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November 24, 2020 Community Help WV,Health Care Safety

Workplace Assaults: Leading Cause of Injury to Health Care Workers

Over 75% of workplace assaults are against healthcare workers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Health care professionals are also far more likely to experience injuries due to assaults compared to other professionals. Unlike other industries, there are no federal laws to protect healthcare and social workers from workplace assaults. On the…

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October 22, 2020 Health Care Safety

How to Prevent Medical Errors – 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the US, according to a recent study conducted by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Only heart disease and cancer kill more West Virginians each year, the study suggests. The information below will help you understand what I mean by medical errors and…

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August 21, 2020 Community Help WV,Health Care Safety,Nursing Home Information Center,Nursing Home Safety

Understaffed Nursing Homes at Greater Risk for COVID-19, According to Studies

Residents in nursing homes and long term care facilities make up only about 1% of the U.S. population, yet they continue to account for a disproportionately large share of U.S. deaths from COVID-19. According to an ongoing study by The Associated Press, which counts nursing homes and long term care facilities residents along with its…

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March 16, 2020 Defective medical devices,Health Care Safety

Ethicon Surgical Stapler Recalled After Causing Injuries

Surgical Stapler Lawsuits & Recalls Ethicon, one of the leading manufacturers of surgical equipment, recently recalled over 5,700 surgical stapler devices and materials in the United States, while also issuing a warning to European users that the medical equipment poses a significant risk. Ethicon’s recall involves the Echelon Flex 60 Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutters, a product…

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