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February 2016 Archives

Are nursing home cameras legal in New York?

If you have a loved one who lives in a New York nursing home or other type of care facility, you may be wondering about things you can do to ensure that your elderly patient receives the best possible care. Some people are implementing nursing home cameras to help with this issue. With this type of video surveillance, patients and their families can document everything that occurs in their private spaces. While many states currently have laws addressing the legality of nursing home cameras, New York currently does not. There are also no federal laws that prohibit their use or force nursing homes to comply with requests for installation of these devices.

Woman dead after New York hospital allegedly misdiagnosed her

When New York residents seek medical attention at a hospital, they reasonably expect to receive at least a minimum standard of care. However, this is not always the case. According to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety, as many as 440,000 patients die after being harmed while at U.S. hospitals each year. This figure includes instances where medical staff directly cause harm to patients, such as when a sponge is left inside someone during surgery, as well as when doctors fail to properly provide treatment to those who seek their help.

Alarm fatigue contributing to deaths in hospitals

Hospitals use a wide array of alarm systems to help alert healthcare workers to potential problems with patients. These can include heart rate monitors, ventilators, and blood oxygen monitors. Unfortunately, these systems come with an exaggerated sensitivity, and often activate when patients are not in distress. This has created a disturbing trend in hospital care that experts in the industry call alarm fatigue.

What are drug interaction injuries?

Before you take any medications, it is essential that you learn whether or not those medications can have potentially negative interactions with each other and anything else you put in your body. If you or your caregiver fail to do so, you could end up with a serious injury caused by the adverse reactions of the drugs working on your system. This is known as a drug interaction injury.

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