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Could A Forced Air Surgical Warming Blanket Have Caused My Surgical Infection?

Surgical Warming blankets have been used in operating rooms for quite some time in order to maintain a patient’s temperature during surgery. This is especially true after orthopedic surgery, including hip replacement, as the use of warming blankets decreased blood loss in patients undergoing the surgery and were thought to reduce the risk of surgical infection.

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Statute of Limitations – Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Explains Why Time is of the Essence

The decision to pursue a personal injury lawsuit is not always an easy one to make. However, when you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another’s negligent conduct, you deserve to seek recovery as allowed by law. When it comes to any lawsuit, there are certain laws called “statutes of limitations”

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Study: most data on hospital infections unavailable to public

Hospitals across the country are using near-total discretion in the way they disclose infections that occur as a result of surgeries, cause over 8,000 deaths annually in the US, and cost an additional $10 billion per year to the healthcare system, a new study underscoring the need for public reporting standards has found.

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More hospitals using high-tech equipment to track hand washing

  This is encouraging news. American Medical News (4/25) reports that “more hospitals are exploring new technological alternatives to the traditional ‘secret shopper’ method of monitoring whether physicians, nurses and other health professionals clean their hands when they are supposed to.” Some “systems using wireless, infrared, radio frequency identification and alcohol-sensing technology offer the promise

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