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Smoking-Related Fires Are a Real Threat to Nursing Home Patients.

It’s Time to Put Out the Fire The U.S. Fire Administration, based on data coming from several sources, has indicated that the leading cause of residential fires that result in fatalities in older adults is smoking. The U.S. Surgeon General stated that the older adult population represents the highest fire risk group and the risk of fire injury or death increases with age. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is advocating a policy to eliminate smoking and fires caused by smoking in all nursing home environments. This would mandate that all nursing homes be smoke-free environments for residents. Smoking...

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What to Do If Your Surgery Was Botched

The World Health Organization created a checklist for surgeons to prevent surgical errors because it is estimated that in the US, surgeons operate on 200 to 300 wrong patients each year. Close to 2,500 patients have had the wrong part of their body operated on and patients have died because surgeons have removed the wrong organ or left surgical instruments in the body cavity. There have been studies indicating that almost 75% of surgical errors happen during the surgery, with the other injuries happening during pre-operative or post-operative care. The following surgical errors are the most commonly encountered in medical malpractice...

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