recalled after a component was found at risk of breaking, which could lead to the death of the patient in which it was implanted.

The number of pedestrians killed in a motor vehicle accident has climbed dramatically in recent years. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, last year there were more pedestrians killed in Missouri than ever before. Here’s a detailed look at some of the factors that have caused this spike in fatal pedestrian crashes.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the research arm of the AAA motor club, the number of pedestrian deaths increased 53% between 2009 and 2018.

Citing this rise, the organization in January released online the findings of its ...

Medication errors are a significant threat to patients every day.  An organization devoted to preventing them just released a list of the top preventable medication errors made last year.

A 2016 study by Johns Hopkins concluded that medical errors kill up to 250,000 patients every year in the United States, making them the third leading cause of death in the country. Serious, potentially fatal medical errors include:

·         Wrong-site surgery

·         Hospital-acquired infection

·         A missed diagnosis

Types of Serious Medication Errors

Medication errors are another leading type of medical ...

In terms of safely training new commercial truck drivers, the fox may soon be guarding the henhouse.

The commercial trucking industry is facing a driver shortage.  Reportedly the industry is down some 80,000 truckers compared to a year ago.  One reason is drug use by commercial truck drivers.

Drug Use by Commercial Truck Drivers

The federal Commercial Driver’s License Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse debuted January 2020.  It is the first nationwide effort to keep truck drivers abusing alcohol or illegal drugs off the road.

Trucking companies now must access a database of truckers with ...


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