Patients in Kentucky can be seriously impacted by prescribing or medication list errors. This is one of the reasons why a group of physician assistant student researchers has developed a new patient medication interview process. It's meant to serve as part of a medication reconciliation training program for medical record technicians.
As you know, there are speed limits for a reason. Speeding can significantly increase the chance of car accident and the likelihood that any injuries or damage will be serious. With the prevalence of distracted driving and the known dangers of drunk driving, it's easy to overlook how speed plays a role in many grave or fatal accidents in Kentucky.
A car accident can change your life in an instant. In the moments that it takes an accident to happen, you may find yourself left with serious injuries and property damage that can impact your life for years to come. This is especially true if you suffer a brain injury.
With the addition of automatic braking systems, airbags and crash avoidance technology, car manufacturers are making cars safer than ever before. Unfortunately, over 37,000 people in Kentucky and across the United States died in 2017 as a result of a car accident. When looking for a new vehicle, shoppers are taking note of technology advancements that can help reduce these statistics.
Wherever there is a construction site with elevated surfaces, there is the danger of workers falling and those below being struck by falling equipment and other objects. Falling objects are the third leading cause of death in the construction industry, according to OSHA, and they resulted in 45,940 injuries in 2017. That came to 5.2% of all workplace injuries throughout Kentucky and across the U.S.
Even drizzling rain can significantly up the risk of getting into a car crash in Kentucky and elsewhere, according to a new study. The findings were recently published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.