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August 2015 Archives

Better technology may reduce dangers of driving while fatigued

New York residents who remember the 2014 crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends may be interested to learn that one likely cause of the crash was fatigue. Their vehicle was hit by a truck driver who had been awake for more than 24 hours although it is unclear whether the driver fell asleep at the wheel. It is estimated that about 7,500 fatal accidents annually involve a fatigued driver.

Electronic fetal monitoring can cause problems

New York parents who are expecting a child may be interested to learn that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that, based on a review of multiple studies, electronic fetal monitoring is not advantageous for mothers or infants. Electronic fetal monitoring, which monitors the heartbeat of the infant during delivery, is supposed to alert medical staff if the infant becomes distressed and needs to be delivered immediately.

Neglect and abuse in nursing homes

Families in New York are frequently concerned about the welfare of relatives in nursing homes. While most nursing home facilities provide quality care to their residents, there have been cases in which elderly or disabled residents have been subjected to abuse, sexual assault or neglect. In some cases, abuse and neglect can go on for some time before it is discovered and stopped.

New prosthesis could help those with spinal cord injuries

New York readers may be interested to learn about a new technology that enables people to more accurately control a prosthesis with their thoughts. The advancement, which was developed by a team of engineers at Stanford University, could allow people with spinal cord injuries or neurological diseases to regain some of their independence.

Surgical black box evidence and malpractice

Patients in New York and other states may be interested to learn about proposed changes in the way surgeries are documented. A law proposed in Wisconsin could soon give patients the right to request that their surgeries be recorded. In addition to potentially serving as evidence in later legal actions, such surgery videos could provide a valuable source of information that helps medical practitioners learn from their mistakes. If the proposed legislation is enacted, patients who undergo multiple procedures, such as the elderly or terminally ill, may be able to stipulate that all their surgeries are recorded by creating advance directives.

Nursing home oversight changes ahead

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a proposed rule recently that will affect New York nursing homes as the first comprehensive update to national standards since 1991. Over the years, the number of recipients of Medicare who are residing in nursing homes has significantly increased, while 64 percent of nursing home residents are receiving Medicaid, making that program the leading payer of long-term care.

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