Blog Posts in May, 2015

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  • Patients get better surgical results with pre-op education

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 29, 2015

    A new Gallup poll suggests that Tennessee surgical candidates can expect better post-operative recovery and overall outcomes when proper pre-surgical education is given. These results suggest that doctors nationwide could be doing a better job overall of letting patients know what to expect going in, and could also radically affect patients' recovery, health and satisfaction with their care ...
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  • Lawsuits filed in deadly Amtrak derailment

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 21, 2015

    Most Tennessee residents by now have heard about the Amtrak passenger train that derailed in a Philadelphia neighborhood on May 12. The accident, which so far has claimed the lives of eight people and injured more than 200 others, received extensive news coverage for several days. No cause had yet been established, and an investigation was being conducted by the National Transportation Safety ...
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  • Using communications technology to save lives in hospitals

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 12, 2015

    Many people in Tennessee suffer serious personal injury or needlessly die due to preventable medical errors. Within hospital environments, there is a pervasive culture of silence, leading other medical staff to fail to confront those doctors, colleagues and superiors they notice making errors, sometimes leading to tragic results. The problem is that staff may be worried they will be labeled as a ...
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  • Safeguarding employees from eye injury at the workplace

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || May 6, 2015

    In various occupations within Tennessee and around the country, employees face eye hazards that could result in serious injuries. Proper training and the use of safety equipment, however, can keep workers, volunteers and bystanders free from eye injuries. Employers are required to uphold certain safety standards in the workplace. Employees must have access to readily available safety gear such as ...
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