Blog Posts in June, 2015

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  • Truck accident on I-75 claims 6 lives

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

    While it is possible that injuries could be the end result of any type of motor vehicle accident, when a tractor-trailer strikes another vehicle the outcome is often catastrophic. While some people end up with traumatic brain injuries or spinal injuries that change their lives forever, for others, the injuries are so severe that they lead to death. A truck accident that recently occurred in ...
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  • Samsung unveils "see through" truck technology

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

    Drivers in Tennessee often become nervous when they pull out to pass a semi-tractor trailer. The length of these vehicles makes passing maneuvers risky even at the best of times, and their height and width makes it difficult for drivers behind them who are thinking of passing to see the road ahead. The electronics company Samsung has developed an innovative system that may calm nerves and reduce ...
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  • Drivers involved in high-speed accidents are often intoxicated

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 23, 2015

    Figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that accidents involving vehicles traveling at a speed above the posted limit claimed the lives of 197 people on the roads of Tennessee in 2012. Driving at an excessive speed was linked to about 30 percent of all fatal traffic accidents by the safety agency, and only 12 percent of these crashes occurred on interstate ...
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  • Reducing alert fatigue in Tennessee medical professionals

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 16, 2015

    As the health care industry adopts an increasing number of electronic systems, practitioners may suffer from something called alert fatigue. This could cause a medical professional to ignore an alert regarding a severe allergy a patient may have or a potentially dangerous drug interaction. However, a new product called AlertSpace could reduce the chance of a medical professional receiving an alert ...
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  • Study shows surgical errors are caused by a variety of reasons

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 11, 2015

    Tennessee residents might like to know about the results of a recent study released by the Mayo Clinic that shows that major errors during surgery do not happen often but can occur when multiple mistakes make it possible. When researchers studied 69 of these so-called "never events" to determine why errors occurred, they found that four to nine human factors contributed to each incident. The study ...
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  • Antibiotics used inappropriately in many cases

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Jun 2, 2015

    A study published in a May issue of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology says that one of the leading causes of misuse of antibiotics in Tennessee and around the country is misdiagnosis. Researchers looked at data from 500 inpatient cases from the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, and it was discovered that 95 percent of cases involving the misuse of antibiotics involved either a misdiagnosis, ...
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