Law enforcement personnel like Tasers, a weapon that is supposed to stun rather than wound. The appeal is that officers can subdue suspects without injuring or killing them. However, these weapons appear to pose a risk of serious injury and death; people have suffered serious injuries or died as a result of being hit with a Taser.
Hospital-acquired infections are very preventable, yet cause many serious injuries and deaths in hospitals and nursing homes every year.
The statistics are staggering. According to the Healthcare IT News, around 722,000 hospitalized patients suffered a serious infection in 2011 while being treated in a hospital. At least 75,000 of these patients died as a direct result of hospital errors that result in infections.
A police officer and a civilian were hit by a car in Ohio, and both had to be taken to the hospital. Both were in critical condition when they were transported to Grant Medical Center.
The accident happened after another three-car wreck got the deputy called to the scene. This was in Violet Township, near U.S. 33 and Pickerington Road. It was about 7:30 in the evening when the deputy arrived on the scene.
Medical tests are routine, or so we like to think. Seldom do we question a positive or negative result, and we undertake or decline treatment based on those results. Almost everyone has had some type of medical lab test - a throat culture, a urinalysis or a blood glucose level.
Military service members who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress syndrome have often been ignored or misunderstood by the military, society, and those in the medical field. That might soon change because of a little-known alliance between military medicine and a private foundation that has set up three TBI-dedicated facilities on three military bases.
These three Intrepid Spirit Centers were built by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The patients who have accessed the treatments at these facilities are said to have been highly responsive. In fact, there is said to a 90-percent success rate for patients to return to their career and family. This shows that the interdisciplinary measures that are used at these centers show great promise.
Lead paint poisoning is the greatest environmental threat to children in the state, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Children under 3, including unborn children, are at greatest risk, although people of any age can be injured as a result of exposure to lead.
One of the most significant causes of lead poisoning is exposure to lead paint in paint chips and paint dust. In an effort to combat this, Ohio instituted the Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (OHHLPPP). This program provides information and resources about lead poisoning, focusing on lead paint exposure as the source.
Not all semi-truck accidents involve the actual truck or trailer slamming into a vehicle. Some semi-truck accidents are the result of unsecured or improperly secured loads shifting or flying off the trailer. These accidents can be just as devastating as accidents that involve the tractor-trailer careening into a vehicle. The danger posed by unsecured or improperly secured loads has led to requirements for load securement.
Improperly secured loads can lead to a host of problems. Not only can the cargo and semi-truck sustain damage, an accident that affects innocent people on the roadways can occur. These accidents can lead to serious injuries or loss of life.
Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitous ulcers, are common among nursing home residents. More than one in 10 nursing home residents experience this type of skin wound. Some are severe enough to expose bone or become infected.
Pressure sores are caused by long-term pressure on the same area of the body. They are common in nursing homes because many patients either lie or sit in the same positions for a long time. They usually develop over bones that come in contact with beds and chairs. Common areas affected are the elbows, heels, hips, shoulders, back and back of the head.
A spinal cord injury can be caused by a motor vehicle accident, act of violence, sports injury or another similar situation. Anybody who suffers this type of injury understands that his or her life is going to change, at least for the time being. However, there is a variety of treatment options to consider.
Thanks to the advancement of medicine, combined with technology, people who suffer a spinal cord injury have access to more rehabilitation methods than ever before. Some of the most recent advancements include:
If you or a loved one suffers any type of brain injury, regardless of the cause, it is important to understand exactly what happened. This starts with knowing the three levels of brain injury.
-- Mild traumatic brain injury. While it may not be as serious as the other two levels, it brings on a variety of symptoms such as a brief loss of consciousness and a change in mental status, such as confusion or dizziness, at the time of injury.